March 23, 2020

ALONE continues to take calls from concerned older people through their COVID-19 support line

Taoiseach and Minister for Health visit ALONE’s offices and urge communities to support older people who may be vulnerable where possible Dublin, 23rd March 2020: ALONE, the organisation that supports older people, has received thousands of calls to their COVID-19 support line for older people since it launched two weeks […]
March 19, 2020

ALONE extends opening times of COVID-19 phone line for older people as it receives hundreds of calls

ALONE calls on community to support older people who may be vulnerable Dublin, 19 March 2020: ALONE, the organisation that supports older people, has received hundreds of calls to their COVID-19 support line for older people since it launched on Monday, and has extended its opening hours to include Saturdays […]
March 9, 2020

ALONE launch a COVID-19 support line for older people Working in collaboration with the Department of Health and the HSE

ALONE announce national support line and additional supports and outreach for older people PRESS RELEASE Dublin, 8 March 2020:  ALONE, the organisation that supports older people, has announced the launch of a national support line and additional supports for older people who have concerns or are facing difficulties relating to […]
March 5, 2020

ALONE encourage older people to remain calm and take preventative health measures as COVID-19 is confirmed in Ireland

Dublin, 2nd March 2020   ALONE is urging older people to take extra care and observe guidelines from the HSE and Health Protection Surveillance Centre (HPSC) following the announcement of a case of COVID-19 (Coronavirus) in the east of Ireland. Older people may be more vulnerable to viruses such as COVID-19, […]
January 24, 2020

Housing and Health: Time for Action for Older People

The number of people aged 65 and over is projected to increase from 629,800 in 2016 to between 1.5 and 1.6 million by 2051. The needs of older people must play a central role for this Government and in the years to come.
December 2, 2019

ALONE and Dublin City Council urge communities to reach out to older people this winter

Lord Mayor launches ALONE and Dublin City Council Cold Weather Initiative Dublin, 2nd December 2019  Lord Mayor of Dublin, Paul Mc Auliffe, launched Dublin City Council and ALONE’s cold weather campaign outside Bewley’s Café on Grafton Street today. Dublin City Council’s Community Development Section, in association with ALONE, the Gardaí, […]
November 15, 2019

Make Your Minutes Count with ALONE this Christmas

“Older people have the most amazing stories to tell”: Marian Keyes joins ALONE in asking the public to reach out and spend some time with older people spending Christmas alone Dublin, 15th November 2019 ALONE, the organisation that supports older people to age at home, has today launched their Christmas […]
July 8, 2019

ALONE expand supports for older people to Donegal

Daniel O’Donnell joined the charity as they launched their Donegal services Donegal, 8th July 2019 ALONE, the charity which supports older people to age at home, was joined by Donegal native, Daniel O’Donnell, as they launched support services for older people in the region today. ALONE has merged with existing […]
July 3, 2019

ALONE announce 50 housing units in Jamestown Court, Inchicore

The units were acquired following a stock transfer from Dublin City Council Dublin, 3rd July 2019  ALONE, the organisation which supports older people, has acquired Jamestown Court in Inchicore from Dublin City Council. ALONE will provide homes for older people and undertake a phased redevelopment of the site. ALONE will […]
June 13, 2019

ALONE calls for demand-led funding for Home Care scheme

The charity which supports older people urging Government to hold home care as ‘key priority’ Dublin, 13th June 2019 ALONE, the charity which supports older people to age at home, is calling for increased funding and improvements in the provision of Home Care services across Ireland. The charity is advocating […]
May 30, 2019

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

ALONE hosts BNI ‘Developing a Sustainable Community Sector’ seminar   Dublin, 30th May 2019 ALONE, which supports older people to age at home, held the annual Befriending Network Ireland (BNI) seminar in the Guinness Enterprise Centre in Dublin earlier today. Exploring the theme of ‘Developing a Sustainable Community Sector’, the […]
May 17, 2019

ALONE and the Irish Gerontological Society lead discussion on ageing in Ireland

Friend of ALONE, Vincent Browne, acted as moderator for today’s symposium Dublin, 17th May 2019  ALONE and the Irish Gerontological Society have partnered to lead a discussion on ageing in Ireland. The symposium titled ‘Living Well in Our Community – Opportunities and Challenges’ was moderated by friend of ALONE and […]
May 13, 2019

ALONE celebrates National Volunteering Week

PRESS RELEASE ALONE celebrates National Volunteering Week ALONE volunteers make more than 35,000 visits to older people and give countless hours of practical and emotional support each year Dublin, 13th May 2019 ALONE, the charity that supports older people, is celebrating all those who dedicate their time to helping older […]
April 26, 2019

ALONE encourage public to check in on older neighbours as Munster prepares for orange weather warning

PRESS RELEASE ALONE encourage public to check in on older neighbours as Munster prepares for orange weather warning Dublin, 26th April 2019 ALONE is urging older people to take extra care following the status orange weather warning issued for all of Munster by Met Éireann in preparation of Storm Hannah. […]
April 26, 2019

ALONE encourage public to check in on older neighbours as for yellow weather warning issued

PRESS RELEASE ALONE encourage public to check in on older neighbours as for yellow weather warning issued Dublin, 26th April 2019 ALONE is urging older people to take extra care following the status yellow weather warning issued for Connacht, Carlow, Kildare, Kilkenny, Laois, Longford, Wexford, Wicklow, Offaly, Donegal, Tipperary and […]
April 17, 2019

ALONE welcomes announcement of €3M to tackle loneliness

PRESS RELEASE ALONE welcomes announcement of €3M to tackle loneliness The Loneliness Taskforce, established by ALONE and Sen. Keith Swanick, called for investment and responsibility of loneliness allocated to a specific Minister in June 2018 Dublin, 17th April 2019 ALONE, the charity that supports older people to age at home, […]
April 16, 2019

ALONE and the Irish Gerontological Society partner to present ‘Living Well in Our Community – Opportunities and Challenges’

Friend of ALONE, Vincent Browne, will moderate the symposium on 17th May 2019 Dublin 16th April 2019 ALONE, the charity which supports older people to age at home, has partnered with the Irish Gerontological Society to present a symposium titled ‘Living Well in Our Community – Opportunities and Challenges’. The […]
April 2, 2019

ALONE calls on Dubliners to support older people as the first ever ‘ALONE Donation Day’ takes place on Thursday 4th April

 The charity will be fundraising across the city throughout the day with the help of Patrick ‘Rala’ O’Reilly   Dublin 26th March 2019   ALONE, the charity which supports older people to age at home, is asking Dubliners to give generously to volunteers fundraising across the city and for supporters nationwide […]
February 27, 2019

ALONE respond to Government’s Housing for Older People policy statement

Charity for older people has welcomed the report Dublin, 27th February 2019  ALONE, the charity that supports older people to age at home, has told Minister for Older People, Jim Daly TD, that they have welcomed the policy statement ‘Housing Options for Our Ageing Population’ published today, as he paid […]
February 27, 2019

Minister Jim Daly views ALONE’s BConnect assistive technology

The Minister for Older People visited the charity’s head office today Dublin, 27th February 2019 The Minister for Older People, Jim Daly, today visited the office of ALONE, the charity which supports older people to age at home, to meet with the team bringing BConnect assistive technology to older people. […]