One of the most amazing and lasting human relationships in our society is among grandparents as well as their grandchildren. Kids are the living extension of the elder's life, and therefore old people wish for time and sharing with the children at all ages. The kids also call for elder’s affection, love and sharing.
Your grandparents have been affectionate and nurturing and raised you from a toddler. Caring for your grandparents proves your affection and gratitude towards them. While your kids are the hope of your family, who are intended to accomplish your dreams and excellent education is the only solution to the quality of your kid’s lives. This is our responsibility to sensitize our children on ageing issues, so that they are able to respect their elders.
Your kids, at whatsoever age, might be the most important addition to any caregiving group. Rather than keeping the children away as they must dedicate their full time to their education, one must make them learn how to take care of their elders, for it is really important for any child’s development or else, they will fail to benefit from sharing, hugging and gaining knowledge from the elders who truly need them.
The relationship of a grandchild and a grandparent is beneficial for both, as they can learn a lot from each other’s company. So, getting your kids actively involved in a caregiving program might be the best thing that can happen to help you in raising your child well.
In general, being with elders make the kids more aware about their problems and knowledgeable about the life of an old person.
Help Age India is one of the members of HelpAge International, a prestigious organization comprising 97 member nations representing the cause of the elderly at the UN.
Help Age social work, works in the subsequent areas:
Elderly human rights - Elder ill-treatment in India, Reverse finance, Senior Citizens Associations (SCAs), Finishing loneliness, Health Insurance, Parents protection Act, Union funds Allocation, National program on elders
Eldercare - Healthcare, Societal safety, Shelters, Expert Care, Help during tragedy, providing ease
Supporters - Individual unpaid helpers, Corporates & Business houses, Trusts & Foundations, Joint & Multiparty Funders.
We all are influenced by what we gain knowledge of at a young age. Help Age’s SAVE - Student Action for Value Education program’s central focus is to sensitize school children on elderly
problems early in life, hence they take care of their elderly with affection and care and become aware of their problems deeply.
One can support SAVE and donate education in India via following ways:
• Become a SAVE supporter and work on the child development project
• Increase awareness on elderly problems
• Form your own SAVE, child welfare Committee
• Volunteer and do social work for elderly
Ali Zaelly writes about child welfare committee , child development project , social work for elderly. For More details:- http://hisave.org/
Kids and elderly bond- Fruitful for both