Are you one of Offaly’s Silver Surfers?

Open eir is delighted to announce that nominations are open for people in Offaly to enter the 2018 open eir Silver Surfer Awards. This is the second year the company will sponsor these awards, which are run in conjunction with Age Action.  The awards recognise the online achievements of older people using technology as well as […]

VitalSigns 2017 Reports Access To Healthcare As Top Priority For Irish People

The Community Foundation for Ireland, one of Ireland’s leading philanthropic organisations, today published a report entitled Ireland’s VitalSigns 2017, that grades the satisfaction of life in Ireland. Almost 1,000 people living in Ireland completed the citizens’ survey, rating Access to Healthcare as most important out of the 115 key social indicators presented. The Community Foundation for Ireland […]

ALONE disappointed Older People did not warrant a Senior Ministry

ALONE, the charity that supports vulnerable older people, welcomes the appointment of Helen McEntee as Minister of State with responsibility for Older People but has expressed  disappointment that An Taoiseach Enda Kenny  did  not appoint a cabinet-level minister with responsibility for the Ageing Demographic.   Sean Moynihan, CEO of ALONE, commented, “ALONE welcomes the incoming government’s new […]

ALONE call on the general public to be mindful of older people this Halloween

ALONE, the charity which supports older people in need, is asking people to be mindful of vulnerable older people over the Halloween period. For many older people Halloween can be a distressing time with people calling to the door or setting off bangers and fireworks.   ALONE are asking parents, who may be out with […]

ALONE – Budget 2016 -Vulnerable older people down €700 per annum since 2009

ALONE, the charity that advocates for older people in need, have examined the fine print of Budget 2016 and found it lacking in substance for vulnerable older people.   Sean Moynihan, CEO of ALONE has today reviewed Budget 2016’s focus in terms of health, housing and ageing at home in the community saying, “What problems is […]

ALONE support plan to increase ‘housing with supports’ for older people under new Fianna Fáil health policy

Sean Moynihan, Chief Executive Officer of ALONE commented, “Reading the new health policy, it is apparent that many of our concerns for older people in the health system have been considered and an effort has been made to propose viable solutions. This policy paper upholds the objective of supporting older people to live in their […]

ALONE propose solutions to Government to free up acute hospital beds

ALONE, the charity that supports older people in need, are calling on the government to address the hospital trolley crisis by providing more housing with supports, more nursing home beds and more step down facilities and care in the community in order to free up the acute hospital beds as well as providing appropriate care […]

Shaping the Future of Befriending for Older People in Ireland

7 -9 per cent of older Irish people suffer chronic loneliness   ALONE, the independent charity that works with older people who are in need of assistance, today launched their National Befriending Directory, along with presenting the first draft of their Befriending Services Coordination Guidebook.    The Befriending Directory lists all the befriending services for […]

Applications are open for national scheme to help older people to get active

The Go for Life Small Grant Scheme for Sport and Physical Activity for older people is now open. The scheme is aimed at encouraging older people to get active and is used by groups and clubs all over Ireland to buy equipment, run sports events or try new activities. Last year over 1,000 groups and organisations availed of […]

ALONE Caution Against Dehydration Ahead of Heatwave

ALONE, the charity that supports older people in need, is urging older people to take caution in the upcoming warm spell and is asking members of the public to keep an eye on potentially vulnerable older people in the heat.       Met Eireann have forecast hot weather conditions for the coming week with […]

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