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#elderly people

# elderly-people - Saturday 21 January, 2017

'If this many people were dying in another way, there’d be war over it'

What do doctors and nurses want done to tackle hospital overcrowding and record numbers on trolleys? More beds, for starters.

# elderly-people - Saturday 23 January, 2016

After 70 years apart, D-Day veteran and wartime sweetheart to reunite

10,000 miles and seven decades are not enough to keep them away from each other, apparently.

# elderly-people - Thursday 12 November, 2015

From The Daily Edge An elderly couple rang 999 because they're lonely, so a policeman came for tea Act Of Kindness

An elderly couple rang 999 because they're lonely, so a policeman came for tea

Stu Ockwell said the couple had called “out of desperation” for someone to talk to.

# elderly-people - Thursday 29 October, 2015

Man jailed for 24 years for raping 88-year-old woman in her bed

His elderly victim has been unable to return home, where she had lived for more than 20 years.

# elderly-people - Saturday 5 September, 2015

PHOTOS: 80-something graffiti artists hit the streets in Portugal

“It’s good to keep learning until you die.”

# elderly-people - Friday 28 August, 2015

Man with Irish accent wanted over "callous" assault on 80-year-old woman in London

The elderly victim had told a group of people to stop making noise in her flat complex.

# elderly-people - Monday 15 June, 2015

Elderly woman loses her home after letting her son move in after marriage breakdown

The abuse includes demands for money, stealing of possessions and withholding money from older people.

# elderly-people - Friday 13 February, 2015

Elderly people won't pay out more under Fair Deal scheme

Minister Kathleen Lynch said an extra €30 million is needed.

# elderly-people - Tuesday 2 December, 2014

Renewed calls to meet minister after abuse claims at Mayo care home

HIQA inspected the home last summer and found a number of failings.

# elderly-people - Sunday 17 August, 2014

'I was all alone in the house, no wife, no kids - when my dog died it was the last thing'

ALONE is looking for volunteers for its befriending service.

# elderly-people - Thursday 14 August, 2014

Who are the longest-married couple in Ireland?

The Catholic Grandparents Association is looking for the secret to a long and happy marriage.

# elderly-people - Friday 4 July, 2014

Some older people are being forced to choose between food, fuel and medication

Age Action says the Government needs to look out for the elderly.

# elderly-people - Wednesday 18 June, 2014

Public asked to look out for elderly people as temperatures soar

Temperatures will hit 28 degrees today, but the public is being asked to remember elderly neighbours.

# elderly-people - Thursday 12 June, 2014

The income gap between older people is widening

Over 26% of people over 50 rely on state transfers as their sole source of income.

# elderly-people - Tuesday 6 May, 2014

Over 4,000 nursing home residents were seriously injured in 2013

Age Action says that number is ‘concerning’.

# elderly-people - Wednesday 4 December, 2013

Column: Restoring the Christmas bonus should be a no-brainer

A reintroduction of the Christmas bonus would be a huge boost for both people who rely on social welfare payments and for the economy, writes Patrick Nulty TD.

# elderly-people - Tuesday 22 October, 2013

"It's time to shout stop." - Elderly people to protest outside Dáil

The Irish Senior Citizens Parliament is hoping to recreate the success of 2008 protests that were held held five years ago today.

# elderly-people - Friday 14 June, 2013

New EU-funded device detects when a pensioner has a bad fall

Around 20 per cent of elderly people receive hospital care every year after a fall.

# elderly-people - Tuesday 8 January, 2013

Helpline receives 15,000 calls from older people in 2012

The helpline, operated by Third Age Ireland, was especially busy over the Christmas period, as older people dealt with bereavement, financial worries, and having to say goodbye to family members who have emigrated.

# elderly-people - Wednesday 5 December, 2012

Study says recession has hit older people more than reported

A study from NUI Galway says the perception that older people have secure finances is not always a fair one.

# elderly-people - Thursday 29 November, 2012

Column: Medical cards are a hot issue – but the Government shouldn’t shy away

Means-testing medical cards for the elderly got a previous government in trouble – but that doesn’t mean it’s a bad idea, writes Eoin Lynch.

# elderly-people - Thursday 23 August, 2012

HIQA closes a total of 11 nursing homes over two years

Inspections have revealed concerns over bathing residents and food portions, as well as serious levels of understaffing.

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