A seminar on elderly problems (generational hole) organized through the Good Samaritan Women Society, Kohima turned into held with the DEF Kohima on Thursday at the SP office Conference Hall. The seminar turned into held in collaboration with Integrated Rural Development and Educational Organisation, Manipur, under the aegis of the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment.
The resource humans for the seminars were Neithonuo Liegise, Managing Director, Kohima Old Age Home, Merima, and Dr. P Kilemsungla, Former Member, NPSC.
In trying to adapt to the short-changing international, Nekoosa Chakhesang, Senior SP Kohima, regarded that Nagas deviates from its cultural and traditional values of being concerned and respecting the elderly. A seminar on the elderly problem is needed inside the contemporary shows the dropping values of Nagas in being concerned and respecting its elderly regarded Chakhesang.
“We have to deal with the elderly problems more realistically and effectively,” stated Chakhesang calling for different companies and organizations’ involvement.
Likewise, who has been going for walks at the Kohima Old Age Home for the last thirteen years, shared her stories running with the aged residents in Nagaland while also talking briefly on The Maintenance and Welfare of Parents and Senior Citizens Act, 2007. “Aging has ended up a social hassle,” stated Liegise pointing out the many challenges confronting the elderly in these days’ society.
Apart from the bodily and psychological restraints, the hassle of elderly abuse, the problem of ok housing, and high-quality care for the antique have been troubles highlighted by way of Liege. Sharing experiences from the Old Age Home, Liegise found out there were infinite instances of verbal and bodily abuse of the elderly in Naga society by using their personal children. Further, the elderly are not given nice care and time in which starvation, negligence, and care of elderly dad and mom have been cited.
Liege changed into the view that era in the shape of conversation offerings is also inflicting damages in relationships where kids today are not bodily present for their aged dad and mom. “Love and warmth in relationships are decreasing. Family ties and bonds have become very less,” said Liegise, who maintained that cultural values, in addition to Christian values, ought to be revived once more. She also mentioned the critical position that Police forces play in shielding the citizens’ rights and protection, mainly the aged.
Emphasizing on the Maintenance and Welfare of Parents and Senior Citizens Act, 2007 initiated by using Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment, Government of India, Liegise cited that the Act directs the felony responsibility for kids and heirs to offer upkeep to senior citizens and parents, with the aid of monthly allowance.
While the Act provides an easy, fast, and less expensive mechanism for protecting the older people’s life and belongings, much is to be done for the elderly residents in Nagaland. Likewise pointed the need for the State to provide unfastened healthcare offerings to its elderly, the presence of Geriatric wards and Geriatricians in State fitness facilities, the growing want for a separate helpline for the elderly, transport services, and many others. With the Act making sure setting up of vintage age homes, Liegise also hoped that greater antique age homes might be an installation in Nagaland across its districts.