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One-floor living helps seniors ‘age in place’

Older adults are less likely to need to change residences if their homes have certain features, including no stairs, a new study found. “Most older adults do not want to move to a nursing home, and supporting older adults to age in the community has potential to improve quality of life and costs for care,” said lead study author Marianne Granbom of Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland, and Lund University in Sweden. “But to truly understand how aging in place can be supported, we need to shift focus from…

Pakistan Railways announces free travel facility for senior citizens during Eid holidays

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Railways has announced to provide free travel facility during the first three days of Eid Ul Fitr holidays to senior citizens of over 65 years across the country. Minister for Railways Roshan Khursheed Bharucha said that the facility was a gift to its passengers from Pakistan Railways so that they could reach their destinations free of cost, timely and safely, Radio Pakistan reported. She said that it was not mere an announcement but the high officials of Pakistan Railways would ensure, monitor and…