You can be 60, 75 or even 99 years old … But, hold your breath, you are still young. You have to travel a long journey of your life. In terms of longevity no age is defined for Senior Citizens.
For the 75 year old individual the person in the 99th year of his/her life may be senior citizen. He/she may still feel young while talking about the individual ready to complete his/her century in an useful manner.
You are not only a Very Important Person (V.I.P.) for the society … you can also be a Very Important Problem (V.I.P.) for the society.
The Old Age is your biggest problem and it is you and only you, who can solve this problem. You are very intelligent and experienced. You still have the ability to work as a wiser guide for the society with your matured way of thinking. You have the competence to reorganise the society with your wisdom to achieve any one of the goals mentioned here.
You might be the one, who knows the best. Therefore, you make stay connected with the activities to achieve the goals, which could not be achieved during your active life.
The Internet is able to keep Senior Citizens engaged in a variety of ways. These were not available a few decades ago. Here are a few examples of how the Internet can be a great resource for seniors. With change of social structure and most children being away from home to pursue career, seniors are left alone to fend for themselves. However, they can continue to live as before with the help of Internet in various ways:
Gone are the days of contacting with the help of snail mails, long distance calls etc. Today the easiest way to communicate with family members, who are away from home, is by means of Email, Chats [Video and Audio]. Whether an older person is looking for a friend to converse with or a romantic interest, the Internet is home to many senior pen pals waiting to connect. This new form of finding pen pals is a great way for seniors to stay connected with people
B. Social Media
Social media sites began as hubs for young people but today an increased number of seniors are engaging on these sites. They have found that this is one of the easiest ways to stay in touch with friends, family and current events in the modern, digital age.
C. Utility services
You cannot get away to avoid services like banking, pension problems, municipal bills; problems arising out of your Electricity bills, mobile bills, Internet service bills, and so many other billings . Internet can help you to do it from the comfort of your home. You can receive your bills , pay them online and also use Internet for related problem redressed.
D. Shop Online
An activity that may sometimes be frustrating for seniors is going shopping. They may have trouble driving or parking in crowded lots. Some may not be able to walk around for long periods of time or navigate a huge store or mall. And many can feel anxious around big crowds of people. Online shopping is the perfect solution! They are still able to buy gifts for family, or treats for themselves without all the hassle of going to the store. In conclusion, there are many places for seniors to feel at home online. The Internet can enrich their lives in many ways. It’s no longer a place dominated by youth. There are online communities full of seniors, learning new things and meeting new people. This trend will only continue as technology makes the Internet accessible for generations of seniors to come.
E. Cash on delivery
You need not bother about paying the online shopping bills for your regular medicines and other purchases as well. Payment through your bank account or Debit Cards is not mandatory. Most online shops offer Cash payment on delivery.
F. Preventive Wellness, Health Protection and Medical Services
Seniors are prone to more and more medical problems with advancing age. You can not only learn about various diseases effecting you but also get helpful information. For example, how to take care or what to ask and explain to your doctor about your problems.
You can guide the Younger Generation
All Old Age V.I.P.s owe collective social responsibility to guide the younger generation in their efforts to achieve the underachieved goals in their sphere of their work. Their honorary contribution will be acknowledged by the society with more respect and dignity than during their active working life. This can be a real hidden treasure for the Society. Internet can help you to find out avenues and ways of involvement.
Use your Experience and Expertise
The older doctors, lawyers, engineers, Chartered accounts, economists, sociologist and other professionals, who have retired from active career, can do a wonderful job on the basis of their expertise. They can give directions to rejuvenate the society. People, who had been associated with social security programmes and have many years of practical experience of “Getting things done”, can suggest better methods for retirement planning, Old Age benefits. The solutions provided by these visionaries will be realistic and not just crackpots.
Let us start a new era – “Let youngsters realise their dreams through the experience of elders”.
Can you tell me how many of you consider yourself to be wise enough to guide the society and nation to rebuild itself? The answer in affirmative will be 100%.
An idea for the Government and Administration
A big army of selfless Senior Citizens pass their valuable time just either by gossiping or playing cards. The government needs to channelise and reorganise this group. Why don’t we allow them to play their constructive role in the society? This is much more relevant as you can see degeneration of services and administration, due to unavailability of skilled manpower. Doesn’t the business class community put their grandparents as their icon in their flourishing businesses? Doesn’t they seek their guidance? Government should encourage the retirees from public offices and private institutions to shoulder their part of responsibility, if they are willing to do so. That way they can command respect in the society as a contributor. Senior Citizens don’t to live like useless burdens on the society.
Most Senior Citizens are afraid of learning computer operations to use Internet. Actually operating a computer or using Internet is as easy as switching on and off a multi-channel Television set or a microwave oven. The preliminary knowledge required can be acquired easily. The cost of all gadgets has also come down within affordable limits. As a matter of fact, Internet can help get rid of memory shortage.
Online and Offline Learning
It is surprising for some to learn that people of age 60-70 years are a demographic that is returning to school in large numbers. Older students showed more satisfaction with offline or online learning than younger students. The rate of satisfaction also increased with age. Many short interactive courses are available at reasonably low costs almost everywhere. These help learn how to use Internet from your computer, Laptop and also from most basic (but latest) mobile handsets.
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You also have a God named Google Search. Someone rightly said – You may not believe in God, but believe Google. Ask any question, be it personal, medical or anything … In all probabilities, you will get multiple answers, options, suggestions and guidance.
The greatest unused national resources of a Nation are retired Senior Citizens. In advanced countries, nobody likes to be called a senior citizen till the age of 80. In those countries, they like to go to school, learn new subjects and keep themselves updated. Government can channelise such willing contributors, with slightest recognition, so that they get involved in the shaping of Nation’s future.
The Government can also take care of physically handicapped citizens affected by polio, hearing loss or impairment of vision. Giving money or shedding tears cannot change their lives. Instead, we can open centres in every corner to teach them the ways and means to live with their handicap.
Many physically challenged citizens have contributed to the society much more than the society did for them.
It is my utmost desire that every citizen in My India – India of My dreams – must fall in love with his/her life and should never feel like that he/she is a burden on the society .