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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-70s during the COVID-19 pandemic.
International experts from around the world, including Ireland, have had a letter published in The Lancet medical journal, calling for a unified approach to addressing the global challenge of loneliness.
Local Independent Councillor, Michael O’Brien, has said that Government needs to tackle the major public health problem that is loneliness.
Loneliness is taking an increasing toll on older people in society, according to a report from a Mullingar-based advocacy group for older people.
Last Friday saw the launch of a new initiative to reach out to the older members of the community in Mayo with the launch of the first befriending service. From next Monday October 20 the service will come on stream with 14 trained volunteers based in the Social Services Centre, Castlebar offering a regular phone call service to those in the greater Castlebar area who would like one.
Senator Nicky McFadden fears that people living alone will become increasingly isolated if rural transport services fall victim to cuts. The Fine Gael Senator for Longford/Westmeath said the rural bus service provides a real benefit to people at a relatively minor cost and should not be the focus of cutbacks.
Loss and loneliness can be particularly difficult to cope with over the Christmas period. A six-week Bereavement Support Programme will be held in Iorras Le Chéile, Community Development Project, Main Street, Belmullet starting on Wednesday December 16 at 7pm.