Weekly news round up – 28 October 2011

Our weekly news round up covers stories and articles about older people in Scotland and further afield. Read on to see what’s been in the media this week.


  • Pensions prompt age old concern – Herald 
  • Golden age of pensions has ended, warns industry chief – Telegraph
  • Pensions cut by £500 a year – Express


Social issues

  • Scottish population reaches new record high – BBC News
  • Cold homes will kill up to 200 people a day, warns Age UK – Guardian 
  • Research shows majority concerned over impact of winter – Scottish Government
  • Families denied information on ex-Southern Cross homes – Community Care
  • Ageism at the BBC’s Question Time programme? – Guardian
  • Older people have “stranglehold” on family homes – Guardian
  • Elderly people need their spare bedrooms – Guardian
  • Daughter spends £1000 hiring undercover carers to help her dying mother – Telegraph

Something for the weekend 

  • Age no barrier to Spain’s 103 year old Senate hopeful – Sydney Morning Herald
  • Pensioners filmed “on the rampage” in an anti-social campaign video – Mirror
  • George, 104, helps girlfriend Stella, 87, get online – BBC
  • New technology employed to get more people talking about older people’s issues –
  • Berkshire internet pupil, 74, becomes a tutor – BBC News


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