Weekly news round up – 22 June 2012


  • 220,000+ people over 60 break bones in falls – Age Scotland
  • New diet to beat agony of arthritis – Express
  • Snap ward inspections to spot elderly neglect across hospitals in Scotland – Scotsman

Social and care

  • Warning as 160,000 pensioners caught in poverty trap – Scotsman
  • Those that live alone more at risk – Express
  • Dementia care was ‘best possible’ despite 88 carers – BBC Scotland


  • Can you ever afford to retire? – Guardian


  • Crooks targeting older people in £28m scam – Independent

Something for the weekend

  • Scottish Older People’s Assembly 2012 announced – Age Scotland
  • UK’s youngest golden wedding couple celebrate at age 66 – Guardian

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