Amartya Sinha | Last Modified - Jun 16, 2011, 12:44 AM IST
New Delhi: The International Network for Prevention of Elder Abuse (INPEA), Asia and India Chapter celebrated the ‘Observance of the World Elder Abuse Awareness Day’ on Tuesday at the India Habitat Centre in New Delhi.
On the occasion Dr. Mala Kapur Shankardass, an eminent sociologist said, "Observance of this day brings recognition to elder abuse as a public health and human rights issue, which needs to be addressed by individuals, families, communities and governments. It is an opportunity to bring community response to Stop Abuse, Protect Rights of Older People, Adopt Strategies to Make Life Better for Older People, Make Freedom from Abuse and Neglect a Reality for Older People, Be a Powerful Voice to Speak against Abuse, Maltreatment and Neglect of Older Persons."
Commenting on the current scenario, Mr. Amit Vaidya, Director-UCC Care Pvt Ltd said "Disintegration of the joint family system, the fast-paced urban lifestyles, shortage of space in urban dwelling units and changing concepts of privacy and space for individuals have led to a situation where the elders of family, parents and grandparents, are finding themselves vulnerable and isolated."
The event also witnessed the launch of Golden Estate, a fully managed residential complex which will provide best in-class care and comfort through a plush community lifestyle solution.
Conceptualised and developed by a team of professionals covering all issues of concern to senior citizens, The Golden Estate exemplifies luxurious community living for senior citizens.
The first residential complex will be operationalised by January, 2012.