New homes to be built for older people in Belfast BelfastTelegraph.co.uk Alpha Housing has joined with Dunrich Properties to launch a £2.2m project to construct 14 homes for older people in east Belfast. https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/business/northern-ireland/new-homes-to-be-built-for-older-people-in-belfast-38511575.html https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/business/northern-ireland/article38511574.ece/efb0f/AUTOCROP/h342/2019-09-19_bus_53458514_I2.JPG Email Alpha Housing has joined with Dunrich Properties to launch a £2.2m project to construct 14 homes for older people in east Belfast. The development is funded with a £1.4m in Department for Communities' (DfC) grant through the Housing Executive, with the balance of funding provided by Alpha Housing. Situated on Barnetts Road, near the Stormont Hotel, the homes will be available for rent to social housing tenants. They are due to be finished by December 2020. Alpha said features will include generous … [Read more...] about New homes to be built for older people in Belfast
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Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Retirement Log In Log In Today’s Paper Retirement | Scammers Look for Vulnerability, and Find It in Older People Advertisement Supported by Swindlers prey on people over 70, who lose millions each year to their shifting tactics. ByAbby Ellin Sept. 12, 2019, 2:00 a.m. ET Late last month, puppyspot.com. She emailed the company and was told she could get the dog for a discounted price of $750. She asked to pay with a credit card, but was told to wire the money to a Western Union in Oklahoma City. The company would then send her information about Holly’s flight the next day. “My husband kept saying, ‘I don’t like this,’ but I didn’t listen,” said Ms. Eaton, 75, who retired four years ago from a career managing real estate offices. She sent the money, and emailed again that evening asking for the flight number, but … [Read more...] about Scammers Look for Vulnerability, and Find It in Older People
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Health Log In Log In Today’s Paper Health | Older People Need Rides. Why Aren’t They Using Uber and Lyft? Advertisement Supported by the new old age Seniors need transportation alternatives more than ever, but many are intimidated by ride-hailing apps. ByPaula Span Aug 16, 2019 Martin Gerstell treasures his Thursday morning volunteer stint at the National Gallery of Art, where he fields questions at the main information desk. He patiently responds when visitors ask about the current exhibits, whether the paintings are real, where the bathrooms are. Usually, fellow volunteers give him a ride from his assisted living residence in northwest Washington to the museum downtown, and home again. But when they can’t, Mr. Gerstell, 94, uses the Uber app his granddaughter installed on his iPhone. “They appear very quickly, and they’re very … [Read more...] about Older People Need Rides. Why Aren’t They Using Uber and Lyft?
0 Have your say More than one in five over 65-year-olds rationed their energy usage this winter in order to afford their energy bills – equating to 2.7 million people nationwide. The report from ComparetheMarket found that one in eight older people do not feel they are in a position to afford any further increase in their energy bills. Meanwhile, nearly one in ten say their health suffers because they limit the amount of heating they use, and seven per cent are considering downsizing their home to reduce the cost of energy bills.If their energy bills rise disproportionately, 38 per cent of over 65s said they would have to dip into their savings or pay on their credit card, while over a quarter believe they would need to cut down on expenditures including food in order to pay their energy bills.Despite February’s unseasonably warm temperatures, nearly half of this demographic are worried that cold weather over the winter months will lead to higher than … [Read more...] about Older people forced to ration energy use
Seth Borenstein, Ap Science Writer Updated 3:12 pm CST, Wednesday, January 9, 2019 FILE - This Nov. 1, 2017 file photo shows prints of some of the Facebook ads linked to a Russian effort to disrupt the American political process and stir up tensions around divisive social issues, released by members of the U.S. House Intelligence committee, in Washington. According to a study published Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2019 in Science Advances, people over 65 and conservatives shared far more false information in 2016 on Facebook than others. Researchers say that for every piece of “fake news” shared by young adults or moderates or super liberals, senior citizens and very conservatives shared about 7 false items. Experts say seniors might not discern truth from fiction on social media as easily. They say sheer volume of pro-Trump false info may have skewed the sharing numbers to the right. less FILE - This Nov. 1, 2017 file photo shows prints of some of the Facebook ads … [Read more...] about Older people disproportionately likely to share false news stories, study finds