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# Older People

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Huge rise in calls from vulnerable older people
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
ALONE says the increasing number calls to its service, which is not funded by the State, is a constant strain on its resources.
Column: This is no country for old men and women - but it could be
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.
Charity expresses concern about out-of-date poverty figures
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.
Younger workers twice as stressed as their parents, survey shows
People under 30 are also far more likely to call in sick to work than those over 55, according to the study.
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.
Older people encouraged to receive pneumo flu jab
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.
Gardaí launch safer communities campaign as stations face the chop
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 cold and lonely in rural Ireland - SVP
Older people in Ireland are being reduced to ‘siege of Leningrad’-type solutions to keep warm during winter, according to the SVP.
Ireland's population to jump to 6.5 million by 2060
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.
Seven out of ten nursing home residents given 'inappropriate' medicine
Cross-border research team uncovers potentially inappropriate prescribing processes.
HSE to investigate home care services available to the elderly
An investigation into the home care of older people has unearthed appalling standards of treatment.