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Traffic lights that take longer to change could reduce older pedestrian road deaths
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Traffic lights that take longer to change could reduce older pedestrian road deaths

Oct 1st 2018, 2:22 PM 12,246 Views 47 Comments

An RSA lecture today heard pedestrian risk increases with age.

A group of elderly Irish expats in Manchester are on a mission to save longwave radio
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A group of elderly Irish expats in Manchester are on a mission to save longwave radio

Oct 15th 2017, 7:00 AM 11,034 Views 19 Comments

The service will end in 2019 and will be replaced by a digital service which campaigners say many older people in the UK will not be able to access.

New Irish company matches lonely older people with students and professionals looking for somewhere to live
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New Irish company matches lonely older people with students and professionals looking for somewhere to live

Sep 3rd 2017, 8:15 AM 30,320 Views 60 Comments

The Irish company aims to pair up people with different needs in order to solve their issues.

Global life expectancy has increased by five years since the start of the century
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Global life expectancy has increased by five years since the start of the century

May 19th 2016, 10:05 PM 14,342 Views 26 Comments

In Ireland, the average life expectancy is 81.4 years – exactly 10 years above the world average.

93-year-old Irish veteran awarded Legion d'Honneur
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93-year-old Irish veteran awarded Legion d'Honneur

Jan 27th 2015, 11:28 AM 9,018 Views 22 Comments

The award is France’s highest military honour.

There's an easy, scientifically proven way to delay the negative effects of aging
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There's an easy, scientifically proven way to delay the negative effects of aging

Jan 17th 2015, 10:00 AM 21,496 Views 13 Comments

There IS something you can do to prevent — or at least, delay — the inevitable decline.

Returned Irish emigrants more likely to have problems with alcohol
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Returned Irish emigrants more likely to have problems with alcohol

Nov 5th 2014, 7:30 AM 10,260 Views 19 Comments

8,000 older Irish people are being studied over a ten year period, in order to chart their health, economic and other circumstances.

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

Jun 26th 2014, 4:40 PM 8,830 Views 46 Comments

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.

American Apparel's new underwear model is 62 years old
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American Apparel's new underwear model is 62 years old

Feb 3rd 2014, 1:51 PM 11,089 Views 3 Comments

Sexy has no expiration date.

7 older couples you'll want to be when you grow up
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7 older couples you'll want to be when you grow up

Aug 11th 2013, 3:00 PM 7,855 Views 0 Comments

They are literally the best.

13 surprising things Hugh Hefner is older than
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13 surprising things Hugh Hefner is older than

Apr 9th 2013, 5:35 PM 2,345 Views 1 Comment

Talk about being of an advanced age.

Poll: Do you check in with older neighbours at Christmas?
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Poll: Do you check in with older neighbours at Christmas?

Dec 24th 2012, 9:32 AM 3,167 Views 7 Comments

Many older people find the holidays a lonely and isolating time, says one charity. But not everyone knows if their neighbours would welcome a visit.

Generic meds switch for elderly could save taxpayers up to €152 million
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Generic meds switch for elderly could save taxpayers up to €152 million

Dec 16th 2012, 12:54 PM 5,553 Views 44 Comments

A new report on medication use by the elderly in Ireland says that switching to generic medicines could save millions.

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

Dec 6th 2012, 3:26 PM 3,683 Views 14 Comments

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

Report shows increase in people discharged from Irish hospitals
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Report shows increase in people discharged from Irish hospitals

Nov 13th 2012, 6:45 AM 3,793 Views 6 Comments

The ESRI report also showed that 46 per cent of the 25 per cent of women who delivered a baby on a public basis had an elective Caesarean section.

It's "never too late" to address sexual violence
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It's "never too late" to address sexual violence

Mar 29th 2012, 11:19 AM 2,070 Views 0 Comments

A new service for older women affected by sexual violence has been launched by the Older Women’s Network and Rape Crisis Network Ireland. They say: “You are never too old to start healing from sexual violence”.