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# Age Action
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.
# Age Action
Abseil 200ft when you're 80? No bother, says Ronnie
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
Age Action urges public to remember elderly during cold snap
With the country experiencing low temperatures, snow, sleet and ice, those living alone can particularly be at risk.
# Mystery
Age Action seeks to reunite mystery photos with owner
Do you know anything about these photographs?
# keeping warm
Age Action issue guidelines in wake of hypothermia deaths
The charity is urging people to keep an eye on elderly neighbours in light of the recent deaths caused by hypothermia.
# Elderly
Cut in elderly alarm scheme criticised as "penny-wise and pound-foolish"
Age Action said that a cut in the Seniors Alert Scheme “is a bad decision” with “terrible timing”, given recent attacks on elderly people.
# Elderly
Report: Over half of nursing home staff have seen residents neglected
They said they had seen other staff members neglecting the residents, while a quarter said they had seen psychologically abusive acts take place.
# big knit 2012
PICTURES: Molly Malone and Phil Lynott in woolly hats
It’s getting cold out there lads.
# Silver Surfer
'Gaming Granny' wins Google's Silver Surfer award
Pauline O’Connor’s gaming habits with her grandchildren have won her the Google/Age Action award for people over 50 who embrace technology.
# Elderly
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.
Column: Charities need our trust – so they require tighter regulation
The non-profit sector generates €6billion a year but goes virtually unregulated, writes Michael Moriarty. Isn’t it time this changed?
# Charities
Age Action is latest charity to ask staff for unpaid leave
The elderly outreach charity says sustained cuts to statutory funding are making it a struggle to balance its books.
# Silver Surfers
More seniors embracing technology - and the mobile phone
The rise in ‘silver surfers’ is creating a huge market potential.
# Russian Work Ethic
Russian museum director works on... aged 90
Age is just a number to iconic woman in the Russian art world.
# Tragic
Support group says Wexford death is a 'wake up call'
The man whose body was found in Wexford town on Sunday has been named locally as 62-year-old Alan Moore.
# Mental Health
One in four would be embarrassed to have counselling - survey
An industry survey showed men are less likely than women to seek counselling for personal difficulties.
# Family affair
Get your Ma and Da online with Google's new website is a tool so younger people can help their parents (and grandparents) learn how to use the Internet.
# Old news
Ó Muircheartaigh is Ireland's favourite ageing role model
The legendary GAA commentator joins Mary O’Rourke and Giovanni Trappatoni as some of Ireland’s most popular older people.
# caption
Caption comp: Does this make you feel positive about ageing?
We’re not sure what’s being advertised here – so help the PR guys and fill out your own caption for Georgia and pals…
# no fair deal
"Nightmare situation" as Fair Deal applications suspended
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.