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From TheJournal.ie 'Standing up for their generation': These older people are getting tattoos to fight ageism ALONE

'Standing up for their generation': These older people are getting tattoos to fight ageism

Alone, the charity that supports older people at home, is aiming to raise €10,000 during the event.

From TheJournal.ie 'I feel more secure': How HomeShare has been bringing the old and young together Loneliness This post contains videos

'I feel more secure': How HomeShare has been bringing the old and young together

We visited John and Amy who have been taking part in the service.

From TheJournal.ie 'Isn’t there something awful about society, that so many people are praying for a house?' Vincent Browne

'Isn’t there something awful about society, that so many people are praying for a house?'

Alone Ireland today launched a campaign called ‘How will you pay the rent when you retire?’

From TheJournal.ie Status Orange snow-ice warning issued for seven counties as temperatures set to plunge to -7 Beast From The East

Status Orange snow-ice warning issued for seven counties as temperatures set to plunge to -7

The eastern part of the country is set to be the worst hit by the wintry weather.

From TheJournal.ie Living alone in old age: 'When my wife died, I discovered I didn't have close friends. It's lonely' ALONE

Living alone in old age: 'When my wife died, I discovered I didn't have close friends. It's lonely'

Alone, a charity for older people, has launched its Christmas campaign – No one should be alone this Christmas.

From TheJournal.ie Vincent Browne: '60,000 old people have hardly any visits from friends or family. It's awful' Alone At Christmas

Vincent Browne: '60,000 old people have hardly any visits from friends or family. It's awful'

Browne was speaking at the launch of Alone’s Christmas campaign for older people.

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 'I was told it'd only be for four weeks': Ireland's older people describe life in a nursing home Home

'I was told it'd only be for four weeks': Ireland's older people describe life in a nursing home

A major study has highlighted the need for residents to be more involved in decision-making.

From TheJournal.ie Kerry nursing home told its system for residents' cash is 'not secure' Kerry

Kerry nursing home told its system for residents' cash is 'not secure'

An inspection in April this year also found some staff had not received training in medication management and infection control.

From TheJournal.ie Older person's care centre set to close today over fire safety fears Navan

Older person's care centre set to close today over fire safety fears

The service is used by more than 100 older people a week.

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 Older people overpaying €1,000 for health insurance as they're 'afraid to switch plan' Shop Around

Older people overpaying €1,000 for health insurance as they're 'afraid to switch plan'

At least two in every five policyholders are on “dated and hugely overpriced plans”.

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 Older people ending up in hospital due to inappropriate prescriptions Medicine

Older people ending up in hospital due to inappropriate prescriptions

People over the age of 65 are particularly vulnerable to the adverse effects of medicine.

From TheJournal.ie 'Retirement should be an option' - plan to abolish retirement age welcomed Happy Retirement

'Retirement should be an option' - plan to abolish retirement age welcomed

It has received widespread welcome from older people’s’ groups.

From TheJournal.ie Most older people are having sex on a regular basis Still Got It

Most older people are having sex on a regular basis

Having sex in your advancing years makes you more optimistic about growing old, the research claims.

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 End-of-life care plans at Galway nursing home left blank Lough Corrib

End-of-life care plans at Galway nursing home left blank

There was also no nurse in charge on the day of a Hiqa inspection.

From TheJournal.ie Have an elderly neighbour? Check in on them Social Isolation

Have an elderly neighbour? Check in on them

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

From TheJournal.ie 'I didn't want to be any bother': Older people urged to ask for help this Christmas ALONE This post contains videos

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Families 'very upset' as residents of nursing home to be removed over safety concerns Athlone

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Social workers 'waiting for people to die' to get elderly clients the care they need Home Help

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

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.

From TheJournal.ie What about this idea? - Caring for older people to pay for your own future care Caring Credits

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Going out tonight? People with busy social lives are more likely to stay healthy into old age Going Out
From TheJournal.ie Older people moving to smaller houses might help housing crisis Living Alone

Older people moving to smaller houses might help housing crisis

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

From TheJournal.ie Gerry Adams is hopeful he'll be Taoiseach for the Easter Rising centenary 1916

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Traffic lights are changing too quickly for a lot of old people Stuck In The Middle

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

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

From TheJournal.ie ‘I don’t feel safe in my home after it was burgled and fear constantly hangs over me’ Opinion

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

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.

From TheJournal.ie Elderly woman loses her home after letting her son move in after marriage breakdown Financial Abuse

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

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

From TheJournal.ie What has it really been like for older people during austerity? Opinion

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Do you agree that the State pension should be cut? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you agree that the State pension should be cut?

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

From TheJournal.ie Six homeless people just got the keys to their new houses In Time For Christmas

Six homeless people just got the keys to their new houses

It’s all thanks to ALONE.

From TheJournal.ie Our ageing population 'risks a poor quality of life' unless action is taken now Health Reform

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

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

From TheJournal.ie The waiting list for nursing home money is getting even longer No Fair Deal

The waiting list for nursing home money is getting even longer

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.

From TheJournal.ie Nursing home waiting lists are ‘spiralling out of control’ Fair Deal

Nursing home waiting lists are ‘spiralling out of control’

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

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