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From TheJournal.ie 'Standing up for their generation': These older people are getting tattoos to fight ageism ALONE

'Standing up for their generation': These older people are getting tattoos to fight ageism

Alone, the charity that supports older people at home, is aiming to raise €10,000 during the event.

From TheJournal.ie Pilot scheme launched to match older people who need help with people who need homes Homesharing
From TheJournal.ie 'I was starting to feel worried, really big time worried' - Struggling to find a home as an older person in 2018 Dublin Housing Crisis

'I was starting to feel worried, really big time worried' - Struggling to find a home as an older person in 2018 Dublin

With the help of Alone, 65-year-old Joe Kelly was given the keys to a new permanent home in Dublin today.

From TheJournal.ie 'I've got my life back because of this' - Calls to support older people living in their own homes ALONE

'I've got my life back because of this' - Calls to support older people living in their own homes

Alone wants €84.5 million a year for 10 years.

From TheJournal.ie 'Isn’t there something awful about society, that so many people are praying for a house?' Vincent Browne

'Isn’t there something awful about society, that so many people are praying for a house?'

Alone Ireland today launched a campaign called ‘How will you pay the rent when you retire?’

From TheJournal.ie 'It's an epidemic': Taskforce established to tackle issue of loneliness in Ireland Lonely

'It's an epidemic': Taskforce established to tackle issue of loneliness in Ireland

“Loneliness is one of the greatest public health risks today.”

From TheJournal.ie Status Orange snow-ice warning issued for seven counties as temperatures set to plunge to -7 Beast From The East

Status Orange snow-ice warning issued for seven counties as temperatures set to plunge to -7

The eastern part of the country is set to be the worst hit by the wintry weather.

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

'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.

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

'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.

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

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.

From TheJournal.ie Vincent Browne: '60,000 old people have hardly any visits from friends or family. It's awful' Alone At Christmas

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.

From TheJournal.ie Robots like Stevie could allow the elderly to live in their own homes for longer Science Week

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.

From TheJournal.ie Surveillance footage shows Berlin attack suspect travelled through France Anis Amri

Surveillance footage shows Berlin attack suspect travelled through France

He is believed to have travelled through Lyon by train.

From TheJournal.ie 'I'd love more people to come out to me because I'm not getting out as much as I used to' ALONE

'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.

From TheJournal.ie Have an elderly neighbour? Check in on them Social Isolation

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.

From TheJournal.ie '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.

From TheJournal.ie On the streets of Nairobi: Where children aren't children for long Stolen Childhoods

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.

From TheJournal.ie This 76-year-old began volunteering with the elderly when he retired ALONE

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

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

From TheJournal.ie 8 things no one tells you about getting older Sponsored By Alone

8 things no one tells you about getting older

How much do you know about getting older?

From TheJournal.ie Why are we forcing the elderly out of their homes? Help The Aged

Why are we forcing the elderly out of their homes?

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

From TheJournal.ie Nowhere to turn: These Irish women killed their babies to avoid lives of scandal and poverty Infanticide

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.

From TheJournal.ie Elderly people won't pay out more under Fair Deal scheme Health

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

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

From TheJournal.ie 'My children felt my sadness' - Christmas is a gloomy time for separated Irish dads ALONE

'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.

From TheJournal.ie Six homeless people just got the keys to their new houses In Time For Christmas

Six homeless people just got the keys to their new houses

It’s all thanks to ALONE.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: A simple act of kindness could help someone feeling alone at this time of year Loneliness

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.

From TheJournal.ie Nursing home waiting lists are 'spiralling out of control' Fair Deal

Nursing home waiting lists are 'spiralling out of control'

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

From TheJournal.ie One in five older Irish people live in deprivation Poverty

One in five older Irish people live in deprivation

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

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

'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.

From TheJournal.ie Kathleen Lynch says she still has responsibility for older people Social Care

Kathleen Lynch says she still has responsibility for older people

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

From TheJournal.ie An ageing population and lack of housing could cause headaches for the government ALONE

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.

From TheJournal.ie Tara Street fire station to be renamed after ALONE founder Willie Bermingham Willie Birmingham

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.

From TheJournal.ie 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.

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.

From TheJournal.ie Older people in poverty 'picking between eating and heating' Elderly

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.

From TheJournal.ie Most perpetrators of elder abuse are sons and daughters Abuse

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.

From TheJournal.ie Call into elderly during cold snap, says ALONE ALONE

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.

From TheJournal.ie Column: Single on Valentine's Day? You're not alone. Read Me

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.

From TheJournal.ie Public urged to check in on older people during cold weather Older People

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.

From TheJournal.ie Column: Look in on older neighbours over the holidays. It’s important. Read Me

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?

From TheJournal.ie 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.

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