Thousands of elderly, living in both urban and rural areas, have to make do with inadequate medical facilities; many of them are living below the poverty line. This segment includes, in addition to impoverished elderly men and women, widows who are illiterate older than 60 years. They are one of the most disadvantaged sections in the Indian society. The situation is grim for old people in our society. If there is no intervention now, the situation will only get worse.

Supporting the basic needs of Elders