Posts Tagged ‘Older People’

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

April 12th, 2021

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 normal, and has previously emphasised the need for a plan for Older Adults to be established as older people receive their vaccines and begin to return to society.
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ALONE stands with the World Health Organisation in building a fairer, healthier world for all

April 7th, 2021

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 society, and to ensure that quality health services are accessible to all, where and when they are needed.
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 ALONE urges Government to begin their plans towards a re-emergence programme for older and medically vulnerable groups

March 31st, 2021

In light of yesterday’s Government announcement, ALONE, the organisation which supports older people, has expressed disappointment at the continued lack of reference to older people in Government plans for reopening the country. The organisation would like to work together with Government to formulate a programme that will aid and guide older people in breaking their period of social isolation as the country begins to emerge from COVID-19, while establishing a stakeholder group for Older Adults in order to protect vulnerable individuals and groups in society.
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 “COVID-19 Resilience and Recovery plan, ‘The Path Ahead’ does not address older people”

March 8th, 2021

ALONE, the organisation which supports older people, are disappointed at the lack of reference to older people in recent Government announcements. The organisation has emphasised the need for a plan for Older Adults to be established as Ireland navigates through the Government’s COVID-19 Resilience and Recovery Plan for 2021 – ‘The Path Ahead’, and is calling on Government to start developing a re-emergence programme for older people and socially and medically vulnerable groups immediately.
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‘Housing Adaptation Grant falls short of meeting housing needs of older people’, says ALONE

March 5th, 2021

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 and Positive Ageing Initiative (HaPAI), a survey of people aged 55 and over (Gibney, et al., 2018), 55% of older people were experiencing housing facility problems, housing maintenance and housing condition issues.[1] Since 2018 and subsequent to the pandemic, ALONE believe this figure is only increasing.
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ALONE, Declan O’Rourke and Bonfire team up for the launch of the charity’s ‘Love is the Way” Advertisement campaign

February 22nd, 2021

ALONE, the organisation which supports older people, have teamed up with Declan O’Rourke and Bonfire Dublin to release their ‘Love is the Way’ Advertisement campaign, calling on members of the public to consider donating to ALONE to help them continue their important work with the increased number of older people seeking their support. ALONE work with all older people, including those who are lonely, isolated, frail or ill, homeless, living in poverty, or are facing other difficulties.
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It’s ‘Time to Talk’ with ALONE

February 4th, 2021

ALONE, the organisation which supports older people, is encouraging older people to reach out and strike up a conversation especially if they are feeling particularly isolated at the moment due to the extension of COVID-19 restrictions. The organisation has campaigned in this area for many years and are highlighting the concerns they have when it comes to loneliness, as its effects take hold and expand across a wider and new cohort of older people. ALONE are concerned by the increased impact loneliness is having which they can measure in their increased demand for their supports. Today, they are asking the public to continue to make time to talk and stay in touch with their older relatives, neighbours and friends.
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ALONE seeks clarity on Ireland’s vaccination strategy and implementation for older people

January 25th, 2021

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 and testing questions and the restrictions that concern older people as Level 5 looks to continue well into February.
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Bid Adieu to feeling Blue with ALONE

January 18th, 2021

ALONE, the organisation which supports older people, wants you to Bid Adieu to feeling Blue on what has been labelled as the toughest day of the year. The organisation has voiced its concern regarding older people’s mental health as ‘Blue Monday’, Monday 18th January, approaches as we reach the height of the third restrictive phase since COVID-19 arrived in Ireland. The organisation is calling on members of the public to continue supporting their older friends, neighbours and relatives who may be finding things difficult under renewed Level 5 restrictions.
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ALONE encourage public to check in on older neighbours as weather takes a colder turn

January 8th, 2021

ALONE is urging older people to take extra care as temperatures begin to drop during the cold snap in the coming days.  Older people can be more vulnerable during poor weather and frosty conditions, especially those living alone or in rural areas, those with health issues, and those with limited mobility. Older people may also be struggling under the current Level 5 restrictions, so it is important to reach out to them to ensure that they have everything they need and that they are kept safe and warm this winter. 
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