Is loneliness in old age inevitable? Not in a caring society.. AS WE ALL know, people are living longer, and the 65s+ now number one in nine of the population. In Positive Ageing Week, (September 27 – October 5) this a cause of celebration. The value of older people to family, friends and wider society is immense. Older people are still giving in their own communities as parents, grandparents, friends, neighbours, leaders, workers, volunteers, mentors, community activists, and continuing to contribute to society as a whole. And they have a lot to give. Experience drawn from a lifetime of work, learning and family life is needed in today’s Ireland.

  Is loneliness in old age inevitable? Not in a caring society.. AS WE ALL know, people are living longer, and the 65s+ now number one in nine of the […]

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Question: How can I get my Dad to go with me to do something when he has a significant other, of 20 years, who does needs a break and he relies on her. She has physical limitations and doesn’t like to be out in the sunlight. He answers me by saying she doesn’t want to be alone. Unfortunately she doesn’t back me up on this. I don’t want to hurt anyone’s feelings

  Question: How can I get my Dad to go with me to do something when he has a significant other, of 20 years, who does needs a break and […]

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Alzheimer’s Conversation Tips Most days Mom just sat in her armchair in front of the TV with a glazed look in her eyes. I tried to perk her up by talking about what was on the news or what I was cooking for dinner, but she didn’t seem interested. With her Alzheimer’s, I’m not even sure she understood what I was saying.

Alzheimer’s Conversation Tips Most days Mom just sat in her armchair in front of the TV with a glazed look in her eyes. I tried to perk her up by talking about […]

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Intergenerational Workforce Solutions: Job Sharing and Mentoring The economic upheaval we’ve experienced since 2007 has really upended our long-held assumptions about employment and retirement. My generation grew up thinking that we would retire comfortably at age 65 and that younger people would naturally come along to take our jobs and keep the economy growing.

Intergenerational Workforce Solutions: Job Sharing and Mentoring The economic upheaval we’ve experienced since 2007 has really upended our long-held assumptions about employment and retirement. My generation grew up thinking that […]

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