Weekly news round up – 8 June 2012


  • Pensioners miss out on thousands of pounds in benefits – Telegraph
  • Pensions reality check – Daily Mail
  • PM denies plans to scrap benefits – Age UK
  • Pensioner couples £4,000 worse off in three years – Telegraph
  • Nick Clegg backs benefit cuts for pensioners – Guardian


  • New dementia test speeds up diagnosis – Age Scotland
  • Why over-60s avoid the doctor – Telegraph
  • Are your bones older than you are? Five top tips for keeping them strong – Mirror
  • Online survey participants sought in advance of Falls Awareness Week – Age Scotland


  • Age Scotland calls for action on fuel poverty report – Age Scotland
  • City summit held to tackle harm and neglect of elderly people – STV News
  • Joe Fitzpatrick MSP calls for pavement parking to become illegal – Official website

Something for the weekend

  • Highland special constable bows out after 51 years – BBC Scotland
  • In pictures: Diamond Jubilee in Scotland – BBC Scotland

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