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From TheJournal.ie 'I never cost the State a penny, but now they're taking part of my pension' Marriage Bar

'I never cost the State a penny, but now they're taking part of my pension'

Tens of thousands of people are losing out on receiving a full State pension due to rules that were introduced in 2012.

From TheJournal.ie Growing old in Ireland: 'If you want support, you're going to have to pay for it' Fair Deal This post contains videos

Growing old in Ireland: 'If you want support, you're going to have to pay for it'

Whether its Fair Deal contributions, nursing home fees or general funding in the care system, money gets in the way of older people deciding where they spend their final years.

From TheJournal.ie Business people, farmers and older people forced to travel to other towns as banks go cashless Restrictions

Business people, farmers and older people forced to travel to other towns as banks go cashless

Limits on cash lodgements and withdrawals are causing headaches for some rural customers.

From TheJournal.ie 'They simply can't afford it': Older people being priced out of nursing homes Fair Deal

'They simply can't afford it': Older people being priced out of nursing homes

Age Action has said some nursing homes are charging “extortionate costs”.

From TheJournal.ie How tiny woolly hats are making a difference in the lives of older people The Big Knit

How tiny woolly hats are making a difference in the lives of older people

The knitted creations raise money for charity and allow older people to meet up and work together.

From TheJournal.ie Women are being 'penalised for working' since changes were brought in to the State Pension Report

Women are being 'penalised for working' since changes were brought in to the State Pension

Age Action say that pensioners have lost out on as much as €1,500 a year since 2012.

From TheJournal.ie Home care: The way we care for the elderly could be about to change Home Care Deal

Home care: The way we care for the elderly could be about to change

A bill enshrining the right to home care passed the second stage of the legislative process yesterday.

Older people in Ireland are getting lovely Christmas cards made by Thai kids and their Irish teacher

They’re sending the cards to the charity Age Action, who will distribute them to the older people using their services. Aww.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Should mandatory retirement be abolished? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should mandatory retirement be abolished?

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

From TheJournal.ie Mandatory retirement has lead to more 65-year-olds on the dole than at any other age Forced Out

Mandatory retirement has lead to more 65-year-olds on the dole than at any other age

Age Action is calling for mandatory retirement clauses that force people out of their work because of their age to be abolished.

From TheJournal.ie 'Utterly heartbreaking': Community shocked by death of two elderly brothers Bluebell

'Utterly heartbreaking': Community shocked by death of two elderly brothers

Daniel and William McCarthy were deaf and had lived together in south Dublin for over two decades.

From TheJournal.ie 'I'm 78 and still outrun 18-year-olds in the park' Positive Ageing

'I'm 78 and still outrun 18-year-olds in the park'

John Fitzsimons wants to challenge certain stereotypes about older people.

From TheJournal.ie Vast majority of elderly abuse is carried out by a close friend or family member Financial Abuse

Vast majority of elderly abuse is carried out by a close friend or family member

A new campaign aims to highlight the financial abuse of the elderly.

From TheJournal.ie The number of young people with pensions has fallen dramatically since the recession Futureshock

The number of young people with pensions has fallen dramatically since the recession

Figures released by the Central Statistics Office show decrease in pension for majority of workers.

From TheJournal.ie 'There should be national outrage': 20% rise in reports of abuse in elderly care homes HIQA

'There should be national outrage': 20% rise in reports of abuse in elderly care homes

The figures are contained in a Hiqa annual report.

From TheJournal.ie Irish pensioners made to choose between heat and food need extra €5 a week Age Action

Irish pensioners made to choose between heat and food need extra €5 a week

Age Action is calling for increases to the State pension and the living alone allowance.

From TheJournal.ie 'I used to feel like crying but to get a window you can see out properly, it's like winning the Lotto' Community

'I used to feel like crying but to get a window you can see out properly, it's like winning the Lotto'

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

From TheJournal.ie A white-gold wedding ring was dropped into a charity bag by accident Look Familiar?

A white-gold wedding ring was dropped into a charity bag by accident

A detailed description of the garment where the ring was stored will be needed to prove ownership.

From TheJournal.ie Pensioners are now having to 'choose between food and fuel and medication' Christmas Bonus

Pensioners are now having to 'choose between food and fuel and medication'

Age Action says it would welcome the return of the Christmas Bonus in next week’s Budget.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Do you keep an eye on your elderly neighbours? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you keep an eye on your elderly neighbours?

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

From The42 A 103-year old man has challenged Usain Bolt to a 100m race Age Action

A 103-year old man has challenged Usain Bolt to a 100m race

Hidekichi Miyazaki is the fastest centenarian in the world.

From The42 Dublin's dual stars need to 'decide at 16' which code they want to play Age Action

Dublin's dual stars need to 'decide at 16' which code they want to play

Former Dublin hurling boss Humphrey Kelleher has made the call.

From TheJournal.ie Some older people are being forced to choose between food, fuel and medication Struggling

Some older people are being forced to choose between food, fuel and medication

Age Action says the Government needs to look out for the elderly.

From TheJournal.ie "Absolutely none": Changes to Free Travel Pass are off the table, says Burton Off The Buses

"Absolutely none": Changes to Free Travel Pass are off the table, says Burton

It follows the launch of a campaign yesterday urging politicians not to meddle with the current scheme, which allows older people free travel on public transport.

From TheJournal.ie "Hands off": Older voters send warning to Government on Free Travel Pass On The Buses

"Hands off": Older voters send warning to Government on Free Travel Pass

The scheme is currently being reviewed, but Age Action is warning that any negative changes will be vehemently opposed by older people.

From TheJournal.ie Public asked to look out for elderly people as temperatures soar Feelin Hot Hot Hot

Public asked to look out for elderly people as temperatures soar

Temperatures will hit 28 degrees today, but the public is being asked to remember elderly neighbours.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: Would you know if an older relative, friend or neighbour was being abused? Elder Abuse

Opinion: Would you know if an older relative, friend or neighbour was being abused?

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

From TheJournal.ie 'You can turn off the tap' - Enda Kenny's advice on conserving water Leaders' Questions

'You can turn off the tap' - Enda Kenny's advice on conserving water

Gerry Adams said water charges indicated how “far removed” the government is from the general public.

From TheJournal.ie Age Action welcomes campus smoking ban exemption for some nursing homes HSE

Age Action welcomes campus smoking ban exemption for some nursing homes

Residents of the homes, as well as public psychiatric facilities, at sites in the Midlands will be exempt.

From TheJournal.ie ‘Lay off older people’: Elderly grant cuts slammed as ‘sneaky’ and ‘mind-boggling’ Grant Cuts

‘Lay off older people’: Elderly grant cuts slammed as ‘sneaky’ and ‘mind-boggling’

However Minister of State Jan O’Sullivan said she believes changes will allow for people to stay in their homes.

From TheJournal.ie Warning that gas price hike could cause hardship for elderly Age Action

Warning that gas price hike could cause hardship for elderly

Age Action said that some people may have to choose between food and fuel if Bord Gáis is allowed to raise domestic gas prices.

From TheJournal.ie Abseil 200ft when you're 80? No bother, says Ronnie Age Action

Abseil 200ft when you're 80? No bother, says Ronnie

Ronnie Hurley is a founding member of the Limerick Sub Aqua Club – and the oldest scuba diver in the county, if not the country.

From TheJournal.ie Age Action urges public to remember elderly during cold snap Age Action

Age Action urges public to remember elderly during cold snap

With the country experiencing low temperatures, snow, sleet and ice, those living alone can particularly be at risk.

From TheJournal.ie Age Action seeks to reunite mystery photos with owner Mystery This post contains images

Age Action seeks to reunite mystery photos with owner

Do you know anything about these photographs?

From TheJournal.ie Age Action issue guidelines in wake of hypothermia deaths Keeping Warm

Age Action issue guidelines in wake of hypothermia deaths

The charity is urging people to keep an eye on elderly neighbours in light of the recent deaths caused by hypothermia.

From TheJournal.ie Cut in elderly alarm scheme criticised as "penny-wise and pound-foolish" Elderly

Cut in elderly alarm scheme criticised as "penny-wise and pound-foolish"

Age Action said that a cut in the Seniors Alert Scheme “is a bad decision” with “terrible timing”, given recent attacks on elderly people.

From TheJournal.ie Report: Over half of nursing home staff have seen residents neglected Elderly

Report: Over half of nursing home staff have seen residents neglected

They said they had seen other staff members neglecting the residents, while a quarter said they had seen psychologically abusive acts take place.

PICTURES: Molly Malone and Phil Lynott in woolly hats Big Knit 2012 This post contains images

PICTURES: Molly Malone and Phil Lynott in woolly hats

It’s getting cold out there lads.

From TheJournal.ie 'Gaming Granny' wins Google's Silver Surfer award Silver Surfer

'Gaming Granny' wins Google's Silver Surfer award

Pauline O’Connor’s gaming habits with her grandchildren have won her the Google/Age Action award for people over 50 who embrace technology.

From TheJournal.ie Marked increase in calls from older people to helpline Elderly

Marked increase in calls from older people to helpline

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

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