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When I'm 65: Eleven healthy years left if you're Irish

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Although Irish women at 65 can expect to live three years longer than men of the same age, the number of healthy years they each have left is roughly the same. New figures from Eurostat released today show that the life expectancy for 65 year old women is 21.1 more years whereas for 65 year old men it is 18.1 more years. However, when it comes to a healthy life, the gap is much closer with 11.2 years for women and 11.1 years for men.

Minister Lynch must reassure older people living under threat of more cut-backs

Older & Bolder has called on Kathleen Lynch, the Minister with responsibility for older people, to reassure people following suggestions from the IMF that vital supports for pensioners should be cut.

Eighty per cent of Mayo elderly want to remain at home

Research from Home Instead Senior Care in Mayo reveals 80 per cent of seniors report the importance of living in their own homes. Over three-quarters of decision makers (normally the adult daughter caring for ageing parents) indicate it is ‘extremely’ or ‘very important’ for seniors to remain at home.

Westmeath man wins short film competition

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Mullingar man, Bernard O’Farrell and Cork man Greg Mulcahy have won the first prize in the HSE elder abuse short film competition entitled Open Your Eyes – Open Your Lens. The purpose of the short film competition was to raise awareness of the issue of elder abuse. The HSE invited the public to submit a short film of between 30 to 60 seconds in duration to YouTube based on the theme Open Your Eyes – Open Your Lens.

De-cluttering for the elderly

Leading Westmeath home care provider, Home Instead Senior Care, is asking adult children to take a closer look at senior parent’s homes this new year.

View ageing as an opportunity, urges HSE official

An HSE West official is urging the public to celebrate the fact that people are living longer and to view ageing as an opportunity, not a burden.

Celebrate the contribution of older people urges St Vincent de Paul

The Society of St Vincent de Paul is urging people all over Ireland to support Age Action’s Positive Ageing Week from September 24 to October 2.

NUIG professor to reveal groundbreaking research on ageing

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A leading local university professor, who has conducted groundbreaking research on ageing, will share his findings with the public at a seminar to be held in the city later this month.

Be the belle of the ball...

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When you spend €30 on No7 products you will get a choice of this set of fab No7 treats for the ladies, or a No7 For Men free gift set, containing seven essentials for men.

Elderly abuse report shows that someone cares

The recent publication of the HSE’s report into elder abuse and into the extent of physical, sexual, financial abuse and neglect of the elderly, is a healthy indication that somebody cares, according to Labour Party Councillor Marie Fitzpatrick.


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