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Sunday 26 March 2023 Dublin: 7°C

# old people

All time
# later years
Government wants building of old age retirement villages to begin by November 2019
A recent PAC report said it is not clear that the cost of care in public nursing homes is providing value for money to the taxpayer.
# restrictions
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.
# old people
Renua wants elderly to use apps to stay in touch - but OAPs must buy the phones
The party says it’s “challenging stereotyping of elderly” but the measure has been criticised as “a bit mad”.
# Facebook
17 times older people were the best thing on Facebook
<3 forever <3
# Gamers
Old people play Grand Theft Auto for the first time, get intensely into it
The cutest gamers you’ll ever see.
# Poverty
One in five older Irish people live in deprivation
74,520 Irish people over the age of 65 are suffering enforced deprivation.
# bogus callers
Older people driven to banks by criminals to 'take out large sums of money'
Burglaries are still the most common crimes against older people.
# Support
'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.
# wash your hands
CDI is more common than MRSA and kills one in three Irish patients infected
Unlike MRSA, alcohol wipes do not stop the spread of CDI.
Column: Our fragile health insurance market faces collapse if age groups aren’t balanced
Clearly insurers are not building a mixed age profile of customers under their own steam, writes Patricia Conboy, who says those that don’t should be penalised.
# cool old people
This old man skateboarding will make you feel seriously uncool
Oh to be as cool as this man.
VIDEO: What your granny thinks of your YouTube nonsense
Would you be careful with that Cinnamon Challenge or you’ll put someone’s eye out.
Column: Look in on older neighbours over the holidays. It’s important.
Older people are a wealth of information, knowledge and experience, writes Seán Moynihan – so why not stop in on a neighbour over the Christmas break?
My Christmas Day: ‘It’s hard for my heart not to break a little bit’
Community nurse Deirdre O’Hara describes her day travelling to visit those in need – some sick, and some lonely.
# all alone
One third of pensioners in one Irish county live on their own – census
This interactive graph based on census data show how isolated people across parts of Ireland are.
# Swedish House Mafia
VIDEO: Old people listen to Swedish House Mafia's fearsome 'electric music'
Gardaí singled out the group’s music as a factor in the Phoenix Park disorder. So what did these fine upstanding citizens think?