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#Older People

# older-people - Tuesday 1 October, 2013

Ireland is the 12th best place in the world in which to grow old

The country receives a high ranking in the category that measures social connections and physical safety, but fares less well for ‘employment and education’.

# older-people - Friday 16 August, 2013

Column: I hope I hold on to my health – I don’t think I can afford to get sick

With the number of older people in consistent poverty doubling over just one year, pensioner Gordon* explains what daily life is like for him – and how he fears for the future.

# older-people - Thursday 15 August, 2013

Older people in poverty 'picking between eating and heating'

Advocacy groups say today’s CSO figures showing an increase in poverty among older people reflects the reality they see on the ground.

# older-people - 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.

# older-people - Friday 9 August, 2013

Dublin nursing home to create 110 jobs

The nursing home will open in Blackrock in the coming weeks.

# older-people - Monday 5 August, 2013

From The Daily Edge The guide to selfies, as illustrated by grandads Silver Surfers

The guide to selfies, as illustrated by grandads

Let these silver surfers guide you through the choppy waters of social media.

# older-people - Sunday 4 August, 2013

From The Daily Edge Why getting older is secretly the greatest thing ever OAP A-OK

Why getting older is secretly the greatest thing ever

There are SO many benefits to advancing years. But, sssh, don’t tell the whipper snappers.

# older-people - Saturday 15 June, 2013

Call for vigilance as elder abuse in Ireland on the increase

Last year, the HSE said that it had seen an increase of almost 10 per cent on referrals for elder abuse.

# older-people - Monday 3 June, 2013

Nursing home owners to start knocking on politicians' doors over 'crisis in care'

Members of Nursing Homes Ireland will lobby TDs, senators and councillors to support the immediate establishment of a forum to discuss challenges in residential care.

# older-people - Friday 24 May, 2013

Column: Without planning the dream of retirement can turn into a nightmare

You may have planned your finances down to the last cent – but have you considered the psychological impact of never going to work again? It’s harder to adjust than you might think, writes …

# older-people - Monday 20 May, 2013

"Excessive and problematic" drinking by nursing home residents

HIQA found that residents at a Tipperary nursing home socialised, but that at times their alcohol consumption led to challenging behaviours.

# older-people - Tuesday 14 May, 2013

Young people 'bear burden of financial crisis'

A new ESRI publication says that young households were more likely to become unemployed and many purchased a home prior to the crash.

# older-people - Wednesday 20 March, 2013

65 jobs announced at Dublin care centre

Beechfield Nursing Home Group today announced the creation of 65 new jobs at its new care facility, Mount Hybla Private Designated Care Centre .

# older-people - Wednesday 13 March, 2013

Concern for elderly health over budget cuts

Older people are more likely to spend more nights in hospital and to visit the GP, a TILDA study found.

# older-people - Monday 4 February, 2013

Your 13 favourite people on public transport

Seat hogs, screaming babies and loud music – prepare yourself for another week of commuting bliss.

# older-people - Friday 25 January, 2013

Poll: Are you worried about garda station closures? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Are you worried about garda station closures?

Garda Commissioner Martin Callinan has said that cutbacks will not affect the standard of policing, but are you worried about the closure of 100 garda station?

# older-people - Monday 21 January, 2013

Public urged to check in on older people during cold weather

Older people and those with mobility issues can be particularly affected by the cold snap, the charity ALONE has said.

# older-people - Tuesday 15 January, 2013

Older people ‘living in fear’ over reduced garda presence in their communities

Active Retirement Ireland says growing numbers of older people are frightened of criminals acting with “impunity” after cuts to policing presence.

# older-people - Monday 14 January, 2013

Cut in elderly alarm scheme reversed

A government decision to cut the scheme by more than a million euro had been heavily criticised last week.

# older-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.

# older-people - Friday 4 January, 2013

HSE takes control of Mullross Nursing Home

The move comes after HIQA cancelled the provider’s registration.

# older-people - Monday 24 December, 2012

Have you checked on your older neighbours?

Charity urges people to share the Christmas spirit and provide companionship this Christmas.

# older-people - Thursday 13 December, 2012

Councillor urges people to check on elderly neighbours after death of man in Dublin

The elderly man, who had been dead for several days, was found in his home in Ballyfermot this morning.

# older-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.

# older-people - Saturday 24 November, 2012

Active Retirement Ireland urges government to protect free travel in budget

The organisation said older people are at risk of becoming socially isolated if their passes are taken away.

# older-people - Friday 23 November, 2012

Why older people struggle to read fine print - study

Older adults rely more on holistic cues, such as word shape, when reading.

# older-people - Wednesday 21 November, 2012

Poll: Should the retirement age of 65 be scrapped? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should the retirement age of 65 be scrapped?

Workers are generally required to retire at the age of 65 – but a new opposition party Bill argues that this is discrimination based on age. What do you think?

# older-people - Thursday 25 October, 2012

3,000 extra people a year are going to need long-term care - report

The report found a lot more people than expected will need residential care or home help in coming years.

# older-people - Wednesday 10 October, 2012

Video games could help prevent older people from falling

Research from Trinity and Queen’s finds that older people’s balance can be improved by games using the Wii balance board.

# older-people - Tuesday 2 October, 2012

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.

# older-people - Friday 28 September, 2012

Minister says gender equality crucial to reshaping society and economic recovery

Kathleen Lynch said it may fall to Ireland to advance gender equality in state and corporate boards when we take over the EU Presidency.

Older people optimistic about ageing, but "fear becoming a burden"

The report was launched by broadcasting legend Mícheál Ó Muircheartaigh, who said that “getting older doesn’t have to mean losing your health.”

The 9 at 9: Friday

Good morning! Here are nine things you should know as you start your day…

# older-people - Thursday 30 August, 2012

Almost 80 per cent of lone pensioners have no internet access

Age Action Ireland said it has concerns that older people may become increasingly isolated and excluded from certain services as they continue to move online.

# older-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.

# older-people - Tuesday 21 August, 2012

ALONE: "Grave concerns" about issues at private nursing homes

The charity, which supports older people, made the comments following the taking over of a private Galway nursing home by the HSE.

# older-people - Friday 17 August, 2012

New initiative to divert people with dementia from institutional care launched

Genio, the charity heading up the project, says it hopes to provide those living with dementia with the option of living for longer within their own communities and having an improved quality of life.

# older-people - Thursday 9 August, 2012

Column: We think of older people as a burden. In fact, they’re anything but.

Our society has become used to regarding older people as a drain, writes Peter Kavanagh. But in these times, everyone has to pitch in.

# older-people - Friday 3 August, 2012

From The Daily Edge VIDEO: Old people listen to Swedish House Mafia's fearsome 'electric music' Swedish House Mafia This post contains videos

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?

# older-people - Thursday 26 July, 2012

Calls to Senior Helpline increase by 50 per cent

Some older people told the helpline they are afraid to sleep at night because of being burgled.