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#Older People

# older-people - Sunday 4 December, 2016

Have an elderly neighbour? Check in on them
# Social Isolation
# Social Isolation

Have an elderly neighbour? Check in on them

Dec 4th 2016, 7:45 AM 5,438 Views 3 Comments

Hundreds of people die each year due to health risks associated with cold weather and fuel poverty.

# older-people - Friday 2 December, 2016

'I didn't want to be any bother': Older people urged to ask for help this Christmas
# ALONE
# ALONE

'I didn't want to be any bother': Older people urged to ask for help this Christmas

Dec 2nd 2016, 3:01 PM 8,903 Views 12 Comments

A charity for older people wants to remind them they deserve to live with dignity.

# older-people - 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 16,584 Views 89 Comments

Retirement clauses have led to high numbers of older people on the dole.

# older-people - Monday 5 September, 2016

There'll be a million over-65s in Ireland by 2031 - experts say we need a plan
# Ageing Population
# Ageing Population

There'll be a million over-65s in Ireland by 2031 - experts say we need a plan

Sep 5th 2016, 6:00 AM 12,302 Views 20 Comments

Social Justice Ireland said it is seriously concerned that adequate funding is not being provided to address the ageing of the population.

# older-people - Tuesday 19 July, 2016

It might be great weather outside, but there are a few things to worry about
# Getting Hot In Here
# Getting Hot In Here

It might be great weather outside, but there are a few things to worry about

Jul 19th 2016, 4:14 PM 29,449 Views 27 Comments

Watch out for your pets, and don’t forget the suncream, these experts say.

# older-people - Wednesday 6 July, 2016

Families 'very upset' as residents of nursing home to be removed over safety concerns
# Athlone
# Athlone

Families 'very upset' as residents of nursing home to be removed over safety concerns

Jul 6th 2016, 2:18 PM 14,257 Views 8 Comments

The HSE made the decision after an electrical report highlighted a number of risks.

# older-people - Friday 3 June, 2016

Social workers 'waiting for people to die' to get elderly clients the care they need
# Home Help
# Home Help

Social workers 'waiting for people to die' to get elderly clients the care they need

Jun 3rd 2016, 6:05 AM 9,283 Views 8 Comments

Social workers say as many of half of their clients who have gone into nursing homes could have stayed in their own homes with proper supports.

# older-people - Wednesday 13 April, 2016

What about this idea? - Caring for older people to pay for your own future care
# Caring Credits
# Caring Credits

What about this idea? - Caring for older people to pay for your own future care

Apr 13th 2016, 6:01 AM 13,799 Views 18 Comments

An Irish student has won an international award for a version of the proposal.

# older-people - Saturday 12 March, 2016

Going out tonight? People with busy social lives are more likely to stay healthy into old age
# Going Out
# Going Out

Going out tonight? People with busy social lives are more likely to stay healthy into old age

Mar 12th 2016, 6:00 PM 18,867 Views 25 Comments

It helps to stay busy.

# older-people - Tuesday 8 March, 2016

Older people moving to smaller houses might help housing crisis
# Living Alone
# Living Alone

Older people moving to smaller houses might help housing crisis

Mar 8th 2016, 11:15 AM 28,052 Views 165 Comments

Age Action says an ESRI report “seems to ignore the lack of choice faced by many older people”.

# older-people - Tuesday 19 January, 2016

Gerry Adams is hopeful he'll be Taoiseach for the Easter Rising centenary
# 1916
# 1916

Gerry Adams is hopeful he'll be Taoiseach for the Easter Rising centenary

Jan 19th 2016, 2:12 PM 29,155 Views 300 Comments

Sinn Féin has launched its policy for older people, but not everyone is impressed.

# older-people - Wednesday 11 November, 2015

Traffic lights are changing too quickly for a lot of old people
# Stuck In The Middle
# Stuck In The Middle

Traffic lights are changing too quickly for a lot of old people

Nov 11th 2015, 6:58 PM 12,612 Views 40 Comments

The average Irish person walks at around 1.33 metres per second.

# older-people - Friday 30 October, 2015

'I don’t feel safe in my home after it was burgled and fear constantly hangs over me'
# Opinion
# Opinion

'I don’t feel safe in my home after it was burgled and fear constantly hangs over me'

Oct 30th 2015, 8:00 PM 89 Views 27 Comments

Pat Kelly, aged 72, cared for his parents for most of his life. Now, he struggles to make ends meet and fears the rise in crime in his area.

# older-people - Sunday 23 August, 2015

17 times older people were the best thing on Facebook
# Facebook
From The Daily Edge
# Facebook

17 times older people were the best thing on Facebook

Aug 23rd 2015, 9:30 PM 14,539 Views 1 Comment

<3 forever <3

# older-people - Monday 15 June, 2015

Elderly woman loses her home after letting her son move in after marriage breakdown
# Financial Abuse
# Financial Abuse

Elderly woman loses her home after letting her son move in after marriage breakdown

Jun 15th 2015, 4:45 PM 45,001 Views 46 Comments

The abuse includes demands for money, stealing of possessions and withholding money from older people.

# older-people - Monday 4 May, 2015

What has it really been like for older people during austerity?
# Opinion
# Opinion

What has it really been like for older people during austerity?

May 4th 2015, 6:00 PM 464 Views 42 Comments

The magnitude of the impact of the recession on older people is as diverse as the ageing population itself.

# older-people - Tuesday 10 February, 2015

Let these Irish pensioners teach you everything about love
# All You Need Is...
From The Daily Edge
# All You Need Is...

Let these Irish pensioners teach you everything about love

Feb 10th 2015, 7:23 AM 3,116 Views 0 Comments

<3

# older-people - 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 29,180 Views 203 Comments

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

# older-people - Friday 19 December, 2014

Six homeless people just got the keys to their new houses
# In Time For Christmas
# In Time For Christmas

Six homeless people just got the keys to their new houses

Dec 19th 2014, 6:55 PM 18,316 Views 14 Comments

It’s all thanks to ALONE.

# older-people - Thursday 6 November, 2014

Our ageing population 'risks a poor quality of life' unless action is taken now
# Health Reform
# Health Reform

Our ageing population 'risks a poor quality of life' unless action is taken now

Nov 6th 2014, 7:15 AM 7,001 Views 5 Comments

A major new study has warned that urgent reform is needed.

# older-people - 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 6,396 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.

# older-people - Wednesday 29 October, 2014

Nursing home waiting lists are 'spiralling out of control'
# Fair Deal
# Fair Deal

Nursing home waiting lists are 'spiralling out of control'

Oct 29th 2014, 10:50 PM 11,897 Views 35 Comments

Over 2,100 people are on the HSE’s Fair Deal waiting list.

# older-people - Friday 10 October, 2014

Opinion: You’re never too old to talk – so don't overlook older people's mental health
# World Mental Health Day
# World Mental Health Day

Opinion: You’re never too old to talk – so don't overlook older people's mental health

Oct 10th 2014, 8:00 AM 145 Views 10 Comments

Some great strides have been made in this country in recent years to tackle mental health issues, but let’s make sure all people in society are cared for.

# older-people - 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 14,245 Views 33 Comments

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

# older-people - 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 9,401 Views 24 Comments

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

# older-people - 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 10,477 Views 35 Comments

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

# older-people - Monday 15 September, 2014

"My nieces and nephews are demanding their inheritance now"
# Isolation
# Isolation

"My nieces and nephews are demanding their inheritance now"

Sep 15th 2014, 3:15 PM 37,497 Views 66 Comments

The first six months of 2014 saw more than 12,000 calls made to the Senior Help Line.

# older-people - Sunday 14 September, 2014

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 6,423 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.

# older-people - Thursday 11 September, 2014

Opinion: Dublin is a great place to live, but not necessarily when you're old
# Age Friendly
# Age Friendly

Opinion: Dublin is a great place to live, but not necessarily when you're old

Sep 11th 2014, 8:00 PM 356 Views 35 Comments

By 2041, the number of people in this country over the age of 65 is predicted to reach 1.4 million.

# older-people - 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 6,829 Views 19 Comments

There are over 500 people currently waiting in hospital beds.

# older-people - Wednesday 30 July, 2014

Opinion: Ageism is far too prevalent, we need a cultural shift in how older people are perceived
# Older People
# Older People

Opinion: Ageism is far too prevalent, we need a cultural shift in how older people are perceived

Jul 30th 2014, 8:00 AM 587 Views 24 Comments

Older adults are too often seen as ‘burden’ rather than people who helped build societies and economies.

# older-people - Monday 28 July, 2014

Calls for urgent meeting with Varadkar after serious failings at Mayo care home
# UNANNOUNCED INSPECTION
# UNANNOUNCED INSPECTION

Calls for urgent meeting with Varadkar after serious failings at Mayo care home

Jul 28th 2014, 11:02 AM 8,720 Views 14 Comments

The gardaí are investigating the sudden death of a 72-year-old man at the care home in 2012.

# older-people - Wednesday 16 July, 2014

Opinion: Older people and Gaeilgeoirí are right to be indignant – this Cabinet doesn't care about them
# Opinion
# Opinion

Opinion: Older people and Gaeilgeoirí are right to be indignant – this Cabinet doesn't care about them

Jul 16th 2014, 7:30 PM 164 Views 66 Comments

The new Gaeltacht minister isn’t fluent in Irish and the de-prioritisation of older people’s issues has been rubber-stamped; whole sections of society are being disenfranchised.

14% of older Irish people prescribed 'inappropriate' drugs
# Bad Dose
# Bad Dose

14% of older Irish people prescribed 'inappropriate' drugs

Jul 16th 2014, 9:10 AM 5,019 Views 4 Comments

One of the most frequently inappropriately prescribed drugs was aspirin – given to those with no history of brain or heart problems.

# older-people - Tuesday 15 July, 2014

Kathleen Lynch says she still has responsibility for older people
# Social Care
# Social Care

Kathleen Lynch says she still has responsibility for older people

Jul 15th 2014, 10:01 PM 8,248 Views 11 Comments

It comes after concerns over a change in her title today.

# older-people - 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 501 Views 23 Comments

Despite the caring, protective, respectful attitude Irish society likes to think it has towards older people, elder abuse is widespread.

# older-people - Thursday 12 June, 2014

The income gap between older people is widening
# Income Gap
# Income Gap

The income gap between older people is widening

Jun 12th 2014, 7:15 AM 6,312 Views 18 Comments

Over 26% of people over 50 rely on state transfers as their sole source of income.

# older-people - Friday 6 June, 2014

Less than half of those in their 60s do over 2.5 hours of exercise per week
# Get Moving
# Get Moving

Less than half of those in their 60s do over 2.5 hours of exercise per week

Jun 6th 2014, 3:48 PM 6,952 Views 15 Comments

Only 18 per cent of the over 70s engage in high levels of physical activity.

# older-people - Tuesday 3 June, 2014

Opinion: After seeing what my dad has gone through, I'm convinced we need an Ombudsman for the Elderly
# Older People
# Older People

Opinion: After seeing what my dad has gone through, I'm convinced we need an Ombudsman for the Elderly

Jun 3rd 2014, 7:30 AM 45 Views 27 Comments

Think about your average week and how much bureaucracy you have to deal with. Now think about how difficult that is for an older person.

# older-people - Sunday 25 May, 2014

These Irish artists prove that age is never a barrier to creating art
# Bealtaine
# Bealtaine

These Irish artists prove that age is never a barrier to creating art

May 25th 2014, 11:00 AM 5,534 Views 2 Comments

The Wandering Methods project was part of the Bealtaine Festival, and saw older people create art inspired by Dublin Castle.