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#Age Action

# 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 4,899 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.

# age-action - Thursday 6 December, 2012

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

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

Dec 6th 2012, 3:26 PM 3,685 Views 14 Comments

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

PICTURES: Molly Malone and Phil Lynott in woolly hats
# Big Knit 2012
From The Daily Edge
# Big Knit 2012

PICTURES: Molly Malone and Phil Lynott in woolly hats

Oct 10th 2012, 1:12 PM 10,802 Views 12 Comments

It’s getting cold out there lads.

# age-action - Tuesday 2 October, 2012

'Gaming Granny' wins Google's Silver Surfer award
# Silver Surfer
# Silver Surfer

'Gaming Granny' wins Google's Silver Surfer award

Oct 2nd 2012, 9:00 PM 9,539 Views 12 Comments

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
# Elderly
# Elderly

Marked increase in calls from older people to helpline

Oct 2nd 2012, 3:25 PM 2,742 Views 2 Comments

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

# age-action - Wednesday 19 September, 2012

Column: Charities need our trust – so they require tighter regulation
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Charities need our trust – so they require tighter regulation

Sep 19th 2012, 7:00 AM 97 Views 32 Comments

The non-profit sector generates €6billion a year but goes virtually unregulated, writes Michael Moriarty. Isn’t it time this changed?

# age-action - Tuesday 21 August, 2012

Age Action is latest charity to ask staff for unpaid leave
# Charities
# Charities

Age Action is latest charity to ask staff for unpaid leave

Aug 21st 2012, 6:30 PM 3,693 Views 9 Comments

The elderly outreach charity says sustained cuts to statutory funding are making it a struggle to balance its books.

# age-action - Tuesday 7 August, 2012

More seniors embracing technology - and the mobile phone
# Silver Surfers
# Silver Surfers

More seniors embracing technology - and the mobile phone

Aug 7th 2012, 7:00 AM 3,290 Views 19 Comments

The rise in ‘silver surfers’ is creating a huge market potential.

# age-action - Thursday 29 March, 2012

Russian museum director works on... aged 90
# Russian Work Ethic
From The Daily Edge
# Russian Work Ethic

Russian museum director works on... aged 90

Mar 29th 2012, 6:08 PM 2,501 Views 2 Comments

Age is just a number to iconic woman in the Russian art world.

# age-action - Wednesday 21 March, 2012

Support group says Wexford death is a 'wake up call'
# Tragic
# Tragic

Support group says Wexford death is a 'wake up call'

Mar 21st 2012, 5:06 PM 3,717 Views 12 Comments

The man whose body was found in Wexford town on Sunday has been named locally as 62-year-old Alan Moore.

# age-action - Wednesday 22 February, 2012

One in four would be embarrassed to have counselling - survey
# Mental Health
# Mental Health

One in four would be embarrassed to have counselling - survey

Feb 22nd 2012, 4:40 PM 3,180 Views 35 Comments

An industry survey showed men are less likely than women to seek counselling for personal difficulties.

# age-action - Saturday 26 November, 2011

Get your Ma and Da online with Google's new website
# Family Affair
# Family Affair

Get your Ma and Da online with Google's new website

Nov 26th 2011, 9:15 AM 4,450 Views 19 Comments

GetYourFolksOnline.ie is a tool so younger people can help their parents (and grandparents) learn how to use the Internet.

# age-action - Friday 23 September, 2011

Ó Muircheartaigh is Ireland's favourite ageing role model
# Old News
From The Daily Edge
# Old News

Ó Muircheartaigh is Ireland's favourite ageing role model

Sep 23rd 2011, 12:57 PM 365 Views 4 Comments

The legendary GAA commentator joins Mary O’Rourke and Giovanni Trappatoni as some of Ireland’s most popular older people.

# age-action - Monday 19 September, 2011

Caption comp: Does this make you feel positive about ageing?
# Caption
From The Daily Edge
# Caption

Caption comp: Does this make you feel positive about ageing?

Sep 19th 2011, 2:15 PM 1,553 Views 14 Comments

We’re not sure what’s being advertised here – so help the PR guys and fill out your own caption for Georgia and pals…

# age-action - Thursday 19 May, 2011

"Nightmare situation" as Fair Deal applications suspended
# No Fair Deal
# No Fair Deal

"Nightmare situation" as Fair Deal applications suspended

May 19th 2011, 1:08 PM 1,305 Views 0 Comments

The Fair Deal nursing home scheme has already run out of funding for this year and can’t accommodate any new people who need financial assistant to cover the costs of that care.