The only solution to old age problems is dying young. There are many myths regarding old age:
1. As your age increases your needs go down: Many old people (age exceeding 80 is old, I presume?) continue to do things the way they were doing 10-13 years back. None of their needs have gone down – if they were eating a lot, they continue to do the same. If they liked travelling, they are travelling – needing help but travelling, if they liked gold, the continue to wear jewellery…
2. Habits change as age increases: Unless the body says it is not possible to do, people do things the way they were doing
3. My father died at 70, I will die at 75? Completely wrong. If your father died at 70, you can die at 99. There is no co-relation except in our minds. If you still want to work on an average take the average of all the seniors in your house – your grandparents, their brothers, sisters, all other elder to you who have died of natural causes, then add 10 years to it. That is a better bet.
4. Old age homes are for poor people: Old age homes (well run ones like Athashree in Pune built by Paranjape builders) are a place where similar thinking people can live together. My parents LIVE THERE BY CHOICE – and enjoy it. Will hasten to add they also have a Mumbai house, but they are in a minority. For most others it is THE PRIMARY residence.
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