'ELDERLY' - on hearing this word many of us may remember our old grandparents at once.So, what does elderly actually mean? Elderly is a reference to old people who've crossed middle age.It is a reference to the characteristics of old people as an adjective.
According to Shakespeare, old age is second childhood. Old people show dramatic change in their characteristics as well as physical appearance. The notable changes are:
1. They usually shrink in size
2.They want to get involved in many things
3.They usually desire a lot
4.As said before,their behavior changes
An elderly person needs a lot of support from his/her family.They won't be able to do their chores by themselves instead they need a lot of help.Nowadays,the elderly are being pushed to old age homes which should be prohibited.We,the young generation,should try to influence old people's life in a good way.
I'd like to end my speech quoting a few verses from Shakespeare's poem 'All the world's a stage':
The last scene of all
That ends this strange eventful history
Is second childishness and mere oblivion,
Sans teeth,sans eyes,sans taste,sans everything