THE NEED FOR OLD AGE HOME FOR VETERANS
There is urgent need for aged home for the veterans. Children abandoning the aged parents are increasing day by day. Many colonies and individual houses constructed some forty years back with lot of dreams today remain deserted. There is no body to live in and maintain it.
Most of their children got very good higher education and flew away to US and
Their dreams like build a house, educate their children, arrange them a good married life every thing fulfilled, but the inherent desire to live jointly with them in the old age did not materialize.
For many educated senior citizens money is not the problem. The main problem is who will look after them at this old age.
Here comes the need for a well planned aged home exclusively for the aged veterans and their families. Of course there are a number of aged homes throughout the country.
The Exwel Trust carried out a survey on the problems of aged veterans and their families. It has been noticed with great concern that the life of many aged veterans at the their fag end is miserable. It may be understood that the pension alone will not give a peaceful life. It is the happy social family life that is needed with the pension.
In view of the increasing social unhappiness in a family, the Trust had decided to conduct frequent counseling to the needy families and educate them to have a joint family wherever possible to look after the aged parents.
The Trust is proposing to start an aged veteran’s home for the needy aged veterans. The details will be published in due course. In the meantime, the readers are welcome to give their suggestions in the matter.