Posts Tagged ‘ALONE’

ALONE encourage older people to take extra care as Met Éireann issues orange weather warning for north and west

February 11th, 2020

Dublin, 10th February 2020   ALONE is urging older people to take extra care following the status orange weather warning issued by Met Éireann for parts of the west and north as Storm Ciara continues. In place from 6am today until 8pm this evening, very strong westerly winds with mean speeds of 65 to 80km/h are forecast in coastal areas and gusts could reach 110 and 130km/h later tonight. These winds will affect Donegal, Galway, Leitrim, Mayo, Sligo, Clare and Kerry.


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ALONE calls for action on housing and health for older people ahead of General Election

January 23rd, 2020

ALONE is urging candidates and voters to prioritise the needs of older people as they go to the polls

  • There are more than 7,000 people on the waiting list for the Home Support service.
  • More than 13,400 people over the age of 75 waited on trolleys or chairs for more than 24 hours in A&Es up to November 2019.
  • The number of people aged 70 and over in need of social housing has increased by 9.9% in just one year.
  • There are 20,000 more older people in poverty now than there were last year.
  • The number of people aged 65 and over is projected to increase from 630,000 in 2016 to just under 1.6 million by 2051.

 
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Funding one of the biggest challenges for community organisations according to Befriending Network Ireland (BNI) seminar

May 30th, 2019

ALONE hosts BNI ‘Developing a Sustainable Community Sector’ seminar
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ALONE and the Irish Gerontological Society lead discussion on ageing in Ireland

May 17th, 2019

Friend of ALONE, Vincent Browne, actor as moderator for today’s symposium
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ALONE celebrates National Volunteering Week

May 13th, 2019

ALONE volunteers make more than 72,000 visits to older people and give countless hours of practical and emotional support each year


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Warm the heart of an older neighbour this winter

December 5th, 2018

Lord Mayor launches ALONE and Dublin City Council Cold Weather Initiative


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Have a Laugh for Loneliness with ALONE this Christmas

November 27th, 2018

Katherine Lynch is asking the public to reach out and have a laugh with older people
spending Christmas alone

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Leading NGOs urge Government to address homecare to ease winter trolley crisis

November 21st, 2018

Homecare Coalition call for €10 million towards additional homecare over Christmas


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Brendan O’Carroll asks public to ‘Have a Laugh for Loneliness’ in aid of ALONE

October 29th, 2018

Comedian and actor, Brendan O’Carroll, and his wife and co-star, Jenny Gibney, are calling on the public to ‘Have a Laugh for Loneliness’ in aid of ALONE, the charity that supports older people to age at home. The campaign encourages people to host social events for family, friends and neighbours, to raise funds to support ALONE’s services.


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