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Family,  Safety & Security

Belong to a Group: The 60 Plus Group

A young billionaire rushed into a hospital. And he asked the doctor, “Where is my mother? What is wrong with her? Why is she on admission?”

The doctor told him, “Your mother suffered a mild stroke.  She was brought to the hospital in time by the elderly couple sitting over there.”

The son thanked the elderly couple profusely. 

“I am sorry I don’t recognise you,” he said. The lady replied that they didn’t know him either. The son was surprised

“How do you know my mother?” he asked. 

The older man replied, “She is a member of our WhatsApp group.”

The son looked dazed.

The man continued, “We have a group on WhatsApp – The 60 Plus Group. Everyone who is sixty years and above is a member.  It is the duty of the members to enrol those in their neighbourhood.

Everyone has to send a “Good Morning” message every day. Similarly in the afternoon and night. The members can chat, exchange views, etc.

If we do not receive the mandatory messages every day, the neighbouring members are alerted and they make it a point to visit the member. This morning, we didn’t get the message from your mother. So that’s why we are here.”

“It is not enough if you have provided your parents with all the facilities money can buy,” he continued. They need people to talk to. And when was the last time you visited your mother?”

But the son couldn’t answer immediately.

“See, that’s why we have this group. Otherwise, we 60+ people would be talking to walls and windows. And hence, we had to have the 60 plus group,” the wife said as they left.

Don’t forget that while you are busy growing up, your parents are growing older. You need to check on them as often as possible. It is really important to belong to a group as they can check on you. And you can also check on other members of the group also. That way, you have each other’s backs.

It is a wonderful idea to implement in YOUR CIRCLES if you think you are alone! You never can tell who is closeby to intervene.

So, do you belong to at least a group? Anf if not, can you start a group on a platform for the specific purpose of the welfare of group members?

Apart from WhatsApp you can form and belong to a group or groups on other platforms like Telegram, Facebook and others.

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