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International Journal of Agriculture Extension and Social Development
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International Journal of Agriculture Extension and Social Development

2024, Vol. 7, Special Issue 1
Social problems of elderly residing in old age homes of Haryana

Tanvi Sharma, Dr. Rashmi Tyagi, Dr. Tamanna Sharma and Dr. Jatesh Kathpalia

Aging is an inevitable aspect of life, yet societal changes like urbanization and shifting family structures have left many elderly individuals vulnerable to neglect and isolation. Gender disparities and economic pressures exacerbate these challenges, leading to issues such as poverty and lack of social security. The erosion of socio-cultural values further compounds elderly people's vulnerability. Despite these obstacles, initiatives like old age homes aim to address the needs of seniors, particularly those affected by rural homelessness. By understanding and addressing these social challenges, societies can ensure that elderly individuals receive the care and support they deserve in their later years. The study was conducted in five cultural regions of Haryana to make a total sample of 200 respondents. Age, caste, family type, family size, annual income before coming to the old age home, living arrangement before entering the old age home and land holding after coming to the old age home were found to be significant with social problems of the respondents residing in old age homes. The resolution of social issues encountered by senior citizens residing in old age homes necessitates a comprehensive strategy that includes community-building events, cross-generational initiatives, peer support groups, technology integration, pet therapy, cultural engagement, volunteer involvement, counselling services, and staff development. Old age homes have the ability to provide its inhabitants with a more lively and rewarding living environment through the provision of emotional support, meaningful relationships and a feeling of community. These programmes are designed to improve the general quality of life for senior citizens residing in old age homes, reduce social isolation, and foster wellbeing.
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How to cite this article:
Tanvi Sharma, Dr. Rashmi Tyagi, Dr. Tamanna Sharma, Dr. Jatesh Kathpalia. Social problems of elderly residing in old age homes of Haryana. Int J Agric Extension Social Dev 2024;7(1S):32-37. DOI: 10.33545/26180723.2024.v7.i1Sa.281
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