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    Good Samaritans rescue senior who crashed into freezing Florida lake

    From:The Guardian  View:280  Date:2014-12-16
     A 21-year-old pre-med student was eating lunch when he heard a commotion outside the Hurricane Grill & Wings . He ran outside and saw a silver Lincoln half-submerged in the lake.   Two other men – one in the restaurant and another walking by... More >>

    Seven ways to end loneliness

    From:The Guardian  View:313  Date:2014-12-16
    In the run-up to Christmas most of us make the extra effort to spend time with our family and friends – and this time with loved ones reminds us of those who are sadly without such companionship. A recent BBC poll revealed that 10% of those aged over 65 expect to spend Christmas... More >>

    In search of dignity for the last days

    From:Telegraph  View:471  Date:2014-12-10
    This year Doug Hayward, my ex-husband, would have been eighty. Our daughter Polly posted an endearingly frail picture of him on Facebook to celebrate. I also dug out a charming photo of the two of them in front of his famous Mayfair tailor’s shop when she was just eighteen months old.... More >>

    Is society ready for its growing ageing population? Take part in our survey

    From:The Guardian  View:812  Date:2014-12-10
      Older people are going to make up a much larger proportion of the UK population in the future, official figures predict. The number of over 80s is set to more than double from 3m in 2012 to 6.1m in 2037, says the Office for National Statistics ,... More >>

    Despite its promise, the Care Act will give little power to service users

    From:The Guardian  View:300  Date:2014-12-10
    The Care Act is due to come into force in April 2015. Norman Lamb, the minister for care and support, has described it as “the most significant reform of care and support in 60 years”. This is one case where a politician cannot be accused of exaggeration. There is no question... More >>

    Urgent need to deal with rapid rise in numbers of older people

    From:The Guardian  View:270  Date:2014-12-09
      Older people are expected to make up one-fifth of the world’s population by 2050. So governments must prepare to expand social pensions and ensure that this growing demographic plays a full role in society, according to the 2014 Global AgeWatch Index. It ranked... More >>