December 1, 2017

Warm the heart of an older neighbour

    PRESS RELEASE   Lord Mayor launches ALONE and Dublin City Council Cold Weather Initiative   Dublin, 1st December 2017  The Lord Mayor of Dublin Ardmhéara Mícheál Mac Donncha launched Dublin City Council and ALONE’s cold weather campaign outside Bewley’s Café on Grafton Street today. Dublin City Council’s Community […]
November 30, 2017

ALONE’s Christmas Dinner Dance brings festive cheer to older people in North East

    PRESS RELEASE   Carmel Bradley and Anne Murphy from ALONE at the Christmas Dinner Dance, 2017 29th November 2017 Over 100 older people attended the ALONE North East Hub Christmas Dinner Dance in The Carrickdale Hotel and Spa in Dundalk on Tuesday evening. This is the first of […]
November 21, 2017

No one should be ALONE this Christmas

NEWS RELEASE     Vincent Browne asks public to reach out to thousands of older people spending Christmas alone   Dublin, 21st November 2017 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 […]
November 16, 2017

ALONE wins FreedomTech Award

  PRESS RELEASE The award is for new technology assisting older people to age at home   Dublin, 16th November 2017   ALONE, the charity that supports older people to age at home, has been awarded the first ever FreedomTech Award at a conference on assistive technology which took place at […]
November 16, 2017

Baz launches ALONE & An Post’s ‘Do One Thing’ Christmas Campaign

Make Christmas less lonely by sending a card to an older person living alone 16th November 2017 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 […]
November 8, 2017

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

PRESS RELEASE Dublin, 7th November 2017   A new book on the history of ALONE, the charity that supports older people to age at home, was launched tonight 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 […]
November 1, 2017

ALONE – “Demand for older people’s supports has tripled over the past 4 years” Charity releases 2016 Annual Report

PRESS RELEASE Dublin, 1st November 2017   ALONE, the charity that supports older people to age at home, released its 2016 Annual Report today. Key findings in the 2016 ALONE Annual Report include • 4,500 people were supported by befriending services nationwide • 937 older people were supported by ALONE […]
October 27, 2017

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

Dublin, 27th October 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 […]
October 26, 2017

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

PRESS RELEASE   Charity responds to ESRI Report   Dublin, 26th October 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 […]
October 20, 2017

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

  Dublin, 20th October 2017  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. […]
October 15, 2017

ALONE expresses concern for older people in need following red weather warning

Dublin, 15th October 2017  ALONE, the charity which supports older people in need, is urging older people to take extra care following the status red wind warning by Met Éireann. The entire country has been placed under a status red wind warning with Hurricane Ophelia set to hit our shores […]
October 10, 2017

ALONE responds to Budget 2018

Dublin, 10th October 2017 ALONE, the charity that supports older people to age at home, has welcomed the increase to the state pension, announced as part of Budget 2018, but stated that the government needs to do more to support Ireland’s aging demographic.   ALONE partnered with a number of […]
September 29, 2017

ALONE announce new media partnership with Dublin City FM

    New alliance with Dublin City FM to offer further support towards older people in Dublin and across the nation   Dublin, 28th September 2017 ALONE, the charity that supports older people to age at home, are delighted to announce a new media partnership with Dublin City FM. This alliance […]
September 18, 2017

Neil Delamere launches ‘Dublin Amber Friendship Week’ in aid of ALONE

Dublin, 18th  September 2017- Comedian Neil Delamere is calling on people throughout Dublin to gather their friends and head to their local pub next week in support of ALONE, the charity that supports older people to age at home. Dublin Amber Friendship Week, a community initiative of the Licensed Vintners Association […]
September 15, 2017

Dinner Dance in Dundalk celebrates ALONE’s North East expansion

  Dublin, 14th  September 2017  The music was playing and the dance floor was full of more than 160 people at the North East Hub Dinner Dance in The Carrickdale Hotel and Spa in Dundalk on Tuesday evening.   This is the first social event hosted by ALONE since they […]
September 13, 2017

ALONE – Reintroduction of bedsits, along with pressure to downsize, will impact older people the most

    ALONE expresses disappointment over new plans to be unveiled by Minister for Housing   Dublin, 13th September 2017  ALONE, the charity that supports older people to age at home, has expressed concern over Minister for Housing Eoghan Murphy’s plans to re-introduce bedsits to tackle the homelessness crisis. In early […]
September 7, 2017

ALONE calls on local authorities to prioritise the development of social housing for older people

Charity comments in advance of Emergency Housing Summit tomorrow   Dublin, 7th September 2017  In advance of the Emergency Housing Summit taking place in the Custom House tomorrow ALONE, the charity that supports older people to age at home, has expressed concern over the lack of housing options for older […]
August 31, 2017

News Release: Government focus should be on new technology & houses with support

NEWS RELEASE   ALONE –  Charity responds to proposed changes to Fair Deal Nursing Home Support Scheme   Dublin, 31st August 2017  ALONE, the charity that supports older people to age at home, has welcomed proposed changes to the Fair Deal Nursing Home Support Scheme that would increase the disposable […]
August 17, 2017

ALONE ‘Loss of 90,000 bed days demonstrates need for an increase in home care budget ’

ALONE responds to latest HSE figures   Dublin, 16th August 2017   ALONE, the charity that supports older people to age at home, is calling on the government to increase funding for homecare following the report that 90,000 bed days have been lost in the hospital system so far this […]
August 14, 2017

ALONE ‘Revisions to Fair Deal Scheme offers no solutions for older people’

Dublin, 14th August 2017  ALONE, the charity that supports older people to age at home, has expressed concern over the Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government’s announcement today that the government are exploring changes to the “Fair Deal” Nursing Home Support Scheme that would encourage and facilitate the use […]