Role of Counseling for wellbeing of Senior Citizens
Dr. PV Rasal
Old age is the closing period in the life span. In resent year, there is a growing concern about the problems of the senior citizens, especially those who are in their late sixties or above. It has been found that rapid growth of the old population due to better living conditions, medical advancement and favorable government policy. It is estimated that by the year 2050 the old population may reach 25% level. Age 60 is the demarcation for clients referred to as “third-age” clients. It is apparent the oldest of the old live much longer, into their 90s and beyond. It is observed that, senior citizens are neglected by the society, because they assume that senior citizens are incapable of active business of life, they cannot contribute. The family members also neglect them. Counselor can understand the psycho-social and biological problems and needs of old people help them to solve their problems and to help them to enhance wellness in their life. Counselor can create happiness in their life. Once senior citizens people are satisfied in their life they can spend their time creatively and constructively if they decide to spend his life doing well to themselves, family, society and ultimately to the nation also. Thus senior citizens people can play an active and important role in the material progress of themselves, society and nation.