Senior citizens are rediscovering their identity in their silver years, says The Positive Ageing report
Mumbai, October 19, 2021: Columbia Pacific Communities, India’s largest senior living community operator, had launched India’s first ever report on the golden agers, The Positive Ageing Report in August this year on the occasion of World Senior Citizens Day. The report aims to understand the changing aspirations, needs, and views of ageing of senior citizens in the 21st century compared to the young generation.
As per the report, over 25% of respondents over 60 identify themselves with their own ambitions and interests compared to 22% of millennials, 18% of Gen-X and 23% of people aged between 46 and 60. Interestingly, women outnumber men in believing that their passions and interests reflect their identity, with 30% of women agreeing to the same, compared to 23% of men. Only 19% of women identify themselves with their careers compared to 31% of men who believe their careers shape their individuality.
“Our idea of ‘Positive Ageing’ is not prescriptive, we are not defining or imposing our idea of ageing. The report corroborated that conventional concepts and stereotypes about age in India are fast giving way to new ideas like ‘Positive Ageing’ where the elderly population are keen to add more life to their years and take charge of their physical and mental health. It also reveals that Indian seniors are as independent, focussed, enterprising and aspirational as any other age-group”, says Mohit Nirula, CEO, Columbia Pacific Communities.
About Columbia Pacific Communities
Columbia Pacific Communities (CPC) is India’s largest and most experienced senior living community operator with close to 1600 residential units under management in 5 cities and 9 locations across south India. As the pioneers in this category, it is committed to reimagining the concept of senior living in India and create world-class practices that exceed these expectations of all our stakeholders. It is part of the Columbia Pacific group, one of the foremost developers of senior living communities in the United States, Canada and South East Asia. Founded by Dan Baty, Columbia Pacific has more than 40 years of experience and expertise in designing, building and managing senior housing communities around the world. The team, with the expertise of their principals in the United States of America and our partners in India, brings together rich experience in senior housing design, development and management.