No one should be ALONE this Christmas

November 21st, 2017

Vincent Browne asks public to reach out to thousands of older people spending Christmas alone

ALONE, the charity that supports older people to age at home, today launched their Christmas campaign which asks individuals to support the work of ALONE by volunteering and donating, and for older people experiencing isolation and loneliness to get in touch with ALONE to avail of one of it’s services. At the launch of the campaign former broadcaster and journalist Vincent Browne urged members of the public to offer friendship and support to those living alone.
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Baz launches ALONE & An Post’s ‘Do One Thing’ Christmas Campaign

November 16th, 2017

Make Christmas less lonely by sending a card to an older person living alone

This Christmas, ALONE, the charity that supports older people to age at home, has partnered with An Post for its ‘Do One Thing’ campaign. Baz Ashmawy launched the campaign which encourages members of the public to reach out to older people experiencing loneliness by sending them a personalised An Post card.


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ALONE: The First 40 Years – Minister Jim Daly launches book celebrating ALONE’s significant anniversary

November 8th, 2017

A new book on the history of ALONE, the charity that supports older people to age at home, was launched yesterday evening in the National Library of Ireland, Kildare Street, by Minister of State at the Department of Health Jim Daly T.D., who has special responsibility for Mental Health and Older People.


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THE POST | TRAILER DEBUT | STREEP – HANKS – SPIELBERG

November 8th, 2017

Entertainment One are thrilled to share with you the first trailer for the highly anticipated film THE POST, where Academy Award winning director Steven Spielberg helms a powerhouse cast including Oscar winners Meryl Streep and Tom Hanks.
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Voting for the Irish Travel Industry Awards 2018 now open

November 7th, 2017

The Irish Travel Agents Association (ITAA) is excited to announce that voting for the 2018 Irish Travel Industry Awards in association with Aer Lingus is now open.  The Irish Travel Industry Awards, now in their eight-year, are the premier awards for suppliers and agents in the travel industry in Ireland. They will take place in the historic Round Room at the Mansion House Dublin on Thursday, 25th January 2018.


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42% increase in number of older people using befriending service

November 3rd, 2017

Results of ALONE 2016 Annual Report released

ALONE, the charity that supports older people to age at home, released its 2016 Annual Report today which showed a 42% increase in the number of people availing of ALONE’s Befriending Service.


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ITAA issues advice for Irish tourists travelling to Catalonia

October 31st, 2017

The Irish Travel Agents Association (ITAA) has issued advice to Irish holidaymakers travelling to Catalonia in Spain following the action taken by Spanish prime minister, Mariano Rajoy, to impose direct rule on Catalonia after the region officially declared independence from Spain last week.


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ALONE call on the general public to check on older neighbours this Halloween

October 27th, 2017

ALONE, the charity that supports older people to age at home, is asking people to be mindful of older people in their community this Halloween period. For many older people Halloween can be a distressing time with people calling unexpectedly to the door, playing tricks and setting off bangers and fireworks.


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ALONE “The government needs to act fast to support Ireland’s aging demographic”

October 26th, 2017

ALONE, the charity that supports older people to age at home, welcomes today’s ESRI report which states that the demand for healthcare is projected to increase substantially with rapid growth and ageing of Ireland’s population. ALONE believes that this report creates an opportunity to plan and discuss the future provisions of healthcare.


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ALONE calls for further investments in technologies to support older people to age at home

October 20th, 2017

Charity responds to amendments of Senior Alert Scheme

ALONE, the charity that supports older people to age at home, has welcomed the Government’s decision to drop the living alone condition from the Seniors Alert Scheme. The charity is also highlighting the benefits of new assistive technologies in supporting older people in their homes.


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