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#Older People

# older-people - Sunday 2 April, 2017

How tiny woolly hats are making a difference in the lives of older people

The knitted creations raise money for charity and allow older people to meet up and work together.

# older-people - Wednesday 22 March, 2017

Older people ending up in hospital due to inappropriate prescriptions

People over the age of 65 are particularly vulnerable to the adverse effects of medicine.

# older-people - Saturday 25 February, 2017

'Retirement should be an option' - plan to abolish retirement age welcomed

It has received widespread welcome from older people’s’ groups.

# older-people - Tuesday 14 February, 2017

Most older people are having sex on a regular basis

Having sex in your advancing years makes you more optimistic about growing old, the research claims.

# older-people - Monday 19 December, 2016

From The Daily Edge Older people in Ireland are getting lovely Christmas cards made by Thai kids and their Irish teacher Cards From Thailand

Older people in Ireland are getting lovely Christmas cards made by Thai kids and their Irish teacher

They’re sending the cards to the charity Age Action, who will distribute them to the older people using their services. Aww.

# older-people - Tuesday 6 December, 2016

End-of-life care plans at Galway nursing home left blank

There was also no nurse in charge on the day of a Hiqa inspection.

# older-people - Sunday 4 December, 2016

Have an elderly neighbour? Check in on them

Hundreds of people die each year due to health risks associated with cold weather and fuel poverty.

# older-people - Friday 2 December, 2016

'I didn't want to be any bother': Older people urged to ask for help this Christmas ALONE This post contains videos

'I didn't want to be any bother': Older people urged to ask for help this Christmas

A charity for older people wants to remind them they deserve to live with dignity.

# older-people - Friday 25 November, 2016

Poll: Should mandatory retirement be abolished? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should mandatory retirement be abolished?

Retirement clauses have led to high numbers of older people on the dole.

# older-people - Monday 5 September, 2016

There'll be a million over-65s in Ireland by 2031 - experts say we need a plan

Social Justice Ireland said it is seriously concerned that adequate funding is not being provided to address the ageing of the population.

# older-people - Tuesday 19 July, 2016

It might be great weather outside, but there are a few things to worry about

Watch out for your pets, and don’t forget the suncream, these experts say.

# older-people - Wednesday 6 July, 2016

Families 'very upset' as residents of nursing home to be removed over safety concerns

The HSE made the decision after an electrical report highlighted a number of risks.

# older-people - Friday 3 June, 2016

Social workers 'waiting for people to die' to get elderly clients the care they need

Social workers say as many of half of their clients who have gone into nursing homes could have stayed in their own homes with proper supports.

# older-people - Wednesday 13 April, 2016

What about this idea? - Caring for older people to pay for your own future care

An Irish student has won an international award for a version of the proposal.

# older-people - Saturday 12 March, 2016

# older-people - Tuesday 8 March, 2016

Older people moving to smaller houses might help housing crisis

Age Action says an ESRI report “seems to ignore the lack of choice faced by many older people”.

# older-people - Tuesday 19 January, 2016

Gerry Adams is hopeful he’ll be Taoiseach for the Easter Rising centenary

Sinn Féin has launched its policy for older people, but not everyone is impressed.

# older-people - Wednesday 11 November, 2015

Traffic lights are changing too quickly for a lot of old people

The average Irish person walks at around 1.33 metres per second.

# older-people - Friday 30 October, 2015

‘I don’t feel safe in my home after it was burgled and fear constantly hangs over me’

Pat Kelly, aged 72, cared for his parents for most of his life. Now, he struggles to make ends meet and fears the rise in crime in his area.

# older-people - Sunday 23 August, 2015

From The Daily Edge 17 times older people were the best thing on Facebook Facebook

# older-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.

# older-people - Monday 4 May, 2015

What has it really been like for older people during austerity?

The magnitude of the impact of the recession on older people is as diverse as the ageing population itself.

# older-people - Tuesday 10 February, 2015

From The Daily Edge Let these Irish pensioners teach you everything about love All You Need Is...

# older-people - Monday 29 December, 2014

Poll: Do you agree that the State pension should be cut? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you agree that the State pension should be cut?

As more people get older, the Government have concerns about increasing expenditure.

# older-people - Friday 19 December, 2014

Six homeless people just got the keys to their new houses

It’s all thanks to ALONE.

# older-people - Thursday 6 November, 2014

Our ageing population ‘risks a poor quality of life’ unless action is taken now

A major new study has warned that urgent reform is needed.

# older-people - Thursday 30 October, 2014

The waiting list for nursing home money is getting even longer

The budget for the scheme is capped and those on the waiting list are forced to foot a bill of €13,000 a year until they’re approved.

# older-people - Wednesday 29 October, 2014

Nursing home waiting lists are ‘spiralling out of control’

Over 2,100 people are on the HSE’s Fair Deal waiting list.

# older-people - Friday 10 October, 2014

Opinion: You’re never too old to talk – so don’t overlook older people’s mental health

Some great strides have been made in this country in recent years to tackle mental health issues, but let’s make sure all people in society are cared for.

# older-people - Thursday 2 October, 2014

Robbers burst into home of elderly couple armed with screwdrivers and iron bars

The couple were not physically harmed but were left badly shaken.

# older-people - Wednesday 1 October, 2014

You’re better off being old in the US, Norway or France than you are in Ireland

By 2050, the over 60s will account for 29.7% of the population.

# older-people - Tuesday 30 September, 2014

One in five older Irish people live in deprivation

74,520 Irish people over the age of 65 are suffering enforced deprivation.

# older-people - Monday 15 September, 2014

“My nieces and nephews are demanding their inheritance now”

The first six months of 2014 saw more than 12,000 calls made to the Senior Help Line.

# older-people - Sunday 14 September, 2014

Prescription charges bring in €120m but hurt ‘most vulnerable in society’

Groups representing carers, elderly people and those on low incomes have called for a reduction but that’s not likely to happen in the next Budget.

# older-people - Thursday 11 September, 2014

Opinion: Dublin is a great place to live, but not necessarily when you’re old

By 2041, the number of people in this country over the age of 65 is predicted to reach 1.4 million.

# older-people - Tuesday 9 September, 2014

Elderly people 'left languishing' on nursing home waiting list

There are over 500 people currently waiting in hospital beds.

# older-people - Wednesday 30 July, 2014

Opinion: Ageism is far too prevalent, we need a cultural shift in how older people are perceived

Older adults are too often seen as ‘burden’ rather than people who helped build societies and economies.

# older-people - Monday 28 July, 2014

Calls for urgent meeting with Varadkar after serious failings at Mayo care home

The gardaí are investigating the sudden death of a 72-year-old man at the care home in 2012.

# older-people - Wednesday 16 July, 2014

Opinion: Older people and Gaeilgeoirí are right to be indignant – this Cabinet doesn’t care about them

The new Gaeltacht minister isn’t fluent in Irish and the de-prioritisation of older people’s issues has been rubber-stamped; whole sections of society are being disenfranchised.

14% of older Irish people prescribed ‘inappropriate’ drugs

One of the most frequently inappropriately prescribed drugs was aspirin – given to those with no history of brain or heart problems.

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