Ageing in the media

Below you will find various recent news articles about older people and ageing in the media.

This week Lord Hutton's report on public sector pensions will spark a debate about the costs of a population where the chance of celebrating your 100th birthday are growing ever greater

Nearly two-thirds of adults 70 and older have hearing loss, according to a new study by researchers from Johns Hopkins and the National Institute on Aging.

The Arts Council of Northern Ireland is encouraging older people to take part in the arts with a range of new projects happening across the country.

Elderly residents are increasingly injuring themselves at homes, but plenty can be done to prevent accidents

Are older people receiving special treatment from the government in these times of economic austerity? The Institute of Economic Affairs (IEA) says people over the age of 60 are dodging cuts at the expense of the young.

The healthcare system must recognise the need for specialist skills to nurse an aging population if it is to avoid the “shocking” care failures revealed in this week’s ombudsman’s report, senior nurses have warned.

A Scottish programme provides training and support for novice social entrepreneurs in their 50s and 60s

Bingo, betting and nights away could be the key to a healthy and independent old age, according to new research. Spending time being sociable can be just as good for future physical health as mental wellbeing, the study suggests.

An alarming four out of five women over 50 claim to have been overlooked in job or pro­motion interviews in favour of younger candidates.

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