Weekly news round up – 15 June 2012


  • Scottish Government commits to ward moves action – Age Scotland
  • Stem cells ‘help stroke patients’ – BBC Scotland
  • Glasgow Royal Infirmary “lacks suitable toilets” – BBC Scotland




  • Standard pension age will become 67 or older – Daily Mail
  • Age discrimination ban response published – Age Scotland


  • Number of working pensioners up 85% – Guardian

Social and Care

  • The law can offer help with elderly care – Scotsman
  • Electric buggies for disabled people at Edinburgh Waverley Station – BBC Scotland
  • Traffic light crossings ‘too quick for pensioners’ – Telegraph
  • Grandparent carers ‘need more help’ – Age UK


Something for the weekend

  • Meet the world’s oldest tri-athlete, aged 91 – Telegraph
  • Royal Mail signals end of “sorry you were out” card – Daily Mail

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