Press Releases

May 17, 2020

ALONE and Irish Gerontological Society call on Government to take action and provide long term change for older people

Both organisations are seeking long term solutions for the physical and mental wellbeing of our older people from the next Government Dublin, 17 May 2020:   ALONE and the Irish Gerontological Society are calling on the incoming Government to take action to provide long term support services for older people, both […]
May 11, 2020

ALONE warns that cocooning will have a long term impact on the physical health and wellbeing of older people

Call for Government to focus efforts on long term solutions for older people Dublin, 11 May 2020:   ALONE, the organisation which supports older people, has cautioned that current COVID-19 cocooning measures will have long term effects on the physical health and wellbeing of older people across the country. The […]
May 4, 2020

ALONE calls for Government action to focus on long-term issues impacting older people amid COVID-19 outbreak

The organisation is calling for Government to focus efforts on long term solutions for older people, and a stronger presence from the Minister for Mental Health and Older People, as Ireland enters next phase of the pandemic Dublin, 4 May 2020:   ALONE, the organisation which supports older people, has […]
April 27, 2020

ALONE receives increased number of calls from older people regarding mental health difficulties stemming from cocooning

The organisation are concerned about the impact that cocooning has had on older people’s mental wellbeing, and have renewed their calls for a national strategy to combat loneliness Dublin, 27 April 2020: ALONE, the organisation which supports older people, has voiced its concern regarding the impact of cocooning measures on […]
April 26, 2020

ALONE, Gavin James and Bonfire team up for the launch of the charity’s ‘Now more than ever’ video campaign

ALONE, the organisation which supports older people, have teamed up with Gavin James and Bonfire Dublin to release their ‘Now more than ever’ campaign, a series of short videos on loneliness featuring Gavin James’s music, which call on members of the public to stay in touch with the older people they know […]
April 18, 2020

Statement to Government from The Alliance of Age Sector NGOs

The Alliance of Age Sector NGOs wish to acknowledge the care being given to our nursing home residents during the Covid-19 pandemic, and to call for equal access to appropriate treatment options for all older people guided by the principles within the Ethical Framework for Decision-Making in a Pandemic (Department […]
April 17, 2020

ALONE welcomes support from Horizon Therapeutics to deliver support to older people

The organisation is grateful for the donation, which will enable it to continue its efforts in assisting older people through the COVID-19 pandemic and into the future. Dublin, 3rd April 2020: ALONE, the organisation that supports older people, has welcomed support from Horizon Therapeutics, a biopharmaceutical company with its global […]
April 3, 2020

ALONE thanks Gavin James and the public for raising an astonishing €160,000 in support of their services

The organisation has been overwhelmed by the support received from the people of Ireland Dublin, 3rd April 2020:   The team at ALONE, the organisation that supports older people, want to express their tremendous gratitude to Gavin James, The Late Late Show, and the people of Ireland for raising more […]
March 30, 2020

ALONE receives more than 1,100 calls to helpline for older people in one day as cocooning measures are introduced

The organisation welcomes the launch of Local Authority practical support lines and reminds older people that staying at home doesn’t mean they will be alone Dublin, 30th March 2020:   ALONE, the organisation that supports older people, received more than 1,100 calls to their COVID-19 helpline for older people on […]
March 24, 2020

COUNCIL PARTNERS WITH ALONE TO HELP OLDER PEOPLE DURING CRISIS

The organisation which supports older people is working with a number of partner organisations to align its support services for older people PRESS RELEASE Dublin, Tuesday 24th March Dublin City Council has announced a new partnership with ALONE to provide support and assistance to older people during the COVID-19 pandemic. […]
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, […]
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 […]

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