A seminar on elderly problems (generational hole) organized by means of 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 Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment.
The resource humans for the seminars were Neithonuo Liegise, Managing Director, Kohima Old Age Home, Meriema and Dr. P Kilemsungla, Former Member, NPSC.
In the try to adapt with the short-changing international, Nekoosa Chakhesang, Senior SP Kohima, regarded that Nagas are deviating from its cultural and traditional values of being concerned and respecting the elderly. The fact that a seminar at 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 in a more realistic and effective way,” stated Chakhesang calling for the involvement of different companies and organisations.
‘Aging has ended up a social problem’
Liegise, who has been going for walks 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 Liegise. 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 instances of starvation, negligence, and care of elderly dad and mom have been cited.
Liegise changed into of the view that era in the shape of conversation offerings is also inflicting damages in relationships where kids today not are bodily present for his or her 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 additionally mentioned the critical position that Police forces play in shielding the rights and protection of the citizens 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 the protection of life and belongings of the older people, much is to be done for the elderly residents in Nagaland. Liegise 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 may be an installation in Nagaland across its districts.