79-year-old Peter has a disease which makes him pass out in cold weather and affects his mobility. He finds walking both painful and tiring and, because of his condition, his balance is poor and he is prone to falls. Read more...
For some elderly people, especially those living in rural and more remote areas, the daily delivery of a hot lunch by the meals on wheels service is the only human contact they may have all day.
A leading charity is calling for the establishment of an identifiable support source for older people coping with the death of a partner or close family member.
More and more lenders are jumping on the bandwagon and offering older borrowers the chance to remortgage or even take out a new loan.
Older people in private rented accommodation are "invisible" in policy decisions on housing and age-related issues, despite being more likely to experience problems such as cold, damp and financial difficulties.