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Elderly woman forced to isolate under a tree in remote community due to lack of facilities

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A resident of the remote community of Yuendumu, who is caring for a toddler and a partner on dialysis, is pleading with the Northern Territory government to provide a local quarantine facility, after her Covid-positiv...

Housebound elderly people waiting weeks for Covid boosters

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Housebound elderly people are having to wait weeks to get their booster vaccine, despite being a key priority group for top-up jabs, raising fears about them being left at risk. Charities have warned that older people...

‘A strange time’: letters document Covid lockdown for New Zealand’s elderly

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A trove of nearly 800 letters recording the lockdown experiences of older New Zealanders has been collected in a University of Auckland research project called Have Our Say. Researchers appealed for written accounts o...

Tell us: have your elderly relatives been targeted by scammers?

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Scams against elderly people are on the rise. Fraudsters have been targeting older people through pensions scams, insurance frauds and investment firm deceptions. These crimes can have devastating effects on elderly p...

My elderly parents were conned out of £284 over home appliances insurance

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My parents, who are in their 80s, attempted to contact their domestic appliances insurer, National Home Cover, when their dishwasher packed up. They were unable to reach it by phone or email. It turns out they had bee...

My elderly mum is angry and lonely. What can I do?

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I’m worried about my mum. She’s in her early 80s, has mobility problems and seems depressed. Every phone call with her usually ends with her sobbing or getting angry. She doesn’t like her GP and isn’t in touch with th...

Morning mail: vaccine rollout fails elderly, Tokyo glory, a centre of pride

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Good morning. Australia’s vaccine rollout still leaves many elderly people behind, a golden day in and on the water at the Tokyo Olympics, and Melbourne’s Victorian Pride Centre has finally opened its doors. Those sto...

One in four elderly black people in the UK still not vaccinated

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A quarter of elderly black people in the UK have not been vaccinated, recent figures show, despite signs that hesitancy is improving generally. Nearly six months after the government kicked off the country’s most ambi...

Elderly man has wrong leg amputated at Austrian clinic

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An Austrian hospital amputated the wrong leg of a patient, it said on Thursday, blaming human error for what it called a “tragic mistake”. The elderly patient was suffering from many illnesses, the Freistadt Clinic, i...

Elderly man with pneumonia waited nine hours on chair in Tasmanian emergency department

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The Tasmanian premier says it is disappointing an elderly man with pneumonia waited nine hours on a plastic chair in a hospital emergency department waiting room before seeing a doctor. It took longer still for the 87...

Body found on Barrington riverbank believed to be elderly woman missing in NSW floods

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A body believed to be an elderly New South Wales woman whose empty car was pulled from flood waters has been found washed up on a riverbank. Adele Morrison, 78, was last seen at a shopping centre in Gloucester after l...

‘It was seen as an elderly white lady thing to do’: meet the new generation of male knitters

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The first time Brendan Girak knitted in public, he took a friend for support. “Lara and I went to a big park and that put my mind at ease,” the 28-year-old from Perth, Australia, says. “There weren’t that many people ...

‘Think of others’: elderly people in Zimbabwe dispel scepticism on Covid vaccine

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They may be old, frail, and vulnerable but they are the foot soldiers at the front of Zimbabwe’s Covid vaccination drive. Amid widespread scepticism among the younger population, it is elderly people who are coming ou...

NSW woman accused of murdering elderly mother by putting ‘green dream’ in her food

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The husband of a woman accused of murdering her elderly mother was shocked and confused after learning his wife had put drugs in her food, a New South Wales court has heard. Barbara Eckersley, 68, is on trial in the N...

Elderly Asian woman who fought attacker donates nearly $1m from GoFundMe

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An elderly Asian woman who received nearly $1m on GoFundMe after she fought back against someone randomly attacking her is planning to donate all of the money to her community to fight racism, her family has announced...

Nearly $800,000 raised for two elderly Asian people attacked in San Francisco

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The GoFundMe pages for two elderly, Asian victims of assault in San Francisco have raised hundreds of thousands of dollars from donors around the world, as the US reels from the Atlanta shootings that killed eight peo...