Age Action is urging communities to play their part to ensure that their older neighbours remain safe and well in their homes as Met Eireann forecasted snowy and icy conditions today for many parts of Ireland.
Age Action has expressed concern that footage of serious mistreatment and abuse of adults with intellectual disability at a HSE residential home, filmed by an undercover RTE reporter, highlights major structural failures in the systems designed to protect vulnerable people.
Christmas FM, Ireland’s favourite charity radio station, returns to the airwaves at noon tomorrow (Saturday, November 29), playing round-the-clock festive hits! This year Age Action is the station’s charity partner.
Age Action welcomes the announcement of increased funding for a number of key programmes for older people in the HSE Service Plan for 2015, but remains concerned that additional resources are needed to address the growing health and social care needs of Ireland’s ageing population.