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Older, Wiser…and Homeless - Counselling for Older Adults Experiencing Homelessness

Dublin Simon Community Sure Steps Counselling Service
Written by: Andrea Koenigstorfer
Dublin Simon Community Sure Steps Counselling Service

The importance of mental health care for the elderly has been recognised in recent years. In the 2006 census, people aged 65+ made up 11 per cent of the population – by 2041 this will have increased to 22 per cent. 

One woman's experience with mandatory retirement in Ireland - and why the law should change

Age Action | Time to abolish mandatory retirement | Pic via lendingmemo/Flickr Creative Commons
Written by: Angela Gallagher
Blogger and Age Action Member

In a blog about mandatory retirement age in Ireland, Age Action member and blogger Angela Gallagher writes about her personal experience of the situation. A version of this article originally appeared on Angela's blog, The Silver Voice.

Meeting the HSE to discuss older people's experiences in the West

Age Action | Galway Glór Group meets HSE
Written by: Anne Donnellan
Age Action Galway Glór Group

Members of the Galway Glór group and Age Action’s policy team met with Ollie Plunkett, the HSE's National Lead for Outpatient Services, recently to discuss ways of improving older people's experiences in Outpatient Departments in the West. Here, Anne Donnellan of the Age Action Galway Glór Group writes about that meeting. 

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