October 21, 2020

ALONE seek to protect the Dignity of older people on Global Dignity Day 2020

The organisation endeavours to empower older people in retaining their dignity as they age. Dublin, 21 October 2020   ALONE, the organisation that supports older people is encouraging members of the public to protect dignity by being mindful of older people in our society on Global Dignity Day, Wednesday 21st October. […]
October 13, 2020

ALONE responds to measures in Budget 2021 for older people

The organisation has highlighted failings for older people in Budget 2021. Dublin, 13th October 2020   ALONE, the organisation that supports older people, has responded to today’s Budget, by welcoming the increased investment in health care for older people but has additionally highlighted some failings of Budget 2021. Seán Moynihan, CEO […]
October 5, 2020

ALONE call on members of the public celebrate the contribution of older people on National Grandparents Day 2020

The organisation is encouraging members of the public to reach out and celebrate older people in their lives who would enjoy some company. Dublin, 5 October 2020:    ALONE, the organisation which supports older people, is asking members of the public to reach out to any older people in their lives […]
October 1, 2020

Irish Gerontological Society & ALONE Willie Bermingham Lecture to take place virtually on UN International Day for Older Persons

ALONE and The Irish Gerontological Society proudly welcome key speaker Executive Director at the World Health Organisation Health Emergencies Programme, Dr Michael Ryan. Dublin, 1 October 2020:    ALONE and the Irish Gerontological Society (IGS) are delighted to present this year’s IGS ALONE Willie Bermingham Lecture, “Changing Horizons in Gerontology – […]
September 29, 2020

‘Together celebrating and connecting older people in our communities with ALONE’

ALONE announce month-long partnership with Guinness across the airwaves Dublin, 29th September 2020:  ALONE, the organisation which supports older people launched their month-long partnership with Media Central’s network of radio and digital brands this week. The partnership is driven primarily through Today FM’s Fergal D’Arcy show, weekdays from 2 – […]
September 28, 2020

ALONE addresses issues that affect older people in Ireland ahead of Budget 2021

The organisation is calling on Government to support and safeguard older people in the upcoming Budget Dublin, 27 September 2020:    ALONE, the organisation which supports older people, is calling on Government to use  Budget 2021 as an opportunity to start the process  to provide the services , support and structures […]
September 24, 2020

ALONE welcomes publication of HSE Winter Plan 2020/21

The organisation has also welcomed the Home First approach, which will provide extensive home support packages to people with complex needs including older people. Dublin, 24 September 2020: ALONE, the organisation which supports older people, has welcomed publication of the HSE’s Winter Plan for 2020/21. The organisation also supports the […]
September 21, 2020

ALONE thanks volunteers and organisations for their support during COVID-19

The organisation is grateful for the continued support of volunteers, community groups and organisations individuals across the country Dublin, 21 September 2020:    ALONE, the organisation which supports older people, wish to offer their sincere thanks to all volunteers, donors and partner organisations for their continued support for ALONE’s work with […]
September 16, 2020

ALONE welcomes the intricacies of six-month Resilience Recovery plan

The Government’s medium-term approach to COVID-19 is welcomed by the organisation who continually advocate for long term plans for older people Dublin, 16 September 2020:    ALONE, the organisation which supports older people, has welcomed the medium-term approach to COVID-19 as outlined by the Government earlier today. Currently the whole country […]
September 10, 2020

ALONE highlights increased loneliness among older people as COVID-19 pandemic continues

The organisation is concerned with the negative impact of loneliness on older people’s mental health Dublin, 10 September 2020:    ALONE, the organisation which supports older people is calling on members of the public to reach out to older people in their lives who may be feeling particularly isolated at the […]
September 3, 2020

ALONE cautions members of the public to stay mindful of older people

The organisation have received calls to their National Support Line reflective of increased anxiety as schools resume this week Dublin, 3 September 2020:    ALONE, the organisation which supports older people is calling on members of the public to be vigilant of older people who may be feeling particularly vulnerable as […]
August 27, 2020

Irish Gerontological Society and ALONE announce this year’s Willie Bermingham Lecture “Changing Horizons in Gerontology – United in Solidarity with Older People”

Key speaker virtually attending the lecture will be Dr Michael Ryan, Executive Director, World Health Organisation’s Health Emergencies Programme Dublin 27 August 2020  The Irish Gerontological Society and  ALONE are delighted to present an online lecture themed:  “Changing Horizons in Gerontology – United in Solidarity with Older People”. The IGS […]
August 26, 2020

ALONE appeal for a reform to the State Pension system in the upcoming budget

The organisation believes that urgent action is required to reform Ireland’s current pension system, to protect the retirement security of current and future pensioners Dublin, 26 August 2020:    ALONE, the organisation which supports older people is calling on Government to reassess its approach to pensions and to reform the current […]
August 19, 2020

ALONE responds to Nursing Home Report released today with a series of recommendations

The organisation would also like to see a refresh of current guidelines to safeguard older people amid ongoing COVID-19 pandemic Dublin, 19 August 2020:    ALONE, the organisation which supports older people has responded to the Nursing Home Report released today, stating that more needs to be done to protect vulnerable […]
August 18, 2020

Government issue refreshed advisory to over 70s

The organisation has responded to advice issued today by the National Public Health Emergency Team in an effort to curb the spread of COVID-19. Dublin, 19 August 2020:    ALONE, the organisation which supports older people has responded to advice from the National Public Health Emergency Team which encourages older people […]
August 12, 2020

‘We owe it to our older people’

ALONE calls on Government to establish a regulated home care sector to ensure the safeguarding of older people   ALONE, the organisation which supports older people has highlighted the need for an established and regulated home care sector in Ireland to support older people to age at home for as […]
August 6, 2020

ALONE calls on Government to implement an immediate and actionable plan for home care services

The organisation urges for a prompt implementation of the strategic plan for vulnerable older people at once, reflective of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. ALONE, the organisation which supports older people has highlighted the need for increased home care services across the country, enabling older people to remain at home as […]
August 6, 2020

ALONE responds to announcement of €73 million for Housing Adaptation Grant

The organisation has welcomed the announcement as it acknowledges the requirements needed for the changing physical needs of older people. ALONE, the organisation which supports older people, has responded to an announcement made today by Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage Darragh O’Brien on the allocation of €73.75 million […]
July 29, 2020

ALONE calls on Department of Social Protection to increase State Pension in 2021

The organisation is seeking a €7 increase in the state pension to ensure that older people are not left behind in tough economic times. Dublin, 29 July 2020:    ALONE, the organisation which supports older people, is calling on the Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection to increase the state […]
July 21, 2020

ALONE makes an appeal to safeguard security and supports surrounding housing for older people

The organisation is concerned of the increasing lack of suitable housing options and opportunities for our older people. ALONE, the organisation which supports older people, has highlighted the growing housing issues prevalent among older people amid the COVID-19 pandemic. In addition to this, older people in short-term accommodation are being […]