“We are heading towards generation after generation experiencing preventable housing issues that are already worsening today.”

ALONE, the organisation that supports older people to age at home, has today put forward nine recommendations in their submission for the new housing strategy being devised by the Department of Housing. By outlining their essential age inclusive additions, ALONE want to prevent the catastrophic effects the current housing situation on the existing older cohort […]

ALONE highlights the importance of physical movement to combat frailty among older people re-emerging into society

ALONE, the organisation which supports older people, is highlighting the importance of physical movement for joint health in older people during National Arthritis Week, 12th – 18th of April 2021. ALONE is concerned about the physical, mental and social challenges that older people will face as they break their period of social isolation and readjust to a new […]

Opinion Piece: ALONE call on Government to immediately begin planning for older and vulnerable groups return to society post-COVID

by Seán Moynihan, CEO ALONE   Since the arrival of the COVID-19 pandemic in Ireland, older people have had to largely withdraw from society, with many postponing important and vital medical check-ups and appointments in order to protect themselves from the virus. In ALONE, our network of staff and volunteers across the country have continued […]

ALONE stands with the World Health Organisation in building a fairer, healthier world for all

This year on World Health Day, Wednesday 7th April, ALONE, the organisation which supports older people, is calling on Government leaders to ensure that everyone has access to services and living conditions that are conducive to good health in order to build a fairer, healthier world. The organisation is also urging leaders to monitor and address health inequalities present in […]

How has Covid-19 has impacted older people’s groups?

Covid-19 restrictions have been devastating for older people’s groups and fear of getting Covid-19 is the biggest barrier to recommencing group activities, including physical activity, according to a report released by Age & Opportunity today. The report examines The impact of Covid-19 on physical activity in older people’s groups.   Age & Opportunity is the national […]

‘Housing Adaptation Grant falls short of meeting housing needs of older people’, says ALONE

ALONE, the organisation that supports older people, has today said that the €75 million announced by the Minister for Housing Darragh O’Brien for the Housing Adaptation Grants falls short of the required investment needed to support older people to make their homes age-friendly. According to a survey report published in June 2018 under the Healthy […]

ALONE seeks clarity on Ireland’s vaccination strategy and implementation for older people

ALONE, the organisation that supports and empowers older people, is seeking clarity on Ireland’s vaccination strategy and implementation for older people addressing the importance of quality for access. The organisation is taking action after one in five of calls into their National Support Line in the past week concern general COVID-19 related queries, COVID-19 vaccination […]

Kathryn Thomas is asking the public to reach out and give a helping hand to older people who may be struggling during the festive season

ALONE, the organisation that supports older people to age at home, launched their Christmas campaign on Friday, which encourages members of the public to give a helping hand to older friends, neighbours and relatives who may be struggling this Christmas. For many older people, Christmas can be a particularly difficult time of year, made more […]

ALONE response to measures in Budget 2021 for older people

ALONE, the organisation that supports older people, has responded to today’s Budget, by welcoming the increased investment in health care for older people but has additionally highlighted some failings of Budget 2021. Seán Moynihan, CEO of ALONE, commented; “ALONE are delighted to see the increased investment in healthcare such as the home care support hours […]

‘We owe it to our older people’ ALONE calls on Government to establish a regulated home care sector to ensure the safeguarding of older people

ALONE, the organisation which supports older people has highlighted the need for an established and regulated home care sector in Ireland to support older people to age at home for as long as they wish. The organisation believes that the lack of governance within the home care sector has had an ongoing negative impact on home […]

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