Where do you live when you’re old?

An interesting story titled When I’m sixty four on India Together, which deals with how the elderly are having to move into old age homes.

There are brown ones, black ones, and even grey ones. Teddy bears of all sizes and colours tucked in her bed, beside her pillow. “Have you met my babies? They are all sleeping right now. Don’t they look sweet?” asks Rita Sikand, 86.

Sadly for Sikand, these teddy bears are all she has now. Thrown out of her house by her daughter, she has been staying at a private old-age home in Delhi for the past five years. Here, her basic needs of food and shelter are looked after and she is able to live a life of dignity. However, the home is unable to fulfil her longing for the love of her family.

Read the rest of the story on India Together.


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