SOCIAL SECURITY MEASURES AND LIFESTYLE BEHAVIOUR OF ELDERS


Dr.P.Firoz Babu
Assistant Professor, SRI KRISHNADEVARAYA UNIVERSITY
Abstract
1.1 Background Every person – in every country in the world – should have the opportunity to live a long and healthy life. Yet, the environments in which we live can favor health or be harmful to it. Environments are highly influential on our behavior and our exposure to health risks, our access to services like health and social care and the opportunities that ageing brings. Old age has many positive and negative aspects associated with it. Often the realities, perceptions and expectations vary a lot and become a source of distress. It is important to evaluate the concerns and reflect on the possible solutions. 2. Objectives • To study the various age-related issues influencing the lifestyles of older people. • To understand the social security measures for elders in urban settings. 2.1 Method The qualitative study was taken up to know the social security measures for elder people and to study the lifestyle of the older adults for their well-being. 2.2 Inference: There are many social concerns raised by the older adults and they are needed to be addressed. Awareness, provision of information on how to approach the concerned authority for utilizing the scheme and ease of administrative procedures should be the important part of providing social security measures for older people. These require multi-level and multidisciplinary levels of checks to deal with and help the elderly to lead a healthy lifestyle with long term social security. 3. KEY WORDS: Ageing, Health, Social Security, lifestyle, common health conditions, India. 4. Preamble: India, one of the oldest civilizations around the world, is the country with a long history of almost 5000 years and extremely complex social structure. Most of the religious groups around the world like Hinduism, Islam, Buddhism, Christianity, etc., are present here and in addition, there are a variety of cultures and sections with different belief and rituals under the same constitution. Thus, Indian social matrix and cultural pattern is characterized by “Unity in diversity.” 5. Social Security for Elderly – Introduction Until recently, family and adult children took on the responsibility of looking after their elderly and were considered to be a reliable source for providing old age security. However, these traditional sources of old age security have come under great strain due to the increased longevity of the elderly, and other widespread
Keywords: Ageing, Health, Social Security, lifestyle, common health conditions, India.
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EPRA International Journal of Research & Development (IJRD)

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Published on : 2022-09-05

Vol : 7
Issue : 9
Month : September
Year : 2022
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