Monday, May 29, 2023

Nagaland: Senior citizens sensitized on schemes

A community awareness programme for senior citizens and free medical camp was organised by the Elder Line Nagaland under the banner of National Helpline for Senior Citizens on May 13 at Viswema Village, Kohima.
A press release by Elder Line Nagaland informed that the programme was conducted to sensitise the people of Viswema about the Elder Line and various government schemes and programmes for the benefit of the senior citizens.
During the programme, Elder Line Nagaland, programme manager, Neithonuo Liegise explained about the helpline number 14567 and the services it provides such as information, guidance, emotional support and field intervention- rescue and abuse cases. She informed that helpline was available from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., Monday to Sunday.
She said Elder Line aims to provide services so as to facilitate happy and healthy ageing by serving the senior citizens of India with honour and compassion.
Liegise also explained the old age pension scheme for senior citizens and the benefits of availing a senior citizens’ card. She also shared about the need for a Recreational and Day care centre for senior citizens in all the villages in Nagaland.
She informed that so far, the Elder Line has rescued over 26 destitute senior citizens, since its inception.
Panel lawyer of Kohima District Legal Service Authority, Keduvi Zhotso talked on “Maintenance and Welfare of Parents and Senior Citizens Act, 2007.” He sensitized the gathering on various laws that exist to protect the senior citizens.
The programme attended by over 160 senior citizens including Elder Line team was followed by free medical camp.

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