ALONE and TILDA compile report examining loneliness and social isolation in over-70’s

ALONE, the organisation which supports older people, has collaborated with The Irish Longitudinal Study on Ageing (TILDA) to publish a report examining loneliness and isolation among over-70’s during the COVID-19 pandemic. The report[1], published today by TILDA, focuses on the impact of public health measures such as ‘cocooning’ on the mental and physical health of […]

ALONE Hosts Befriending Network Ireland National Seminar

ALONE, the charity that supports older people to age at home,hosted the Befriending Network Ireland’s (BNI) National Seminar in the Ashling Hotel, Dublin. The seminar, which was attended by Befriending Network Ireland (BNI) members from around the country, discussed the importance of highlighting loneliness as a public health issue, as well as the running of […]

Shaping the Future of Befriending for Older People in Ireland

7 -9 per cent of older Irish people suffer chronic loneliness   ALONE, the independent charity that works with older people who are in need of assistance, today launched their National Befriending Directory, along with presenting the first draft of their Befriending Services Coordination Guidebook.    The Befriending Directory lists all the befriending services for […]