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Tuesday 3 October 2023 Dublin: 15°C

# Age Action

This year
GAA Go creating 'invisible barrier' for older fans, says Age Action
The GAA Go platform has come in for criticism as 38 games are exclusive to the streaming service this year.
GAA Go creating 'invisible barrier' for older fans, says Age Action
The GAA Go platform has come in for criticism as 38 games are exclusive to the streaming service this year.
Changes allowing nursing home residents to keep rent could see older people 'forced to move out'
‘It is not unknown for Sage Advocacy to have to support a client who has found that the locks on their home have been changed while they were in hospital or in a nursing home for a temporary period.’
Last year
Call for all social welfare payments to be increased by €20 as older people 'turn off heating'
Age Action said the State Pension should be increased by at least €23 in the Budget.
Pension age to remain at 66 under new proposals to be announced next month
It’s at odds with the recommendations of the Pension Commission report published last October.
All time
Concern raised for vulnerable older people after Bank of Ireland closes 88 branches
An Age Action survey found that some 65% of people over the age of 65 experience “digital exclusion”.
NPHET to consider guidance for people who live alone during 'no visitor' restrictions
Concerns have been raised about the effect of the latest Covid-19 restrictions on older people, single parents and those who live alone.
'Offer a lift': Calls for people to mind their older neighbours as storm due on voting day
Met Éireann has issued status yellow wind and rainfall warnings for Ireland on Saturday, the day of the general election.
'It will get worse': 'Embarrassed' over-65s forced to sign on the dole
Sinn Fein has pledged to restore the pensionable age to 65
Age Action calls for €9 weekly rise in old age pension
The pension has only increased by a little over €7 in the last 10 years.
'I never cost the State a penny, but now they're taking part of my pension'
Tens of thousands of people are losing out on receiving a full State pension due to rules that were introduced in 2012.
Growing old in Ireland: 'If you want support, you're going to have to pay for it'
Whether its Fair Deal contributions, nursing home fees or general funding in the care system, money gets in the way of older people deciding where they spend their final years.
Business people, farmers and older people forced to travel to other towns as banks go cashless
Limits on cash lodgements and withdrawals are causing headaches for some rural customers.
'They simply can't afford it': Older people being priced out of nursing homes
Age Action has said some nursing homes are charging “extortionate costs”.
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.
Women are being 'penalised for working' since changes were brought in to the State Pension
Age Action say that pensioners have lost out on as much as €1,500 a year since 2012.
Home care: The way we care for the elderly could be about to change
A bill enshrining the right to home care passed the second stage of the legislative process yesterday.
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.
Poll: Should mandatory retirement be abolished?
Retirement clauses have led to high numbers of older people on the dole.
Mandatory retirement has lead to more 65-year-olds on the dole than at any other age
Age Action is calling for mandatory retirement clauses that force people out of their work because of their age to be abolished.
'Utterly heartbreaking': Community shocked by death of two elderly brothers
Daniel and William McCarthy were deaf and had lived together in south Dublin for over two decades.
'I'm 78 and still outrun 18-year-olds in the park'
John Fitzsimons wants to challenge certain stereotypes about older people.
Vast majority of elderly abuse is carried out by a close friend or family member
A new campaign aims to highlight the financial abuse of the elderly.
The number of young people with pensions has fallen dramatically since the recession
Figures released by the Central Statistics Office show decrease in pension for majority of workers.
'There should be national outrage': 20% rise in reports of abuse in elderly care homes
The figures are contained in a Hiqa annual report.
Irish pensioners made to choose between heat and food need extra €5 a week
Age Action is calling for increases to the State pension and the living alone allowance.
'I used to feel like crying but to get a window you can see out properly, it's like winning the Lotto'
Age Action is looking for volunteers to help with its Care and Repair programme.
A white-gold wedding ring was dropped into a charity bag by accident
A detailed description of the garment where the ring was stored will be needed to prove ownership.
Pensioners are now having to 'choose between food and fuel and medication'
Age Action says it would welcome the return of the Christmas Bonus in next week’s Budget.
Poll: Do you keep an eye on your elderly neighbours?
Do you make sure you know how your elderly neighbours are?
A 103-year old man has challenged Usain Bolt to a 100m race
Hidekichi Miyazaki is the fastest centenarian in the world.
Dublin's dual stars need to 'decide at 16' which code they want to play
Former Dublin hurling boss Humphrey Kelleher has made the call.
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.
"Absolutely none": Changes to Free Travel Pass are off the table, says Burton
It follows the launch of a campaign yesterday urging politicians not to meddle with the current scheme, which allows older people free travel on public transport.
"Hands off": Older voters send warning to Government on Free Travel Pass
The scheme is currently being reviewed, but Age Action is warning that any negative changes will be vehemently opposed by older people.
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.
Opinion: Would you know if an older relative, friend or neighbour was being abused?
Despite the caring, protective, respectful attitude Irish society likes to think it has towards older people, elder abuse is widespread.
'You can turn off the tap' - Enda Kenny's advice on conserving water
Gerry Adams said water charges indicated how “far removed” the government is from the general public.
Age Action welcomes campus smoking ban exemption for some nursing homes
Residents of the homes, as well as public psychiatric facilities, at sites in the Midlands will be exempt.
‘Lay off older people’: Elderly grant cuts slammed as ‘sneaky’ and ‘mind-boggling’
However Minister of State Jan O’Sullivan said she believes changes will allow for people to stay in their homes.