A chief executive of an Age Concern branch has been jailed for seven years for pocketing a "breathtaking" £700,000 of the charity's money.
Dundee Age Concern has been awarded £1,000 as part of the Persimmon Homes North Scotland Community Champions scheme.
Elderly scam victims often end up in care after they lose confidence due to their ordeals, according to a senior Tayside official.
New figures have revealed that one NHS Tayside patient waited five-and-a-half years in hospital after being declared fit for discharge.
Nearly 300,000 health appointments have been missed by patients in Tayside over the last three years.