Press Releases

February 28, 2018

ALONE expresses concern for older people during Storm Emma

PRESS RELEASE  ALONE expresses concern for older people during Storm Emma Charity calls on public to check on older neighbours Dublin, 27th February 2018  ALONE, the charity that supports older people to age at home, is urging older people to take extra care following the status red weather warning by […]
February 26, 2018

ALONE expresses concern for older people in need in advance of extreme weather conditions

PRESS RELEASE Charity calls on public to check on older neighbours Dublin, 26th February 2018  ALONE, the charity that supports older people to age at home, is urging older people to take extra care during the forecasted cold weather conditions due to hit most of the country over the next […]
February 12, 2018

ALONE “The right to homecare and the provision of community supports for older people are a necessity”

Charity responds to report by Citizens Information Board   Dublin, 12th February 2018 ALONE, the charity that supports older people to age at home, has responded to a report by the Citizens Information Board which has been presented to the Department of Health. The report, which was delivered as part […]
January 26, 2018

Dublin Publicans raise over €200,000 for ALONE to celebrate 200 years of the LVA

To mark 200 years of the capitals’ bars, Dublin publicans have come together to raise a remarkable €200,000 for ALONE. The Licensed Vintners Association (LVA) who represent Dublin Publicans celebrated its bicentenary in 2017 and are delighted to have hit this fundraising milestone –  the largest fundraising donation in ALONE’s […]
January 19, 2018

ALONE: “The solution to loneliness lies in community supports and services”

ALONE responds to appointment of Minister for Loneliness in Britain. Dublin, 19th January 2018  Following Britain’s appointment of a ‘Minister for Loneliness’ this week, ALONE, the charity that supports older people to age at home, has said that the solution to loneliness lies in scalable and collaborative community supports and services. Sean […]
January 16, 2018

Warm the heart of an older neighbour. ALONE and Dublin City Council Cold Weather Initiative

  Dublin, 16th January 2018  Following the important launch of the Cold Weather Initiative by The Lord Mayor of Dublin Ardmhéara Mícheál Mac Donncha in December 2017, Dublin City Council’s Community Development Section, in association with ALONE, the Gardaí and Dublin Fire Brigade, is re-issuing an appeal to urge members […]
January 3, 2018

Increased supports for older people will help alleviate trolley crisis

Dublin, 3rdJanuary 2018 ALONE, the charity that supports older people to age at home, is asking the government to prioritise home care packages and community health care services for older people to help alleviate the trolley crisis. The Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation’s (INMO) today reported a record high of 677 […]
December 20, 2017

ALONE wins HSE Excellence Award For Innovative Support Coordination for Older Persons

  Dublin, 20th December 2017 ALONE, the charity that supports older people to age at home, has been awarded the overall HSE Excellence Award for its innovative Support Coordination hub development for older people in Dublin North city and county. The award was presented to ALONE at a ceremony in Farmleigh, […]
December 15, 2017

NEWS RELEASE: Do One Thing This Christmas…

  ALONE urges the public to reach out to older people spending Christmas alone   Dublin, 15th December 2017  ALONE, the charity that supports older people to age at home, is asking members of the public to ‘Do One Thing’ this Christmas. The charity is asking people to support older […]
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 […]

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