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Elder Line: Toll-Free Number for Elderly

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  • 29 Sep 2021
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Recently, the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment launched the Elder Line, the first Pan-India toll-free helpline number (14567) for Senior Citizens, ahead of International Day of Older Persons, which is observed on 1st October every Year.

Key Points

Ageing

  • Ageing is a continuous, irreversible, universal process, which starts from conception till the death of an individual.
  • However, the age at which one’s productive contribution declines and one tends to be economically dependent can probably be treated as the onset of the aged stage of life.
  • The National Elderly Policy defines people in the 60+ age group as elderly.

Source: TH

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