ALONE extends opening times of COVID-19 phone line for older people as it receives hundreds of calls

ALONE, the organisation that supports older people, has received hundreds of calls to their COVID-19 support line for older people since it launched on Monday last, 9 March, and has extended its opening hours to include Saturdays and Sundays.   ALONE has received increasing numbers of phone calls from older people looking for support and […]

ALONE launch a COVID-19 support line for older people

ALONE, the organisation that supports older people, has announced the launch of a national support line and additional supports for older people who have concerns or are facing difficulties relating to the outbreak of COVID-19 (Coronavirus) in Ireland.   On Tuesday 3 March, the National Public Health Emergency, chaired by Dr Tony Holohan, Chief Medical […]

ALONE encourage older people to remain calm and take preventative health measures as COVID-19 is confirmed in Ireland

ALONE is urging older people to take extra care and observe guidelines from the HSE and Health Protection Surveillance Centre (HPSC) following the announcement of a case of COVID-19 (Coronavirus) in the east of Ireland. Older people may be more vulnerable to viruses such as COVID-19, due to compromised or weakened immune systems or pre-existing health […]

ALONE reaction to Budget 2020: By not increasing supports, we are leaving thousands of older people vulnerable

Moynihan, CEO of ALONE   Older people across the country will be frustrated at this year’s Budget, which has given very little back to older people experiencing financial, health and housing difficulties, and left them vulnerable to the impact of Brexit. While the Budget addressed issues such as climate change, we at ALONE believe that […]

ALONE encourage public to check in on older neighbours during cold spell

ALONE is urging older people to take extra care following the status yellow weather warning issued nationwide by Met Éireann. Significant accumulations of snow and temperatures as low as -3C are expected as part of the warning, which is in place from Tuesday morning until 6pm on Saturday.   ALONE is advising older people who […]

Have a Laugh for Loneliness with ALONE this Christmas

Katherine Lynch is asking the public to reach out and have a laugh with older people spending Christmas alone   ALONE, the charity that supports older people to age at home, has launched their Christmas campaign which asks individuals to reach out to older people who may be experiencing loneliness or isolation and to Have […]

ALONE Bucket Listers Get Inked To Fight Ageism

ALONE, who support older people to age at home, partnered with The Ink Factory to provide five ALONE older people who use ALONE services with tattoos today. As part of the Bucket Listers campaign, participants are fighting the stigma surrounding ageing while raising awareness and funds for ALONE’s work.   The campaign was sparked by […]

ALONE Report Calls For Action To Prevent Housing Crisis For Older People

 ALONE, the charity that supports older people to age at home, is calling on the Oireachtas to provide €84.5m a year over the next 10 years in the form of home adaptation grants and to develop an additional 122,000 units of housing for older people.   The calls come as the charity releases its report […]

Loneliness Taskforce Calls For Annual Funding

The Loneliness Taskforce has launched its report recommending that the Government take action on loneliness in the Royal College of Surgeons (RCSI).   The report, titled ‘A Connected Ireland’, recommends that annual funding of €3 million be put towards combating loneliness; responsibility to combat loneliness is allocated to a specific Minister and Government department; a […]

ALONE call on public to remember older people affected by emigration this St. Patricks Day

 This St. Patricks Day, ALONE, the charity that supports older people to age at home, is highlighting one of the lesser known effects of emigration. ALONE report an increase in the number of older people requiring their services as a direct result of their children and grandchildren emigrating.   The number of Irish people leaving […]

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