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#Older People

# older-people - Tuesday 6 May, 2014

This charming robot helps older people stay in their own homes
# Helpful
# Helpful

This charming robot helps older people stay in their own homes

May 6th 2014, 3:15 PM 8,930 Views 10 Comments

Robin allows elderly people to connect with friends, family and medical professionals and can also watch for falls and monitor blood pressure.

# older-people - Monday 28 April, 2014

This badass granny is the new queen of Twitter
# Baddie Winkle
From The Daily Edge
# Baddie Winkle

This badass granny is the new queen of Twitter

Apr 28th 2014, 9:14 AM 8,975 Views 2 Comments

Eighty six-year-old Baddie Winkle is out to steal your man. And your Twitter followers.

# older-people - Friday 25 April, 2014

An ageing population and lack of housing could cause headaches for the government
# ALONE
# ALONE

An ageing population and lack of housing could cause headaches for the government

Apr 25th 2014, 1:06 PM 5,924 Views 19 Comments

ALONE has made the warning as it launches a nationwide housing campaign.

# older-people - Thursday 3 April, 2014

Over 50s' income did not fall during the recession - ESRI
# Standard Of Living
# Standard Of Living

Over 50s' income did not fall during the recession - ESRI

Apr 3rd 2014, 10:09 AM 5,680 Views 58 Comments

The think tank say research shows that, although the wealth of over 50s declined, overall income, health and well-being did not.

# older-people - Wednesday 19 March, 2014

New project to help older people stay living in their homes
# Support
# Support

New project to help older people stay living in their homes

Mar 19th 2014, 10:35 AM 14,649 Views 24 Comments

The project is being introduced in five areas across Ireland.

# older-people - Wednesday 26 February, 2014

Association uses new funding approach to redevelop homes for older people
# FOLD IReland
# FOLD IReland

Association uses new funding approach to redevelop homes for older people

Feb 26th 2014, 10:35 PM 10,560 Views 5 Comments

FOLD Ireland used private funds to redevelop a housing project in north Dublin after ownership was transferred from Dublin City Council.

# older-people - Tuesday 11 February, 2014

'Not enough nursing home beds to meet demand and it's only going to get worse'
# Ageing
# Ageing

'Not enough nursing home beds to meet demand and it's only going to get worse'

Feb 11th 2014, 9:13 AM 5,316 Views 17 Comments

Tadgh Daly, CEO of Nursing Homes Ireland said in the next seven years, the population over 85 will grow by 46 per cent.

# older-people - Thursday 30 January, 2014

Older generation feeling 'harsh impact' of emigration, says helpline
# Loneliness
# Loneliness

Older generation feeling 'harsh impact' of emigration, says helpline

Jan 30th 2014, 12:31 PM 8,129 Views 17 Comments

Senior Help Line has seen a “worrying” increase in the number of calls.

# older-people - Friday 10 January, 2014

# older-people - Thursday 9 January, 2014

‘Lay off older people’: Elderly grant cuts slammed as ‘sneaky’ and ‘mind-boggling’
# Grant Cuts
# Grant Cuts

‘Lay off older people’: Elderly grant cuts slammed as ‘sneaky’ and ‘mind-boggling’

Jan 9th 2014, 12:33 PM 9,893 Views 57 Comments

However Minister of State Jan O’Sullivan said she believes changes will allow for people to stay in their homes.

# older-people - Tuesday 26 November, 2013

More partners, but less frequent sex: Large-scale study shines a light on Britain's bedrooms
# More Sex Please
# More Sex Please

More partners, but less frequent sex: Large-scale study shines a light on Britain's bedrooms

Nov 26th 2013, 7:30 AM 21,870 Views 32 Comments

15,000 people took part in the study, which shows that while people generally have more sexual partners than previous generations, the frequency of sexual encounters has declined.

# older-people - Friday 22 November, 2013

Charity warns ESB strike would 'hurt most vulnerable'
# ESB
# ESB

Charity warns ESB strike would 'hurt most vulnerable'

Nov 22nd 2013, 8:40 PM 6,556 Views 37 Comments

ALONE said today that power cuts could leave older people more isolated and put some of them at serious risk.

# older-people - Sunday 17 November, 2013

'Grants for the elderly have been cut to the bone by this government'
# Older People
# Older People

'Grants for the elderly have been cut to the bone by this government'

Nov 17th 2013, 1:41 PM 6,333 Views 38 Comments

Fianna Fáil’s Barry Cowen said the number of grants reduced from 7,138 in 2010 to 1,739 so far in 2013.

# older-people - Saturday 19 October, 2013

Pensioners urged to turn out for Dáil rally against Budget cuts
# Grey Power
# Grey Power

Pensioners urged to turn out for Dáil rally against Budget cuts

Oct 19th 2013, 8:35 AM 10,058 Views 96 Comments

The protest is being timed for the fifth anniversary of the large scale protest that followed the 2008 Emergency Budget.

# older-people - Wednesday 2 October, 2013

Column: Is loneliness in old age inevitable? Not in a caring society.
# Column
# Column

Column: Is loneliness in old age inevitable? Not in a caring society.

Oct 2nd 2013, 1:00 PM 763 Views 14 Comments

Everyone needs to feel wanted and remembered, but many older people are being left isolated because of rapid economic, social and technological changes, writes Anne Dempsey.

# older-people - Tuesday 1 October, 2013

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

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

Oct 1st 2013, 8:46 AM 12,400 Views 60 Comments

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
# Opinion
# Opinion

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

Aug 16th 2013, 7:30 PM 60 Views 79 Comments

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'
# Elderly
# Elderly

Older people in poverty 'picking between eating and heating'

Aug 15th 2013, 4:28 PM 7,089 Views 115 Comments

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
# Age Action

Warning that gas price hike could cause hardship for elderly

Aug 10th 2013, 6:13 PM 5,199 Views 66 Comments

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
# Jobswatch
# Jobswatch

Dublin nursing home to create 110 jobs

Aug 9th 2013, 7:56 AM 7,184 Views 21 Comments

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

# older-people - Monday 5 August, 2013

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

The guide to selfies, as illustrated by grandads

Aug 5th 2013, 1:00 PM 17,613 Views 32 Comments

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

# older-people - Sunday 4 August, 2013

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

Why getting older is secretly the greatest thing ever

Aug 4th 2013, 6:00 PM 19,451 Views 47 Comments

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
# Awareness
# Awareness

Call for vigilance as elder abuse in Ireland on the increase

Jun 15th 2013, 7:00 AM 6,254 Views 17 Comments

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'
# Nursing Homes
# Nursing Homes

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

Jun 3rd 2013, 3:11 PM 6,732 Views 10 Comments

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
# Opinion
# Opinion

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

May 24th 2013, 7:00 AM 215 Views 32 Comments

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
# Tipperary
# Tipperary

"Excessive and problematic" drinking by nursing home residents

May 20th 2013, 4:01 PM 13,514 Views 29 Comments

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'
# Crash
# Crash

Young people 'bear burden of financial crisis'

May 14th 2013, 9:18 AM 7,518 Views 34 Comments

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
# Jobswatch
# Jobswatch

65 jobs announced at Dublin care centre

Mar 20th 2013, 7:15 PM 10,156 Views 14 Comments

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
# Ageing
# Ageing

Concern for elderly health over budget cuts

Mar 13th 2013, 8:30 PM 6,330 Views 15 Comments

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
# Public Transport
# Public Transport

Your 13 favourite people on public transport

Feb 4th 2013, 7:15 AM 35,207 Views 80 Comments

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
# Your Say

Poll: Are you worried about garda station closures?

Jan 25th 2013, 9:52 AM 8,373 Views 82 Comments

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
# Older People

Public urged to check in on older people during cold weather

Jan 21st 2013, 2:30 PM 2,950 Views 5 Comments

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
# Elderly
# Elderly

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

Jan 15th 2013, 8:00 AM 3,858 Views 37 Comments

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
# Reverse
# Reverse

Cut in elderly alarm scheme reversed

Jan 14th 2013, 1:31 PM 3,522 Views 16 Comments

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
# Reaching Out
# Reaching Out

Helpline receives 15,000 calls from older people in 2012

Jan 8th 2013, 9:46 AM 2,371 Views 4 Comments

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
# Health
# Health

HSE takes control of Mullross Nursing Home

Jan 4th 2013, 5:31 PM 5,675 Views 16 Comments

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

# older-people - Monday 24 December, 2012

Have you checked on your older neighbours?
# Older People
# Older People

Have you checked on your older neighbours?

Dec 24th 2012, 6:45 AM 2,168 Views 2 Comments

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
# Elderly
# Elderly

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

Dec 13th 2012, 10:00 PM 14,095 Views 16 Comments

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
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Medical cards are a hot issue – but the Government shouldn’t shy away

Nov 29th 2012, 7:00 AM 42 Views 34 Comments

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
# Budget 2013
# Budget 2013

Active Retirement Ireland urges government to protect free travel in budget

Nov 24th 2012, 7:30 AM 4,230 Views 59 Comments

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