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.

Money 

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

Health 

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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