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Senior Times also publishes Senior Times magazine and are producers of the SeniorTimes Podcasts. They are also organisers of the 50 Plus Expo’s run throughout the country

Data reveals 69% of patients hospitalised with osteoporosis related hip fractures in Ireland are women[1] 92% of GPs surveyed say patients diagnosed with the disease following a fracture are surprised by their diagnosis[2] indicating very low awareness As World Osteoporosis Day approaches; the Irish Osteoporosis Society are urging women over 65 to make bone health a priority.  This follows their recent survey of GP’s across the country who revealed that 92% of patients diagnosed with osteoporosis after suffering a fracture are surprised with their diagnosis2. In 2019, almost 4,000 people were hospitalised for osteoporosis related hip fractures in Ireland,…

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Christmas is a time for celebration and gathering with family and friends and Christmas 2021 will be one to really celebrate – with the vaccine programe well rolled out and the re-opening of our society, we can enjoy this Christmas in a way that was not possible last year Many of us enjoy a drink, whether it’s with dinner, while watching TV or in our local pub.  And drinking alcohol is part of many social occasions and celebrations in Ireland with Christmas being no different. As the national charity working to prevent and reduce alcohol misuse in Ireland, Drinkaware wants…

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To celebrate our LIVE events getting back up and running again – SeniorTimes and the Great Southern, Killarney are giving away a fabulous prize of a 3 night stay on one of their Active Retirement packages. Click Here to register to attend any of our events Competition is has closed – Winner will be announced shortly Great Southern is Killarney’s Premier Historic Hotel since 1854. With 6 acres of beautiful private gardens in the centre of Killarney town, as well as its favourable location adjacent to Killarney Railway Station, the Great Southern has without a doubt a superb and unrivalled…

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Peter McVerry Trust Asks Public to Support its Opening Doors Appeal Peter McVerry Trust, the national housing and homeless charity founded by Fr Peter McVerry has launched its annual Opening Doors fundraising appeal. The appeal, which is organised to coincide with World Homeless Day which this year falls on Sunday 10th October, is a vital fundraiser for the charity ahead of the busy winter period. The charity says that this year’s appeal has taken on even greater importance because of the impact of Covid-19. Pat Doyle, the charity’s CEO said “Our Opening Doors Appeal is hugely important. It comes just…

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As this week is  Road Safety Week, AA Ireland is calling on motorists to make sure their vehicle is in proper running order by carrying out the necessary checks With traffic volumes back to 95% of pre-pandemic levels, and with more people returning to work in offices, the AA is also encouraging all motorists to allow extra time as part of their commute, as well as being particularly mindful of vulnerable road users. Here is a list of helpful checks to carry out in order to avoid a breakdown, including checking the condition of your tyres, starting your engine and…

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Vodafone announces two new strategic charity partners – ALONE and Active Retirement Ireland Vodafone invests over €2M in Hi Digital, a nationwide social partnership with ALONE and Active Retirement Ireland, to deliver online and in-person digital skills training for older people. Hi Digital is designed to support over 230,000 older people through a purpose-built education platform that will help to bridge the worsening digital divide experienced by older persons. Vodafone Ireland Foundation, has announced new strategic partnerships with charities ALONE and Active Retirement Ireland to deliver a five-year dedicated, nationwide digital skills training programme called ‘Hi Digital’ for people over the age of 65. A first of…

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New report highlights positive health and wellbeing impacts of arts and creativity in later life Arts and creativity has an important role to play in health and wellbeing in later life and can help improve physical, psychological, and social health and wellbeing in older adults, a new report published by the Institute of Public Health (IPH) has found. The report, ‘Arts and Creativity in Later Life: Implications for Public Health and Older People’ reviewed more than 70 international studies investigating the potential health and wellbeing benefits of dancing, music and singing, visual and creative arts, and drama and theatre. The research…

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Recorded in 1989, this is the first in a 4 part series of interviews conducted by our own Dermot Gilleece.. Harry Bradshaw Irish professional golfer was born in Delgany County Wicklow. He lost the 1949 The Open Championship following a playoff against Bobby Locke at Royal St George’s, after an extraordinary incident in the second round when his drive at the 5th hole came to rest against broken glass from a beer bottle on the fairway…

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