What Happens To Us As We Age?

Our body is constantly put through a series of changes every minute; we call it the process of 'aging'. Aging is an accumulation of biological changes over a period of time. Trillions of cells in our body are constantly changing, some get destroyed or die and at the same time new cells are formed every minute, these accounts for our body's growth. Birthdays are an important event in everyone's life that measures our age. Aging is normally associated with wrinkles, dark spots, hair loss and many other things, but it is much more than just all of these. Aging is a process not just related to superficial physical changes, but also related to psychological and social changes. Although aging is more visible externally, there are a lot of internal effects of aging as well, which are most critical. As we grow old, it is important for all of us to know what the normal course of aging is and what is not.

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Older person's grant

You can get a grant to see you through your old age. An older persons grant is paid to women who are 60 years or older and men who are 60 years or older. This grant used to be called the old age pension. 

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If you are already receiving an old age, disability or war veteran's grant and you are unable to care for yourself, to the point where you need full-time care from someone else, then you may get an additional monthly payment from the government called a grant-in-aid. You cannot get the grant-in-aid on its own; it must be in addition to one of these main grants.

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Retirement age: Your rights

The labour legislation does not deal directly with the issue of retirement age. However, it does say that no one may be unfairly discriminated against because of their age. This means that the employer and employee must agree on a retirement age.

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