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#Age Action

# age-action - Thursday 18 January, 2018

'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.

# age-action - Thursday 14 September, 2017

Growing old in Ireland: 'If you want support, you're going to have to pay for it' Fair Deal This post contains videos

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.

# age-action - Sunday 3 September, 2017

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.

# age-action - Thursday 6 July, 2017

'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”.

# age-action - 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.

# age-action - Thursday 9 February, 2017

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.

# age-action - Friday 27 January, 2017

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.

# age-action - 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.

# age-action - 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.

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.

# age-action - Wednesday 5 October, 2016

'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.

# age-action - Sunday 28 August, 2016

'I'm 78 and still outrun 18-year-olds in the park'

John Fitzsimons wants to challenge certain stereotypes about older people.

# age-action - Wednesday 15 June, 2016

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.

# age-action - Monday 30 May, 2016

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.

# age-action - Thursday 14 April, 2016

'There should be national outrage': 20% rise in reports of abuse in elderly care homes

The figures are contained in a Hiqa annual report.

# age-action - Monday 21 September, 2015

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.

# age-action - Sunday 20 September, 2015

'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.

# age-action - Tuesday 24 March, 2015

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.

# age-action - Wednesday 8 October, 2014

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.

# age-action - Friday 12 September, 2014

Poll: Do you keep an eye on your elderly neighbours? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you keep an eye on your elderly neighbours?

Do you make sure you know how your elderly neighbours are?

# age-action - Friday 29 August, 2014

From The42 A 103-year old man has challenged Usain Bolt to a 100m race Age Action

A 103-year old man has challenged Usain Bolt to a 100m race

Hidekichi Miyazaki is the fastest centenarian in the world.

# age-action - Friday 22 August, 2014

From The42 Dublin's dual stars need to 'decide at 16' which code they want to play Age Action

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.

# age-action - 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.

# age-action - Thursday 26 June, 2014

"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.

# age-action - Wednesday 25 June, 2014

"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.

# age-action - 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.

# age-action - Sunday 15 June, 2014

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.

# age-action - Tuesday 6 May, 2014

'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 - Wednesday 5 March, 2014

Age Action welcomes campus smoking ban exemption for some nursing homes HSE

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.

# age-action - Thursday 9 January, 2014

‘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.

# age-action - Saturday 10 August, 2013

Warning that gas price hike could cause hardship for elderly

Age Action said that some people may have to choose between food and fuel if Bord Gáis is allowed to raise domestic gas prices.

# age-action - Monday 29 April, 2013

Abseil 200ft when you're 80? No bother, says Ronnie

Ronnie Hurley is a founding member of the Limerick Sub Aqua Club – and the oldest scuba diver in the county, if not the country.

# age-action - Monday 11 March, 2013

Age Action urges public to remember elderly during cold snap

With the country experiencing low temperatures, snow, sleet and ice, those living alone can particularly be at risk.

# age-action - Tuesday 5 March, 2013

Age Action seeks to reunite mystery photos with owner Mystery This post contains images

Age Action seeks to reunite mystery photos with owner

Do you know anything about these photographs?

# age-action - Tuesday 15 January, 2013

Age Action issue guidelines in wake of hypothermia deaths

The charity is urging people to keep an eye on elderly neighbours in light of the recent deaths caused by hypothermia.

# age-action - Thursday 10 January, 2013

Cut in elderly alarm scheme criticised as "penny-wise and pound-foolish"

Age Action said that a cut in the Seniors Alert Scheme “is a bad decision” with “terrible timing”, given recent attacks on elderly people.

# age-action - Thursday 6 December, 2012

Report: Over half of nursing home staff have seen residents neglected

They said they had seen other staff members neglecting the residents, while a quarter said they had seen psychologically abusive acts take place.

# age-action - Wednesday 10 October, 2012

From The Daily Edge PICTURES: Molly Malone and Phil Lynott in woolly hats Big Knit 2012 This post contains images

PICTURES: Molly Malone and Phil Lynott in woolly hats

It’s getting cold out there lads.

# age-action - Tuesday 2 October, 2012

'Gaming Granny' wins Google's Silver Surfer award

Pauline O’Connor’s gaming habits with her grandchildren have won her the Google/Age Action award for people over 50 who embrace technology.

Marked increase in calls from older people to helpline

Following recent attacks on elderly people during burglaries, a charity has said there is increased fear and concern among older people.

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