14 Nov 2017

Seniors Alert Scheme

 The Seniors Alert Scheme scheme, which has been advertised on the radio recently, is government-funded, and offers peace of mind to people aged over 65 who know that if they have a fall or need help with anything, assistance is just the press of a button away.

The purpose of the scheme is to enable older people to continue to live in their home with independence and confidence by providing them with a free personal monitored alarm. The alarm can be worn as a pendant or around the wrist like a watch. When pressed, it connects wirelessly to a base unit, usually attached to a phone. The base unit immediately sends a call to a 24 hour monitoring unit.

The scheme is administered locally by community and voluntary groups from the local area. Further information is also available from Pobal at https://www.pobal.ie/Beneficiaries/Seniors%20Alert%20Scheme/Pages/default.aspx

If you would like further information about this scheme, let us know, and we’ll pass on contact information.

28 Oct 2017

Classes in Technology for Older People – UCD Library

Do you know an older person struggling with technology? Let them know about the digital skills classes that will be held in UCD library.

In November, UCD Library will run 5 two-hour classes for adults who want to learn more about their smartphones, tablets, laptops or web services. Each learner will be paired with a UCD student volunteer tutor.

Email 121digital@ucd.ie or phone 01 7166390 for details.

05 Jul 2017

Directory of Activities + Services for Older People in DLR

Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council have just brought out a new directory of activities and services for older people in the DLR area. We also have our own more local list that we will insert for Roebuck residents. More on this, and delivery to Roebuck residents who would like a copy, coming soon…

Meanwhile to view a PDF of the Directory, click here.

25 Oct 2016

Can You Help? Neighbourhood Friendly Initiative

We are at the early stages of arranging a neighbourhood friendly initiative for members of our community who might benefit from more social contact and help.

At this stage, we hope to enlist some volunteers to help out.  At a later stage, we will arrange a meeting to discuss the possible supports that we could offer.

Please get in touch at roebuckresidents@gmail.com if you’d like to be involved.