Weekly news round up – 25 Feb 2012

This week there has been a lot of conversation about a new group for older people in Dumfries and Galloway, and our latest campaign to help tackle isolation in local communities. Read on for our news round up:


  • Scotland making good progress on heart disease – BBC Scotland
  • Weight training benefits Parkinson’s sufferers – Telegraph
  • Blood clot grabber could save stroke victims’ lives – Daily Mail


  • Guide dogs for the mind: the retrievers trained to give dementia sufferers a new lease of life – Daily Mail
  • Scotland launches telecare services – Guardian


  • Pensioner lay dead in her home for months – STV Aberdeen
  • Survey highlights transport problems for older people in Dumfries and Galloway: Galloway Gazette



  • Rise in UK’s average retirement age – Age UK
  • Labour market figures mask impact on older workers – Age Scotland
  • Shock delay to pensions will hit thousands – Scotland on Sunday

Something for the weekend 

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