Press Releases

February 8, 2021

‘Benefit Payment a step towards closing pension gap for older people’, says ALONE

The charity stressed that the payment itself is below what people are entitled to, at €203 Dublin, 8th February 2021   ALONE, the organisation that supports and empowers older people, has welcomed Benefit Payment for older people who are in limbo between their employment being ceased at 65 and reaching the […]
February 8, 2021

ALONE & Leinster Rugby Announce Partnership

Both organisations are championing that community and inclusion are the remedies to loneliness for all ages 8th February 2021   Leinster Rugby has today announced ALONE as its latest charity affiliate as part of its charity partner programme for the 2020/21 season. The organisations are using their shared ethos to highlight […]
February 4, 2021

It’s ‘Time to Talk’ with ALONE

ALONE has highlighted the increased loneliness among older people as COVID-19 pandemic continues Dublin, 3 February 2021:    ALONE, the organisation which supports older people, is encouraging older people to reach out and strike up a conversation especially if they are feeling particularly isolated at the moment due to the extension […]
January 27, 2021

Christmas FM raises €284,000 for ALONE to enable the charity to provide over 20,000 hours of vital support to older people in Ireland

27 January 2021 Christmas FM, the popular radio station that is seen by many as the official soundtrack to the festive season, is delighted to announce that it has raised €284,107.12 for ALONE, their chosen charity for 2020. This figure has well surpassed the original goal of €200,000, which would […]
January 25, 2021

ALONE seeks clarity on Ireland’s vaccination strategy and implementation for older people

The organisation has reported many callers who are dissatisfied with the information available on the vaccination Dublin, 25 January 2021   ALONE, the organisation that supports and empowers older people, is seeking clarity on Ireland’s vaccination strategy and implementation for older people addressing the importance of quality for access. The organisation […]
January 18, 2021

Bid Adieu to feeling Blue with ALONE

The organisation encourages older people to reach out and for members of the public to check in on Blue Monday Dublin, 18 January 2021   ALONE, the organisation which supports older people, wants you to Bid Adieu to feeling Blue on what has been labelled as the toughest day of the […]
January 8, 2021

ALONE encourage public to check in on older neighbours as weather takes a colder turn

The organisation is also reminding older people to reach out for assistance if they are struggling during the chilly winter months Dublin, 8 January 2021   ALONE is urging older people to take extra care as temperatures begin to drop during the cold snap in the coming days.  Older people can […]
December 15, 2020

ALONE Volunteers’ Spirit of Giving Inspires McDonnells To Give Back This Christmas As Part of Its ‘As Irish As’ Campaign

This year more than ever, ALONE’s Support & Befriending service has been a lifeline for older and more vulnerable people in communities across Ireland. Throughout 2020 and all of its COVID-related challenges, 1400 trained and Garda-vetted volunteers have offered unwavering friendship and companionship, practical assistance and essential support to those […]
December 11, 2020

ALONE encourages older people to exercise their own judgement and in their best interest when it comes to gatherings this Christmas

The organisation have reported many older people expressing concerns about social interactions this Christmas Dublin, 11 December 2020   ALONE, the organisation that supports older people to age at home, is asking members of the public to be mindful of older people’s concerns, while also respecting their choices, especially if they […]
December 11, 2020

ALONE encourages older people to exercise their own judgement and in their best interest when it comes to gatherings this Christmas

The organisation have reported many older people expressing concerns about social interactions this Christmas Dublin, 11 December 2020   ALONE, the organisation that supports older people to age at home, is asking members of the public to be mindful of older people’s concerns, while also respecting their choices, especially if they […]
December 4, 2020

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, 4 December 2020   Lord Mayor of Dublin, Hazel Chu, launched Dublin City Council and ALONE’s cold weather campaign outside the Mansion House today. Dublin City Council’s Community Development Section, in association with ALONE, the Gardaí, Dublin Fire Brigade […]
December 4, 2020

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
December 3, 2020

Coca-Cola donates €30,000 to ALONE to help battle loneliness this Christmas

Coca-Cola is donating €30,000 to support ALONE services this Christmas and is asking young people around the country to connect safely with an older person and share a video, image or a story about it on social media using #CokexALONE to inspire others to do the same. 3rd December: Although […]
December 3, 2020

Coca-Cola donates €30,000 to ALONE to help battle loneliness this Christmas

Coca-Cola is donating €30,000 to support ALONE services this Christmas and is asking young people around the country to connect safely with an older person and share a video, image or a story about it on social media using #CokexALONE to inspire others to do the same.
November 30, 2020

Vodafone Ireland Launches the ALONE ‘Gift of Connection’ Appeal

From 1st December to 6th January customers can trade-in old mobile phone devices and allocate a portion of the credit to purchase a new mobile phone for an older person through ALONE.
November 27, 2020

‘Give a Helping Hand’ with ALONE this Christmas

Kathryn Thomas is asking the public to reach out and give a helping hand to older people who may be struggling during the festive season.
November 25, 2020

Christmas FM is back on the airwaves this Saturday meaning it’s officially Christmas!

Christmas FM switches on Christmas in Ireland at midday on Saturday 28th November 2020. Christmas FM wants to “Give the Gift of Home” this year by raising over €200,000 which will go directly to ALONE, a fitting charity partner considering it’s been such a difficult year for our older population
November 18, 2020

The Snug Project

‘The Snug Project’ – charity calendar and limited edition prints pay homage to the Irish pub snug.
November 12, 2020

ALONE encourages older people to stay positive as halfway mark of Level 5 restrictions is reached

The organisation is reminding members of the public to maintain contact with older people in the community
November 4, 2020

ALONE launches Gratitude Campaign thanking older people, staff and supporters

The campaign celebrates the organisation’s work to improve the quality of life for older people across the country

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