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Seniors in India want the freedom to live on their own


Things are changing in India with more seniors choosing to live on their own in retirement villages. Photos: AFP

Things are changing in India with more seniors choosing to live on their own in retirement villages. Photos: AFP

More households in India are breaking the tradition of living together, especially for senior citizens.

When Usha Mantri brushed off frowning traditionalists and moved into a retirement village, she became a pioneer for a generation of Indians who are increasingly breaking the custom of multi-generational households.

Usha Mantri works in a garden outside her home at The Dignity Foundation Township in Neral. While most senior citizens still prefer to live with their families, alternative options are increasingly in demand as the country develops, children migrate and their parents live for longer. Photo: AFP
   

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