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Short conversations about issues affecting older people in Scotland. Hosted by Age Scotland, the national charity for older people.

Latest Episodes

Shutting out scammers

Anyone of any age can fall victim to a scam, but we know that older people are disproportionately targeted. Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, there has been a dramatic increase in the number of people targeted by scammers, including older people and those with long-term health conditions. In this episode of Age Scotland's Conversations, we hear from Peter and Marion Morrison who were called by someone pretending to be from their bank. Thankfully, the elaborate scam which involved masking the phone number to match the one on the back of their bank card was foiled. We also talk to Paul Davis from the Bank of Scotland about his advice on spotting a scam, what to do, and how banks are helping. And talking about how banks are helping, what kind of innovative technology is being developed and used by FinTech companies to beat the fraudsters? Nicola Anderson from FinTech Scotland explains all and offers up some great advice about the "Take Five" campaign. Age Scotland has a fre...

39 MINJUN 27
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Shutting out scammers

Pride Month: Discos, campaigning and change

Pride month looks and feels very different in 2020 than in previous years. Lockdown across the UK, as a result of the coronavirus, has meant that public gatherings are a no-go and many events have moved online. In this episode, we look back to the 1970s and speak with Gregan Crawford, who worked to set up and run the first licensed gay discos in Edinburgh at that time, campaigned for change and law reform with the Scottish Minorities Group, and reflects on life as an older gay man living in Scotland. www.agescotland.org.uk

36 MINJUN 22
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Pride Month: Discos, campaigning and change

Kindness and Mental Health

The theme of Mental Health Awareness Week this year is 'Kindness'. So what role does this play in improving mental health? We speak to Elaine McLernon, a former mental health nurse and Age Scotland's Dementia Training Officer about this, the impact of lockdown on older people's mental health and where people can go for support. Read Elaine's blog about how to protect older people's mental health in challenging times bit.ly/2zhchfk Find out more at www.agescotland.org.uk

11 MINMAY 22
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Kindness and Mental Health
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Latest Episodes

Shutting out scammers

Anyone of any age can fall victim to a scam, but we know that older people are disproportionately targeted. Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, there has been a dramatic increase in the number of people targeted by scammers, including older people and those with long-term health conditions. In this episode of Age Scotland's Conversations, we hear from Peter and Marion Morrison who were called by someone pretending to be from their bank. Thankfully, the elaborate scam which involved masking the phone number to match the one on the back of their bank card was foiled. We also talk to Paul Davis from the Bank of Scotland about his advice on spotting a scam, what to do, and how banks are helping. And talking about how banks are helping, what kind of innovative technology is being developed and used by FinTech companies to beat the fraudsters? Nicola Anderson from FinTech Scotland explains all and offers up some great advice about the "Take Five" campaign. Age Scotland has a fre...

39 MINJUN 27
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Shutting out scammers

Pride Month: Discos, campaigning and change

Pride month looks and feels very different in 2020 than in previous years. Lockdown across the UK, as a result of the coronavirus, has meant that public gatherings are a no-go and many events have moved online. In this episode, we look back to the 1970s and speak with Gregan Crawford, who worked to set up and run the first licensed gay discos in Edinburgh at that time, campaigned for change and law reform with the Scottish Minorities Group, and reflects on life as an older gay man living in Scotland. www.agescotland.org.uk

36 MINJUN 22
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Pride Month: Discos, campaigning and change

Kindness and Mental Health

The theme of Mental Health Awareness Week this year is 'Kindness'. So what role does this play in improving mental health? We speak to Elaine McLernon, a former mental health nurse and Age Scotland's Dementia Training Officer about this, the impact of lockdown on older people's mental health and where people can go for support. Read Elaine's blog about how to protect older people's mental health in challenging times bit.ly/2zhchfk Find out more at www.agescotland.org.uk

11 MINMAY 22
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Kindness and Mental Health
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