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#Age Action

# age-action - Thursday 15 October, 2020

NPHET to consider guidance for people who live alone during 'no visitor' restrictions
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

NPHET to consider guidance for people who live alone during 'no visitor' restrictions

Updated Oct 15th 2020, 8:35 PM 66,388 Views 60 Comments

Concerns have been raised about the effect of the latest Covid-19 restrictions on older people, single parents and those who live alone.

# age-action - Friday 7 February, 2020

'Offer a lift': Calls for people to mind their older neighbours as storm due on voting day
# Storm Ciara
# Storm Ciara

'Offer a lift': Calls for people to mind their older neighbours as storm due on voting day

Feb 7th 2020, 6:15 AM 7,716 Views 1 Comment

Met Éireann has issued status yellow wind and rainfall warnings for Ireland on Saturday, the day of the general election.

# age-action - Friday 17 January, 2020

'It will get worse': 'Embarrassed' over-65s forced to sign on the dole
# Ge2020
# Ge2020

'It will get worse': 'Embarrassed' over-65s forced to sign on the dole

Jan 17th 2020, 12:05 AM 107,577 Views 161 Comments

Sinn Fein has pledged to restore the pensionable age to 65

# age-action - Friday 5 July, 2019

Age Action calls for €9 weekly rise in old age pension
# Old Age Pension
# Old Age Pension

Age Action calls for €9 weekly rise in old age pension

Jul 5th 2019, 6:20 AM 12,859 Views 48 Comments

The pension has only increased by a little over €7 in the last 10 years.

# age-action - Thursday 18 January, 2018

'I never cost the State a penny, but now they're taking part of my pension'
# Marriage Bar
# Marriage Bar

'I never cost the State a penny, but now they're taking part of my pension'

Jan 18th 2018, 6:00 AM 59,339 Views 53 Comments

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
# Fair Deal

Growing old in Ireland: 'If you want support, you're going to have to pay for it'

Sep 14th 2017, 3:59 PM 32,168 Views 51 Comments

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
# Restrictions
# Restrictions

Business people, farmers and older people forced to travel to other towns as banks go cashless

Sep 3rd 2017, 8:00 AM 16,392 Views 73 Comments

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
# Fair Deal
# Fair Deal

'They simply can't afford it': Older people being priced out of nursing homes

Jul 6th 2017, 6:00 AM 19,681 Views 13 Comments

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 Big Knit
# The Big Knit

How tiny woolly hats are making a difference in the lives of older people

Apr 2nd 2017, 9:00 PM 17,980 Views 4 Comments

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
# Report
# Report

Women are being 'penalised for working' since changes were brought in to the State Pension

Feb 9th 2017, 6:05 AM 16,408 Views 14 Comments

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
# Home Care Deal
# Home Care Deal

Home care: The way we care for the elderly could be about to change

Jan 27th 2017, 6:05 AM 31,060 Views 17 Comments

A bill enshrining the right to home care passed the second stage of the legislative process yesterday.

# age-action - Monday 19 December, 2016

Older people in Ireland are getting lovely Christmas cards made by Thai kids and their Irish teacher
# Cards From Thailand
From The Daily Edge
# Cards From Thailand

Older people in Ireland are getting lovely Christmas cards made by Thai kids and their Irish teacher

Dec 19th 2016, 9:25 AM 3,361 Views 0 Comments

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
# Your Say

Poll: Should mandatory retirement be abolished?

Nov 25th 2016, 8:30 AM 16,512 Views 89 Comments

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
# Forced Out
# Forced Out

Mandatory retirement has lead to more 65-year-olds on the dole than at any other age

Nov 25th 2016, 6:12 AM 14,482 Views 33 Comments

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
# Bluebell
# Bluebell

'Utterly heartbreaking': Community shocked by death of two elderly brothers

Oct 5th 2016, 8:50 AM 33,335 Views 16 Comments

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'
# Positive Ageing
# Positive Ageing

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

Aug 28th 2016, 10:00 AM 17,770 Views 18 Comments

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
# Financial Abuse
# Financial Abuse

Vast majority of elderly abuse is carried out by a close friend or family member

Jun 15th 2016, 6:05 AM 11,634 Views 8 Comments

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
# Futureshock
# Futureshock

The number of young people with pensions has fallen dramatically since the recession

May 30th 2016, 6:28 PM 16,252 Views 68 Comments

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
# HIQA
# HIQA

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

Apr 14th 2016, 5:45 PM 12,083 Views 36 Comments

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
# Age Action

Irish pensioners made to choose between heat and food need extra €5 a week

Sep 21st 2015, 10:56 PM 22,116 Views 63 Comments

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'
# Community
# Community

'I used to feel like crying but to get a window you can see out properly, it's like winning the Lotto'

Sep 20th 2015, 8:30 PM 24,874 Views 4 Comments

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
# Look Familiar?
# Look Familiar?

A white-gold wedding ring was dropped into a charity bag by accident

Mar 24th 2015, 5:39 PM 16,401 Views 4 Comments

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'
# Christmas Bonus
# Christmas Bonus

Pensioners are now having to 'choose between food and fuel and medication'

Oct 8th 2014, 10:38 AM 6,160 Views 28 Comments

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
# Your Say

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

Sep 12th 2014, 9:05 AM 6,909 Views 31 Comments

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

# age-action - Friday 29 August, 2014

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

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

Aug 29th 2014, 3:44 PM 5,319 Views 5 Comments

Hidekichi Miyazaki is the fastest centenarian in the world.

# age-action - Friday 22 August, 2014

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

Dublin's dual stars need to 'decide at 16' which code they want to play

Aug 22nd 2014, 6:45 PM 4,849 Views 25 Comments

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
# Struggling
# Struggling

Some older people are being forced to choose between food, fuel and medication

Jul 4th 2014, 11:11 AM 8,265 Views 96 Comments

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
# Off The Buses
# Off The Buses

"Absolutely none": Changes to Free Travel Pass are off the table, says Burton

Jun 26th 2014, 4:40 PM 8,826 Views 46 Comments

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
# On The Buses
# On The Buses

"Hands off": Older voters send warning to Government on Free Travel Pass

Jun 25th 2014, 11:22 AM 9,313 Views 110 Comments

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
# Feelin Hot Hot Hot
# Feelin Hot Hot Hot

Public asked to look out for elderly people as temperatures soar

Jun 18th 2014, 9:05 AM 5,162 Views 13 Comments

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?
# Elder Abuse
# Elder Abuse

Opinion: Would you know if an older relative, friend or neighbour was being abused?

Jun 15th 2014, 8:30 AM 470 Views 23 Comments

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
# Leaders' Questions
# Leaders' Questions

'You can turn off the tap' - Enda Kenny's advice on conserving water

May 6th 2014, 4:38 PM 16,714 Views 150 Comments

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
# HSE

Age Action welcomes campus smoking ban exemption for some nursing homes

Mar 5th 2014, 10:02 PM 8,716 Views 9 Comments

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’
# Grant Cuts
# Grant Cuts

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

Jan 9th 2014, 12:33 PM 9,891 Views 57 Comments

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
# Age Action

Warning that gas price hike could cause hardship for elderly

Aug 10th 2013, 6:13 PM 5,197 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.

# age-action - Monday 29 April, 2013

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

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

Apr 29th 2013, 7:30 PM 5,249 Views 13 Comments

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
# Age Action
# Age Action

Age Action urges public to remember elderly during cold snap

Mar 11th 2013, 9:35 AM 2,472 Views 5 Comments

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
# Mystery

Age Action seeks to reunite mystery photos with owner

Mar 5th 2013, 6:14 PM 11,257 Views 11 Comments

Do you know anything about these photographs?

# age-action - Tuesday 15 January, 2013

Age Action issue guidelines in wake of hypothermia deaths
# Keeping Warm
# Keeping Warm

Age Action issue guidelines in wake of hypothermia deaths

Jan 15th 2013, 9:59 PM 13,915 Views 66 Comments

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"
# Elderly
# Elderly

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

Jan 10th 2013, 12:55 PM 4,880 Views 36 Comments

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

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