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#Older People

# older-people - Friday 23 November, 2012

Why older people struggle to read fine print - study
# Ageing
# Ageing

Why older people struggle to read fine print - study

Nov 23rd 2012, 7:30 AM 4,229 Views 9 Comments

Older adults rely more on holistic cues, such as word shape, when reading.

# older-people - Wednesday 21 November, 2012

Poll: Should the retirement age of 65 be scrapped?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should the retirement age of 65 be scrapped?

Nov 21st 2012, 9:16 AM 7,808 Views 60 Comments

Workers are generally required to retire at the age of 65 – but a new opposition party Bill argues that this is discrimination based on age. What do you think?

# older-people - Thursday 25 October, 2012

3,000 extra people a year are going to need long-term care - report
# Help The Aged
# Help The Aged

3,000 extra people a year are going to need long-term care - report

Oct 25th 2012, 6:45 AM 2,574 Views 7 Comments

The report found a lot more people than expected will need residential care or home help in coming years.

# older-people - Wednesday 10 October, 2012

Video games could help prevent older people from falling
# Wii Bit Of Fun
# Wii Bit Of Fun

Video games could help prevent older people from falling

Oct 10th 2012, 6:45 AM 3,864 Views 7 Comments

Research from Trinity and Queen’s finds that older people’s balance can be improved by games using the Wii balance board.

# older-people - Tuesday 2 October, 2012

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 2,739 Views 2 Comments

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

# older-people - Friday 28 September, 2012

Minister says gender equality crucial to reshaping society and economic recovery
# Gender Equality
# Gender Equality

Minister says gender equality crucial to reshaping society and economic recovery

Sep 28th 2012, 11:56 AM 2,084 Views 21 Comments

Kathleen Lynch said it may fall to Ireland to advance gender equality in state and corporate boards when we take over the EU Presidency.

Older people optimistic about ageing, but "fear becoming a burden"
# Older People
# Older People

Older people optimistic about ageing, but "fear becoming a burden"

Sep 28th 2012, 10:04 AM 2,304 Views 11 Comments

The report was launched by broadcasting legend Mícheál Ó Muircheartaigh, who said that “getting older doesn’t have to mean losing your health.”

# older-people - Thursday 30 August, 2012

Almost 80 per cent of lone pensioners have no internet access
# Pensioners
# Pensioners

Almost 80 per cent of lone pensioners have no internet access

Aug 30th 2012, 2:47 PM 4,307 Views 50 Comments

Age Action Ireland said it has concerns that older people may become increasingly isolated and excluded from certain services as they continue to move online.

# older-people - Thursday 23 August, 2012

HIQA closes a total of 11 nursing homes over two years
# Older People
# Older People

HIQA closes a total of 11 nursing homes over two years

Aug 23rd 2012, 7:30 AM 7,122 Views 7 Comments

Inspections have revealed concerns over bathing residents and food portions, as well as serious levels of understaffing.

# older-people - Tuesday 21 August, 2012

ALONE: "Grave concerns" about issues at private nursing homes
# Nursing Homes
# Nursing Homes

ALONE: "Grave concerns" about issues at private nursing homes

Aug 21st 2012, 5:43 PM 3,848 Views 17 Comments

The charity, which supports older people, made the comments following the taking over of a private Galway nursing home by the HSE.

# older-people - Friday 17 August, 2012

New initiative to divert people with dementia from institutional care launched
# Dementia
# Dementia

New initiative to divert people with dementia from institutional care launched

Aug 17th 2012, 6:45 AM 3,266 Views 7 Comments

Genio, the charity heading up the project, says it hopes to provide those living with dementia with the option of living for longer within their own communities and having an improved quality of life.

# older-people - Thursday 9 August, 2012

Column: We think of older people as a burden. In fact, they’re anything but.
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: We think of older people as a burden. In fact, they’re anything but.

Aug 9th 2012, 7:00 AM 1,435 Views 34 Comments

Our society has become used to regarding older people as a drain, writes Peter Kavanagh. But in these times, everyone has to pitch in.

# older-people - Friday 3 August, 2012

VIDEO: Old people listen to Swedish House Mafia's fearsome 'electric music'
# Swedish House Mafia
From The Daily Edge
# Swedish House Mafia

VIDEO: Old people listen to Swedish House Mafia's fearsome 'electric music'

Aug 3rd 2012, 10:59 AM 5,479 Views 24 Comments

Gardaí singled out the group’s music as a factor in the Phoenix Park disorder. So what did these fine upstanding citizens think?

# older-people - Thursday 26 July, 2012

Calls to Senior Helpline increase by 50 per cent
# Seniors
# Seniors

Calls to Senior Helpline increase by 50 per cent

Jul 26th 2012, 10:11 AM 1,323 Views 7 Comments

Some older people told the helpline they are afraid to sleep at night because of being burgled.

# older-people - Friday 20 July, 2012

Housing Minister gives green light to 800 new social and voluntary houses
# Housing
# Housing

Housing Minister gives green light to 800 new social and voluntary houses

Jul 20th 2012, 7:15 AM 3,723 Views 41 Comments

Approximately €100 million will be spent on housing units between now and 2014 including €35 million for the voluntary housing sector.

# older-people - Sunday 15 July, 2012

Charity for older people celebrates 35 years of service
# Not Alone
# Not Alone

Charity for older people celebrates 35 years of service

Jul 15th 2012, 7:45 AM 2,220 Views 3 Comments

Alone will celebrate the anniversary at Glasnevin Cemetery, honouring volunteers who have been with the charity in excess of three decades.

# older-people - Tuesday 22 May, 2012

HSE reports 9 per cent increase in elder abuse referrals
# Elder Abuse
# Elder Abuse

HSE reports 9 per cent increase in elder abuse referrals

May 22nd 2012, 4:16 PM 1,524 Views 17 Comments

The majority of alleged victims were aged over 80, female, and had reportedly been neglected or abused by a relative.

# older-people - Monday 23 April, 2012

Review on way to ensure nursing home scheme offers security to older people
# Older People
# Older People

Review on way to ensure nursing home scheme offers security to older people

Apr 23rd 2012, 2:07 PM 1,286 Views 6 Comments

The Government is also examining accommodation options as an alternative to nursing homes.

# older-people - Tuesday 28 February, 2012

Column: Young people are the future – but we older ones can help them there
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Young people are the future – but we older ones can help them there

Feb 28th 2012, 7:30 PM 11 Views 13 Comments

Co-operation between the generations benefits everyone, and older people must play their part, writes retiree Betty O’Flynn.

# older-people - 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 3,175 Views 35 Comments

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

# older-people - Monday 16 January, 2012

HSE to close 555 nursing home beds and cut hospital budgets
# Health
# Health

HSE to close 555 nursing home beds and cut hospital budgets

Jan 16th 2012, 12:56 PM 3,511 Views 52 Comments

The HSE has outlined how it will save €750 million over the next 12 months.

# older-people - Friday 6 January, 2012

More of us reaching 100th birthday than ever before
# Centenarians
# Centenarians

More of us reaching 100th birthday than ever before

Jan 6th 2012, 11:45 AM 1,735 Views 12 Comments

A record 368 people turned 100 last year – meaning the State gave out almost €1million in bounty payments.

# older-people - Friday 23 December, 2011

Older people risk isolation at Christmas, charity warns
# Christmas
# Christmas

Older people risk isolation at Christmas, charity warns

Dec 23rd 2011, 9:06 PM 1,966 Views 7 Comments

Loneliness can have real health effects with Christmas a particularly bad time, support organisation Alone said.

# older-people - Thursday 15 December, 2011

Half of older people forgo food to pay for fuel - survey
# Fuel Poverty
# Fuel Poverty

Half of older people forgo food to pay for fuel - survey

Dec 15th 2011, 7:30 PM 2,795 Views 53 Comments

Researchers say fuel poverty is contributing to “significant” differences in summer and winter mortality rates across the island of Ireland.

# older-people - Tuesday 29 November, 2011

TDs to vote on 'cost subsidy' for health insurance
# Health Insurance
# Health Insurance

TDs to vote on 'cost subsidy' for health insurance

Nov 29th 2011, 11:46 AM 1,721 Views 5 Comments

A new Health Insurance Bill will offer tax rebates to older health insurance, hoping to balance the cost of insuring young and old.

# older-people - Wednesday 19 October, 2011

Huge rise in calls from vulnerable older people
# Older People
# Older People

Huge rise in calls from vulnerable older people

Oct 19th 2011, 9:31 PM 453 Views 4 Comments

The was a 50 per cent increase in requests for help from older people last year, one charity has said.

Older persons' charity reports 50 per cent surge in demand
# Older People
# Older People

Older persons' charity reports 50 per cent surge in demand

Oct 19th 2011, 12:53 PM 166 Views 0 Comments

ALONE says the increasing number calls to its service, which is not funded by the State, is a constant strain on its resources.

# older-people - Saturday 1 October, 2011

Column: This is no country for old men and women - but it could be
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: This is no country for old men and women - but it could be

Oct 1st 2011, 6:00 PM 16 Views 11 Comments

On this, the UN International Day of Older Persons, Alone’s CEO Seán Moynihan writes that while some people can have a wonderfully active older age, we must care for those facing isolation, depression and disability.

# older-people - Friday 30 September, 2011

Charity expresses concern about out-of-date poverty figures
# Older People
# Older People

Charity expresses concern about out-of-date poverty figures

Sep 30th 2011, 5:22 PM 276 Views 4 Comments

Following the publication of figures by the CSO yesterday, ALONE’s CEO has urged the public not to forget that there is a significant number of older people at risk of poverty in Ireland.

# older-people - Tuesday 27 September, 2011

Younger workers twice as stressed as their parents, survey shows
# Stress
# Stress

Younger workers twice as stressed as their parents, survey shows

Sep 27th 2011, 7:15 AM 601 Views 4 Comments

People under 30 are also far more likely to call in sick to work than those over 55, according to the study.

# older-people - 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 361 Views 4 Comments

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

# older-people - Tuesday 20 September, 2011

Older people encouraged to receive pneumo flu jab
# Vaccine
# Vaccine

Older people encouraged to receive pneumo flu jab

Sep 20th 2011, 11:09 AM 503 Views 0 Comments

Comedian Brendan Grace is one of the advocates for the vaccine after discovering that as he has diabetes he is at risk for pneumo flu.

# older-people - Monday 19 September, 2011

Gardaí launch safer communities campaign as stations face the chop
# Donegal
# Donegal

Gardaí launch safer communities campaign as stations face the chop

Sep 19th 2011, 4:38 PM 612 Views 12 Comments

Community groups have said that the possible closure of 200 Garda stations will leave older people feeling “more vulnerable and isolated than ever before”.

# older-people - Thursday 8 September, 2011

Older people cold and lonely in rural Ireland - SVP
# Older People
# Older People

Older people cold and lonely in rural Ireland - SVP

Sep 8th 2011, 3:57 PM 1,603 Views 14 Comments

Older people in Ireland are being reduced to ‘siege of Leningrad’-type solutions to keep warm during winter, according to the SVP.

# older-people - Thursday 9 June, 2011

Ireland's population to jump to 6.5 million by 2060
# Boom!
# Boom!

Ireland's population to jump to 6.5 million by 2060

Jun 9th 2011, 2:51 PM 1,473 Views 22 Comments

Ireland is going to see a population boom of 46 per cent in the next 50 years according to the EU’s statistics office, and we’re all going to be living longer too.

# older-people - Wednesday 6 April, 2011

Seven out of ten nursing home residents given 'inappropriate' medicine
# Prescriptions
# Prescriptions

Seven out of ten nursing home residents given 'inappropriate' medicine

Apr 6th 2011, 2:13 PM 854 Views 0 Comments

Cross-border research team uncovers potentially inappropriate prescribing processes.

# older-people - Monday 13 December, 2010

HSE to investigate home care services available to the elderly
# Older People
# Older People

HSE to investigate home care services available to the elderly

Dec 13th 2010, 8:26 PM 593 Views 3 Comments

An investigation into the home care of older people has unearthed appalling standards of treatment.