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‘A real kick in the guts’: elderly couples forced apart as NSW regional aged care homes close

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The closure of the Bulahdelah’s Cedar Wharf Lodge will see elderly couples torn apart, unable to visit each other as limited transport options hinder travel to the New South Wales Hunter region aged care home. Since A...

‘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...

‘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...

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...

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...

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...

Elderly resident reprimands Russian soldiers: ‘You have your own country’ – video

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A man who claimed to be Russian was filmed apparently reprimanding a group of Russian soldiers in Melitopol, Ukraine. Russia has made claims to have taken the coastal city, where an airbase and a hospital were hit on ...

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...

Man arrested after elderly woman stabbed to death in east London

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Police have arrested a man after an elderly woman was stabbed to death in east London. Emergency services were called at 9.56am on Saturday to an address in Landseer Avenue, Manor Park, Newham, to a report of a woman ...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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