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# alone - Friday 1 December, 2017

'Christmas can be very hard if you're on your own': People asked to look out for the elderly this winter

The advice comes as part of the Dublin City Council and older person’s charity Alone’s cold weather initiative, which was launched today.

# alone - Sunday 26 November, 2017

'An old man had been taken into Garda custody for knocking on a door. ALONE went to his rescue'

A new book chronicles the first 40 years of the charity ALONE. This is a flavour of the minutes of its meetings from 1984 to 1997.

# alone - Wednesday 22 November, 2017

Living alone in old age: 'When my wife died, I discovered I didn't have close friends. It's lonely'

Alone, a charity for older people, has launched its Christmas campaign – No one should be alone this Christmas.

# alone - Tuesday 21 November, 2017

Vincent Browne: '60,000 old people have hardly any visits from friends or family. It's awful'

Browne was speaking at the launch of Alone’s Christmas campaign for older people.

# alone - Monday 13 November, 2017

Robots like Stevie could allow the elderly to live in their own homes for longer

A team of researchers at Trinity have been given funding by Enterprise Ireland to develop a robot to assist with the elderly.

# alone - Monday 26 December, 2016

Surveillance footage shows Berlin attack suspect travelled through France

He is believed to have travelled through Lyon by train.

# alone - Wednesday 21 December, 2016

'I'd love more people to come out to me because I'm not getting out as much as I used to'

Alone is asking people to take the time to call into an elderly neighbour over Christmas.

# alone - Sunday 4 December, 2016

Have an elderly neighbour? Check in on them

Hundreds of people die each year due to health risks associated with cold weather and fuel poverty.

# alone - Friday 2 December, 2016

'I didn't want to be any bother': Older people urged to ask for help this Christmas ALONE This post contains videos

'I didn't want to be any bother': Older people urged to ask for help this Christmas

A charity for older people wants to remind them they deserve to live with dignity.

# alone - Sunday 6 March, 2016

On the streets of Nairobi: Where children aren't children for long

Some were abandoned on the streets by family members, others left their home because of poverty or neglect.

# alone - Tuesday 22 December, 2015

This 76-year-old began volunteering with the elderly when he retired

We spoke with a volunteer and user of Alone’s services.

# alone - Monday 14 December, 2015

8 things no one tells you about getting older

How much do you know about getting older?

# alone - Monday 22 June, 2015

Why are we forcing the elderly out of their homes?

Alone says too many see nursing homes as the only option for older people.

# alone - Saturday 25 April, 2015

Nowhere to turn: These Irish women killed their babies to avoid lives of scandal and poverty

Some women were sentenced to death for killing their children but none were actually executed as the justice system was sympathetic to their plight.

# alone - Friday 13 February, 2015

Elderly people won't pay out more under Fair Deal scheme

Minister Kathleen Lynch said an extra €30 million is needed.

# alone - Thursday 25 December, 2014

‘My children felt my sadness’ – Christmas is a gloomy time for separated Irish dads

Many fathers in Ireland will not see their children at all today.

# alone - Friday 19 December, 2014

Six homeless people just got the keys to their new houses

It’s all thanks to ALONE.

# alone - Thursday 11 December, 2014

Opinion: A simple act of kindness could help someone feeling alone at this time of year

Spare a thought for those who will be on their own over the holiday period – this can be one of the worst times of the year.

# alone - Wednesday 29 October, 2014

Nursing home waiting lists are ‘spiralling out of control’

Over 2,100 people are on the HSE’s Fair Deal waiting list.

# alone - Tuesday 30 September, 2014

One in five older Irish people live in deprivation

74,520 Irish people over the age of 65 are suffering enforced deprivation.

# alone - Sunday 17 August, 2014

'I was all alone in the house, no wife, no kids - when my dog died it was the last thing'

ALONE is looking for volunteers for its befriending service.

# alone - Tuesday 15 July, 2014

Kathleen Lynch says she still has responsibility for older people

It comes after concerns over a change in her title today.

# alone - Friday 25 April, 2014

An ageing population and lack of housing could cause headaches for the government

ALONE has made the warning as it launches a nationwide housing campaign.

# alone - Thursday 16 January, 2014

Tara Street fire station to be renamed after ALONE founder Willie Bermingham

Willie worked as a fire fighter in the station for 26 years and set up the charity ALONE.

# alone - Friday 22 November, 2013

Charity warns ESB strike would 'hurt most vulnerable' ESB

Charity warns ESB strike would 'hurt most vulnerable'

ALONE said today that power cuts could leave older people more isolated and put some of them at serious risk.

# alone - Tuesday 27 August, 2013

From The Daily Edge Is eating dinner on your own good or bad? Om Nom Nom This post contains a poll

Is eating dinner on your own good or bad?

It’s either the best thing in the world, or a total letdown.

# alone - Thursday 15 August, 2013

Older people in poverty 'picking between eating and heating'

Advocacy groups say today’s CSO figures showing an increase in poverty among older people reflects the reality they see on the ground.

# alone - Thursday 25 July, 2013

Most perpetrators of elder abuse are sons and daughters

Two-thirds of victims are female, while there is a higher abuse rate among the over 80s.

# alone - Tuesday 26 March, 2013

Call into elderly during cold snap, says ALONE

The charity has urged people to check in with their older neighbours, especially leading up to the weekend, as the cold weather is set to continue.

# alone - Thursday 14 February, 2013

Column: Single on Valentine's Day? You're not alone.

When you’re single you often feel you are missing out on something, but the meaning of life is not to always be in a relationship, writes Tony Moore.

# alone - Monday 21 January, 2013

Public urged to check in on older people during cold weather

Older people and those with mobility issues can be particularly affected by the cold snap, the charity ALONE has said.

# alone - Wednesday 26 December, 2012

Column: Look in on older neighbours over the holidays. It’s important.

Older people are a wealth of information, knowledge and experience, writes Seán Moynihan – so why not stop in on a neighbour over the Christmas break?

# alone - Monday 24 December, 2012

Poll: Do you check in with older neighbours at Christmas? Have Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you check in with older neighbours at Christmas?

Many older people find the holidays a lonely and isolating time, says one charity. But not everyone knows if their neighbours would welcome a visit.

Meet the people who want no one to eat Christmas dinner alone

Christmas with Friends is a group set up for people who are alone on Christmas day in Kildare. It is one of a number of organisations making sure the day is not a lonely one for people.

Have you checked on your older neighbours?

Charity urges people to share the Christmas spirit and provide companionship this Christmas.

# alone - Sunday 23 September, 2012

One third of pensioners in one Irish county live on their own – census

This interactive graph based on census data show how isolated people across parts of Ireland are.

# alone - Tuesday 21 August, 2012

ALONE: "Grave concerns" about issues at private nursing homes

The charity, which supports older people, made the comments following the taking over of a private Galway nursing home by the HSE.

# alone - Sunday 5 August, 2012

Curiosity Mars rover to land on the red planet tomorrow

The Mars Science Laboratory, which carries the rover, aims to find out if there is life on Mars – and it arrives near the planet’s surface tomorrow.

# alone - Sunday 15 July, 2012

Charity for older people celebrates 35 years of service

Alone will celebrate the anniversary at Glasnevin Cemetery, honouring volunteers who have been with the charity in excess of three decades.

# alone - Friday 23 December, 2011

Older people risk isolation at Christmas, charity warns

Loneliness can have real health effects with Christmas a particularly bad time, support organisation Alone said.

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