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ALONE and TILDA compile report examining loneliness and social isolation

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.

Experts call for unified approach to tackling loneliness

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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.

Government needs to tackle the public health concern of loneliness

Local Independent Councillor, Michael O’Brien, has said that Government needs to tackle the major public health problem that is loneliness.

Loneliness and health are main issues for Senior Help Line

Loneliness is taking an increasing toll on older people in society, according to a report from a Mullingar-based advocacy group for older people.

Befriending service launched in Mayo

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.

Support group in Erris

Cuts to rural transport will lead to isolation and loneliness – McFadden

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.

Bereavement support group

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.

 

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