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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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.