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Suggested improvements in family/social intervention

When requested to suggest what other social intervention measures they expected, the subjects responded as follows : (Table 18)

Table 18
Suggested Improvements

Intervention Measures Number %

Organisation of recreational activities in a bigger way (Cinema, games, festivals, drama etc.) 591 70.1
Arranging religious discourses by eminent persons 284 33.7
Starting of Old Age Homes in Villages 282 33.4
Occupational rehabilitation 21 25
Nineteen subjects could offer nothing on these measures.

The success of these intervention measures on such variables like family jointness, family integration, social integration and living status was reflected by the high percentage of people being satisfied with these and the significant improvement achieved in the areas of family and social integration of the elderlies on followup (as discussed earlier).

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