# older-people - Today’s News
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# older-people - Monday 4 May, 2015
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
# older-people - Monday 29 December, 2014
As more people get older, the Government have concerns about increasing expenditure.
# older-people - Friday 19 December, 2014
It’s all thanks to ALONE.
# older-people - Thursday 6 November, 2014
A major new study has warned that urgent reform is needed.
# older-people - Thursday 30 October, 2014
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
Over 2,100 people are on the HSE’s Fair Deal waiting list.
# older-people - Friday 10 October, 2014
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
The couple were not physically harmed but were left badly shaken.
# older-people - Wednesday 1 October, 2014
By 2050, the over 60s will account for 29.7% of the population.
# older-people - Tuesday 30 September, 2014
74,520 Irish people over the age of 65 are suffering enforced deprivation.
# older-people - Monday 15 September, 2014
The first six months of 2014 saw more than 12,000 calls made to the Senior Help Line.
# older-people - Sunday 14 September, 2014
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
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
There are over 500 people currently waiting in hospital beds.
# older-people - Wednesday 30 July, 2014
Older adults are too often seen as ‘burden’ rather than people who helped build societies and economies.
# older-people - Monday 28 July, 2014
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
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.
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
It comes after concerns over a change in her title today.
# older-people - Sunday 15 June, 2014
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
Over 26% of people over 50 rely on state transfers as their sole source of income.
# older-people - Friday 6 June, 2014
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
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
The Wandering Methods project was part of the Bealtaine Festival, and saw older people create art inspired by Dublin Castle.
# older-people - Tuesday 6 May, 2014
Robin allows elderly people to connect with friends, family and medical professionals and can also watch for falls and monitor blood pressure.
# older-people - Monday 28 April, 2014
Eighty six-year-old Baddie Winkle is out to steal your man. And your Twitter followers.
# older-people - Friday 25 April, 2014
# older-people - Thursday 3 April, 2014
The think tank say research shows that, although the wealth of over 50s declined, overall income, health and well-being did not.
# older-people - Wednesday 19 March, 2014
The project is being introduced in five areas across Ireland.
# older-people - Wednesday 26 February, 2014
FOLD Ireland used private funds to redevelop a housing project in north Dublin after ownership was transferred from Dublin City Council.
# older-people - Tuesday 11 February, 2014
Tadgh Daly, CEO of Nursing Homes Ireland said in the next seven years, the population over 85 will grow by 46 per cent.
# older-people - Thursday 30 January, 2014
Senior Help Line has seen a “worrying” increase in the number of calls.
# older-people - Friday 10 January, 2014
Good morning! Here are nine things you need to know as you start your day.
# older-people - Thursday 9 January, 2014
However Minister of State Jan O’Sullivan said she believes changes will allow for people to stay in their homes.
# older-people - Tuesday 26 November, 2013
15,000 people took part in the study, which shows that while people generally have more sexual partners than previous generations, the frequency of sexual encounters has declined.
# older-people - Friday 22 November, 2013
ALONE said today that power cuts could leave older people more isolated and put some of them at serious risk.
# older-people - Sunday 17 November, 2013
Fianna Fáil’s Barry Cowen said the number of grants reduced from 7,138 in 2010 to 1,739 so far in 2013.
# older-people - Saturday 19 October, 2013
The protest is being timed for the fifth anniversary of the large scale protest that followed the 2008 Emergency Budget.
# older-people - Wednesday 2 October, 2013
Everyone needs to feel wanted and remembered, but many older people are being left isolated because of rapid economic, social and technological changes, writes Anne Dempsey.