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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.

From TheJournal.ie Meet the people who want no one to eat Christmas dinner alone Christmas

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.

From TheJournal.ie Have you checked on your older neighbours? Older People

Have you checked on your older neighbours?

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

From TheJournal.ie One third of pensioners in one Irish county live on their own – census All Alone

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.

From TheJournal.ie ALONE: "Grave concerns" about issues at private nursing homes Nursing Homes

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.

From TheJournal.ie Curiosity Mars rover to land on the red planet tomorrow Mars

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.

From TheJournal.ie Charity for older people celebrates 35 years of service Not Alone

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.

From TheJournal.ie Older people risk isolation at Christmas, charity warns Christmas

Older people risk isolation at Christmas, charity warns

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

From TheJournal.ie Huge rise in calls from vulnerable older people Older People

Huge rise in calls from vulnerable older people

The was a 50 per cent increase in requests for help from older people last year, one charity has said.

From TheJournal.ie Older persons' charity reports 50 per cent surge in demand Older People

Older persons' charity reports 50 per cent surge in demand

ALONE says the increasing number calls to its service, which is not funded by the State, is a constant strain on its resources.

From TheJournal.ie Column: This is no country for old men and women - but it could be Opinion

Column: This is no country for old men and women - but it could be

On this, the UN International Day of Older Persons, Alone’s CEO Seán Moynihan writes that while some people can have a wonderfully active older age, we must care for those facing isolation, depression and disability.

From TheJournal.ie The Daily Fix: Friday Daily Fix

The Daily Fix: Friday

In tonight’s fix: The rescue of the Irish Post newspaper in Britain; good news on the job front; and what has presidential hopeful Gay Mitchell been “tweeting” Jedward about?

From TheJournal.ie Charity expresses concern about out-of-date poverty figures Older People

Charity expresses concern about out-of-date poverty figures

Following the publication of figures by the CSO yesterday, ALONE’s CEO has urged the public not to forget that there is a significant number of older people at risk of poverty in Ireland.