Category - elderly

  • 30 Oct 2013

    Employers are being urged to be more sympathetic to requests for flexible working and annual leave from older members of staff.

  • 11 Mar 2013

    Age UK has launched a definitive new report into the lives and health of people over 85, the fastest growing demographic group in the UK.

  • 8 Mar 2013

    Two 84-year-old twins are teaming up for a charity skydive to raise money for the churches' international development charity Christian Aid.

  • 11 Jul 2012

    Age UK, the advocacy organisation for older people, says the Government needs to match intentions on social care with proper finance and planning.

  • 6 Jan 2012

    Assisted suicide should be legalised for terminally ill people, according to the Commission on Assisted Dying, chaired and funded by advocates of legalising assisted dying. No doubt a commission set up by opponents would come to a contrary conclusion. Some will applaud the strict conditions proposed, others fear that such measures would in time lead to euthanasia on a wider scale.

  • 4 Nov 2010

    HelpAge International has released a study highlighting the large gap in responding to the needs of vulnerable older people in humanitarian emergencies.

  • 17 Apr 2009

    Patients' and hospital groups have expressed anger that a nurse who exposed serious mistreatment of elderly hospital patients has been struck off the medical register for misconduct.

  • 7 Jan 2008

    Church members in affected areas are being urged to join consultations on sub-post office closures by the Anglican Archdeacons of Berkshire, Buckingham and Oxford - after protests by local communities hit by threatened closures.

  • 19 Jan 2007

    Christians from across the region joined a Chinese monk from the Trappist order, the Rev Nicholas Kao Se-tsean, who is believed to be one of the world's oldest Roman Catholic priests, as he celebrated a remarkable 110th birthday with family and friends in Hong Kong - reports Francis Wong for Ecumenical News International (ENI).