ALONE’s campaign entitled, ‘ALONE at Christmas’, offers the public first-hand advice as to how they too can end the silent epidemic of loneliness and social isolation amongst our older people. The secret? The gift of you.
Christmas Ambassador Páraic Duffy, former Director General of the GAA was joined by older people, Aideen Archbold and Tony Durkan to launch the campaign at The Grayson, St Stephens Green, Dublin 2.
Over the past two years, we have proven the strength of our community and the power of connection. This significant partnership of community and connection have in turn helped to provide the answer to loneliness. You are the vital piece needed to reconnect our older people to the community in order for them to feel supported and like they belong.
Help end loneliness for the isolated across Ireland this Christmas. You are the solution, don’t waste the opportunity to make someone feel like you care. Make it your mission to leave no one ALONE this Christmas!
If you or someone you know needs support this Christmas, please call our National Support and Referral Line on 0818 222 024 from 8am – 8pm, seven days a week. ALONE operates 365 days a year so we will be there to take your call when you need us most.