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Politicians must act: growing old shouldn't mean being afraid

Age Action members launching their 2016 election manifesto
Written by: Justin Moran
Head of Advocacy & Communications

“I cannot afford either life or home insurance,” she wrote. “I have to go to bed early to save on heating and electricity. My husband passed away last year and I still have not paid off his funeral expenses. We did have life insurance but they cut it because we couldn’t keep up the payments.”

Speaking as an Elder - Mary Robinson Addresses Age Action's AGM

Written by: Mary Robinson

We were delighted to have former President of Ireland, Mary Robinson, address our 24th AGM on 27th June 2017: Let me begin with warm congratulations on your 25th Anniversary, which is a significant landmark to reach. You were formed during my time as President, which reminds me that was quite a while ago, and that now I am speaking to you as an Elder!

Time to speak out about elder abuse

National Safeguarding Committee abuse campaign
Written by: Justin Moran
Head of Advocacy and Communications

Earlier this week the HSE reported that almost 8,000 cases of alleged adult abuse were reported in 2016. But only six per cent of these cases were reported by the alleged victim or a family member. Today, on World Elder Abuse Awareness Day, we must face the reality that we're failing to speak out about elder abuse in Ireland.

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