Weekly news round up – 17 Feb 2012

As always, there have been plenty stories in the news affecting older people. Read on for this week’s round up, featuring plans to start a new seniors’ forum in Dumfries, the power of the grey vote in Scotland and the rise of the silver surfer.

Politics

  • Grey vote could decide independence referendum – Daily Record

Money

  • Funding announced for boiler scrappage scheme – Age Scotland
  • An electronic system that could help save the cheque – Telegraph
  • Big six accused in costly tariffs row – Independent

Health

  • How eating too much could double risk of memory loss – Daily Mail

Social

  • Plans to resurrect seniors’ forum in Dumfries – Age Scotland
  • Number of drivers over 80 passes 1 million – Daily Mail
  • Older workers on ‘jobs scrap heap’ as crisis deepens – Telegraph

Crime

  • Nurse assaulted 77 year old care home resident after TV row – STV News

Something for the weekend

  • Six couples on one block celebrate 50+ years marriage together – Daily Mail
  • Glamorous oldies and silver surfers have never had it so good – Telegraph

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