When we take a helicopter survey of what and how other players are contributing towards seniors then we would discover that 90% senior citizens prefer to stay in their own sweet home for various reasons, and only 10% want to move in old age homes, colony or township for the much discussed advantages. Here are some of the other case studies:
1. Sian Sadan, Bhilai Steel Plant : The largest unit of Steel Authority of India Ltd (SAIL) Bhilai contributes towards seniors by converting its own training center beside Bhilai Institute of Technology, Durg in an old age colony with all the facilities possible for a small colony of about 50-100 occupants.
2. Government of Chhattisgarh : Several state governments either run their own or partially help various organizations running old age home including that by Chhattisgarh government. Most commonly these governments help by allocating free or heavily subsidized land and some governments even extend financials assistance though ridden with kick backs due to red tape-ism.
3. Government of India : India government is running several schemes for the senior citizens including discounts for train travel and higher bank interest rates etc.
4. United States of America : Senior citizens in The US never worry about any savings for their old age as their government takes care of and funds all their needs including medical mentioned previously within this paper itself.
5. Dignity Foundation Township, Mumbai : The Co-Founder of ElderCare.group has had the privilege of a short stint with Dignity Foundation Bombay, 20 years ago while they were running a magazine for the elderly and still planning to launch their township for the senior citizens at Karjat, outskirts.
Many professionals are so particular and specific about using the right terminology while dealing with the senior citizens that sometimes an average Indian with limited vocabulary would even call them finicky or crazy – but that’s how the dignity of elders are respected.