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#Elderly

# elderly - Saturday 23 January, 2016

After 70 years apart, D-Day veteran and wartime sweetheart to reunite
# Old Flames
# Old Flames

After 70 years apart, D-Day veteran and wartime sweetheart to reunite

Jan 23rd 2016, 9:00 AM 21,454 Views 17 Comments

10,000 miles and seven decades are not enough to keep them away from each other, apparently.

# elderly - Friday 15 January, 2016

'I keep saying, why did it happen?': Man sentenced to 12 years for attempted rape of niece
# Courts
# Courts

'I keep saying, why did it happen?': Man sentenced to 12 years for attempted rape of niece

Jan 15th 2016, 6:25 PM 26,288 Views 24 Comments

In her victim impact report the now adult woman said her plans for her life changed as a result of the abuse.

# elderly - Friday 18 December, 2015

Elderly musician overwhelmed with responses to ad asking for people to jam with him
# People Power
# People Power

Elderly musician overwhelmed with responses to ad asking for people to jam with him

Dec 18th 2015, 10:07 PM 20,431 Views 8 Comments

“I’ve missed playing, and when I do play now it makes me feel better and young again.”

An elderly musician put out a request for people to jam with, and got loads of responses
# Let's Jam
From The Daily Edge
# Let's Jam

An elderly musician put out a request for people to jam with, and got loads of responses

Dec 18th 2015, 2:32 PM 3,180 Views 1 Comment

“I’ve missed playing, and when I do play now it makes me feel better and young again.”

# elderly - Friday 11 December, 2015

Woman who swindled €96,000 from elderly man had "fraudster's handbook" with bizarre 9/11 sob story
# London
# London

Woman who swindled €96,000 from elderly man had "fraudster's handbook" with bizarre 9/11 sob story

Dec 11th 2015, 10:41 PM 20,808 Views 14 Comments

Patricia Wutaan had a notebook full of scam scripts, including “I am a celebrity fashionista” and “My sewing machine is faulty.”

# elderly - Monday 7 December, 2015

This chart shows how hard Irish people work for their pensions
# Retirement
# Retirement

This chart shows how hard Irish people work for their pensions

Dec 7th 2015, 6:05 AM 26,644 Views 25 Comments

Full benefit comes after 43 years of contributions.

# elderly - Monday 16 November, 2015

Tom Clonan: 'Ireland is on the brink of a perfect storm in our health services'
# Column
# Column

Tom Clonan: 'Ireland is on the brink of a perfect storm in our health services'

Nov 16th 2015, 8:45 PM 59 Views 64 Comments

Minister Varadkar needs to do ‘the bleeding obvious’ and demonstrate real leadership, writes Tom Clonan.

# elderly - Tuesday 10 November, 2015

14-year-old girl arrested over assault on elderly woman on London bus
# Croydon
# Croydon

14-year-old girl arrested over assault on elderly woman on London bus

Nov 10th 2015, 8:57 AM 17,677 Views 30 Comments

The 87-year-old woman was punched in the face and received a black eye.

# elderly - Wednesday 4 November, 2015

BOI backtracks on cash withdrawal stance, now say they'll help 'vulnerable and elderly' customers
# Old's Not Gold
# Old's Not Gold

BOI backtracks on cash withdrawal stance, now say they'll help 'vulnerable and elderly' customers

Nov 4th 2015, 8:22 PM 52,948 Views 145 Comments

Most customers will be forced to use ATMs or self-service machines to withdraw less than €700.

# elderly - Thursday 29 October, 2015

Man jailed for 24 years for raping 88-year-old woman in her bed
# London
# London

Man jailed for 24 years for raping 88-year-old woman in her bed

Oct 29th 2015, 9:40 PM 36,672 Views 37 Comments

His elderly victim has been unable to return home, where she had lived for more than 20 years.

# elderly - 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 24,900 Views 4 Comments

Age Action is looking for volunteers to help with its Care and Repair programme.

# elderly - Saturday 5 September, 2015

PHOTOS: 80-something graffiti artists hit the streets in Portugal
# No Good Punks
# No Good Punks

PHOTOS: 80-something graffiti artists hit the streets in Portugal

Sep 5th 2015, 5:30 PM 9,189 Views 8 Comments

“It’s good to keep learning until you die.”

# elderly - Wednesday 12 August, 2015

No such thing as a free lunch? Not for these pensioners
# Take A Break
# Take A Break

No such thing as a free lunch? Not for these pensioners

Aug 12th 2015, 11:00 AM 11,558 Views 7 Comments

Take a break and read about this random act of kindness.

# elderly - Thursday 6 August, 2015

Fraudsters pretending to be high-end store staff scam Irish people out of thousands
# Bogus Callers
# Bogus Callers

Fraudsters pretending to be high-end store staff scam Irish people out of thousands

Aug 6th 2015, 3:24 PM 32,326 Views 32 Comments

One victim was convinced to transfer €38,000 out of their bank account.

# elderly - Wednesday 22 July, 2015

Going a month without a shower at HSE-run home is "intolerable"
# Elderly
# Elderly

Going a month without a shower at HSE-run home is "intolerable"

Jul 22nd 2015, 4:28 PM 9,820 Views 47 Comments

Numerous shortcomings were found by a Hiqa report published yesterday.

# elderly - Saturday 11 July, 2015

Ireland is basically the European champion of tea drinking*
# The Tea Polls
# The Tea Polls

Ireland is basically the European champion of tea drinking*

Jul 11th 2015, 5:45 PM 17,436 Views 73 Comments

*When it comes to having it as a caffeine source anyway.

# elderly - Tuesday 23 June, 2015

'Closure of taxi rank at Beaumont Hospital will impact on elderly patients'
# Dublin
# Dublin

'Closure of taxi rank at Beaumont Hospital will impact on elderly patients'

Jun 23rd 2015, 9:35 PM 16,931 Views 24 Comments

Dublin City Council ordered the closure of the rank at the end of the month.

# elderly - Monday 22 June, 2015

Why are we forcing the elderly out of their homes?
# Help The Aged
# Help The Aged

Why are we forcing the elderly out of their homes?

Jun 22nd 2015, 10:40 AM 12,026 Views 27 Comments

Alone says too many see nursing homes as the only option for older people.

# elderly - Friday 19 June, 2015

Niece suspected as thousands disappear from pensioner's account
# Elder Abuse
# Elder Abuse

Niece suspected as thousands disappear from pensioner's account

Jun 19th 2015, 6:12 AM 29,844 Views 13 Comments

This is just one example of elder abuse in Ireland.

# elderly - Sunday 7 June, 2015

Japan might put toilets in lifts in case people get stuck during earthquakes
# Moveable Poo
# Moveable Poo

Japan might put toilets in lifts in case people get stuck during earthquakes

Jun 7th 2015, 4:30 PM 9,195 Views 21 Comments

Definitely qualifies as an emergency.

# elderly - Thursday 2 April, 2015

'Unfair and unjust': Proposed hike in nursing home bills slammed
# No Fair Deal
# No Fair Deal

'Unfair and unjust': Proposed hike in nursing home bills slammed

Apr 2nd 2015, 2:18 PM 11,143 Views 31 Comments

Prime Time this evening reported on a review of the fair deal scheme.

# elderly - Tuesday 10 March, 2015

Elderly couple found dead at home after not being seen for days
# Investigation
# Investigation

Elderly couple found dead at home after not being seen for days

Mar 10th 2015, 1:32 PM 50,997 Views 15 Comments

Gardaí and Dublin Fire Brigade were notified about the discovery.

# elderly - Friday 6 March, 2015

This Fianna Fáil TD chased down a hooded handbag thief in Ennis
# Dooley To The Rescue
# Dooley To The Rescue

This Fianna Fáil TD chased down a hooded handbag thief in Ennis

Mar 6th 2015, 3:06 PM 15,761 Views 74 Comments

Timmy Dooley returned the handbag to the elderly woman, who he said was “dazed” by the incident.

# elderly - Wednesday 18 February, 2015

Spate of attacks on elderly who are being tied up, gagged and attacked in their own homes
# Vulnerable
# Vulnerable

Spate of attacks on elderly who are being tied up, gagged and attacked in their own homes

Feb 18th 2015, 1:05 PM 14,359 Views 47 Comments

Age Action says neighbours need to play a role in preventing attacks.

# elderly - Tuesday 13 January, 2015

The HSE has NOT abandoned plans to use CCTV in care homes
# Surveillance
# Surveillance

The HSE has NOT abandoned plans to use CCTV in care homes

Jan 13th 2015, 5:19 PM 8,587 Views 41 Comments

They have come to a junction because of privacy issues, however, and are now seeking expert advice on how to move forward.

# elderly - Monday 29 December, 2014

Poll: Do you agree that the State pension should be cut?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Do you agree that the State pension should be cut?

Dec 29th 2014, 9:39 AM 29,204 Views 203 Comments

As more people get older, the Government have concerns about increasing expenditure.

# elderly - Wednesday 10 December, 2014

UK care home with 'overpowering smell' of urine shut down after inspection
# Shut Down
# Shut Down

UK care home with 'overpowering smell' of urine shut down after inspection

Dec 10th 2014, 11:34 AM 6,532 Views 7 Comments

Elderly residents were removed from the care home last night due to the immediate closure.

# elderly - Wednesday 19 November, 2014

Caring for a relative with dementia can make you depressed
# Mental Health
# Mental Health

Caring for a relative with dementia can make you depressed

Nov 19th 2014, 10:45 AM 9,488 Views 14 Comments

A new study shows the benefit of learning coping strategies.

# elderly - Thursday 30 October, 2014

The waiting list for nursing home money is getting even longer
# No Fair Deal
# No Fair Deal

The waiting list for nursing home money is getting even longer

Oct 30th 2014, 6:45 AM 6,405 Views 21 Comments

The budget for the scheme is capped and those on the waiting list are forced to foot a bill of €13,000 a year until they’re approved.

# elderly - Tuesday 7 October, 2014

Masked trio claiming to be from UVF rob elderly men in their house
# Paramilitary
# Paramilitary

Masked trio claiming to be from UVF rob elderly men in their house

Oct 7th 2014, 5:59 PM 10,293 Views 29 Comments

Links between this and a crime last week are being explored.

# elderly - Thursday 2 October, 2014

Robbers burst into home of elderly couple armed with screwdrivers and iron bars
# Derry
# Derry

Robbers burst into home of elderly couple armed with screwdrivers and iron bars

Oct 2nd 2014, 8:15 PM 14,252 Views 33 Comments

The couple were not physically harmed but were left badly shaken.

# elderly - Wednesday 1 October, 2014

You're better off being old in the US, Norway or France than you are in Ireland
# Getting Older
# Getting Older

You're better off being old in the US, Norway or France than you are in Ireland

Oct 1st 2014, 8:49 AM 9,415 Views 24 Comments

By 2050, the over 60s will account for 29.7% of the population.

# elderly - Tuesday 30 September, 2014

One in five older Irish people live in deprivation
# Poverty
# Poverty

One in five older Irish people live in deprivation

Sep 30th 2014, 7:49 PM 10,531 Views 35 Comments

74,520 Irish people over the age of 65 are suffering enforced deprivation.

# elderly - Sunday 14 September, 2014

Elderly woman in Kent fights off mugger by punching him in the mouth
# Tough Granny
# Tough Granny

Elderly woman in Kent fights off mugger by punching him in the mouth

Sep 14th 2014, 6:20 PM 13,099 Views 15 Comments

The woman was walking her dog early this morning when the man grabbed her.

Prescription charges bring in €120m but hurt 'most vulnerable in society'
# Medication
# Medication

Prescription charges bring in €120m but hurt 'most vulnerable in society'

Sep 14th 2014, 8:34 AM 6,441 Views 38 Comments

Groups representing carers, elderly people and those on low incomes have called for a reduction but that’s not likely to happen in the next Budget.

# elderly - Saturday 13 September, 2014

Older people driven to banks by criminals to 'take out large sums of money'
# Bogus Callers
# Bogus Callers

Older people driven to banks by criminals to 'take out large sums of money'

Sep 13th 2014, 4:30 PM 13,139 Views 25 Comments

Burglaries are still the most common crimes against older people.

# elderly - 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 6,928 Views 31 Comments

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

# elderly - Tuesday 9 September, 2014

Elderly people 'left languishing' on nursing home waiting list
# Waiting
# Waiting

Elderly people 'left languishing' on nursing home waiting list

Sep 9th 2014, 6:15 AM 6,858 Views 19 Comments

There are over 500 people currently waiting in hospital beds.

# elderly - Monday 1 September, 2014

One third of Irish population forced to go without basic necessities
# Poverty
# Poverty

One third of Irish population forced to go without basic necessities

Sep 1st 2014, 7:55 AM 14,254 Views 42 Comments

A report this morning also warns that we will need to serious investment in healthcare facilities as the number of over 85s in Ireland will double by 2025.

# elderly - Friday 15 August, 2014

Are you over 50? Using the internet could help you fight off dementia
# Surfs Up
# Surfs Up

Are you over 50? Using the internet could help you fight off dementia

Aug 15th 2014, 6:00 AM 9,821 Views 22 Comments

So keep reading…