The Chennai City Police has taken up enumeration of senior citizens living alone. According to a release from the police, the senior citizens may volunteer information such as their name, full address with the name of the police station (if known) and telephone number. The details may be provided by calling 044-23452320 between 9 a.m. and 9 p.m. daily, including on holidays. The details may also be furnished through e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org or faxed to 044-28555034.
Age is no bar for entrepreneurship if one gets a leg-up — this is what the Tamil Nadu Elders For Elders Federation is proving now. An amalgam of 450 self-help groups, it has inked an MoU with Bengaluru-based Nabard Financial Services (Nabardfs) to open firms by elders. They will venture into fish export and allied agriculture businesses with the credits amounting to nearly Rs 5 crore this year. Elders ditched by their families are now confident and ready to lead life afresh.