List of Registered Organisations – 16 in Kildare

Leixlip Park Residents Senior Alert Scheme Kildare Leixlip Seamus Anderson 01 6245 860

Lullymore, Barnaran, Drumsru & Cappanagrid Community Alert Kildare Rathangan Valentine Cross 086 2303 374

Maynooth Senior Citizens Committee Kildare Maynooth, Ladychapel Josephine Moore 087 9002 296

Milltown District Community Text Alert Kildare Milltown Mary O’Reilly 087 2989 409

Muintireas Prosperous Kildare Prosperous Anne Garry 045 8686 41

Naas & District Community Alert Kildare Naas & District Larry Breen 045 897445

Newbridge Family Resource Centre Kildare Newbridge Eilish Kenny 045 438 173

Conference of the Assumption SVP Piltown Kilkenny Piltown Breda O’Shea 051 643 272

Dunnamaggin community alert Kilkenny Dunnamaggin, KilmogannyJohn Holden 056 7768 622

Caragh Court Residents Association, Naas.KildareNaasBrian Dempsey 045 881371

Celbridge Community Council Kildare Celbridge, Straffan, Ardclough, Leixlip, Mairin Hyland 01 6271 248

Curragh P.R.I.D.E. Family Resource CentreKildareCurragh, Brownstown, Ballysax, Ballyshannon, Suncroft, Athgarvan, Kilcullen, Kildare town Angela Morrissey-Kenny 045 456883

Family Carers Ireland (naas)KildareCo. KildareMary Fitzsimons01 6705976

Kilcullen Lions Club KildareKIlcullen Jim Kiely 045 4821 72

Kill Active Retirement Association Kildare Kill & Johnstown Mary Flanagan 01 6272 306

Kilmead Booleigh Community Alert,Kildare,Laois,Meath,Wicklow,Kildare,Laois,Meath,Wicklow Martin Miley 087 3998478

 

The Seniors Alert Scheme is proving popular with older people in Kildare with the numbers of people availing of it on the increase across the country, according to Fine Gael Senator Anthony Lawlor.

 

“A total of 1489 older people have availed of the Seniors Alert Scheme in Kildare since 2015.”

 

“Last year 562 people were approved for the scheme in Kildare and 228 people in Kildare have been approved already in the first 6 months of this year.”

 

“The Senior Alerts Scheme is community led and supports people over 65 by providing them with a free monitored alarm which they can activate if they get into difficulty or need assistance. The Government has prioritised this scheme in recent years and ensured a significant increase in spending on the initiative.”

 

“This has been great for our elderly community here in Kildare and I’m glad to see so many people availing of the scheme. It provides security and peace of mind to older people, particularly for those living alone. It gives them the independence they need while ensuring they feel connected to their community.”

 

The Minister for Rural and Community Development, Michael Ring TD, has revealed that more than 50,000 people have been approved for the Seniors Alerts Scheme since 2015 nationally.

 

He said: “The increase in users is a direct result of a significant increase in Government funding for the Scheme.”

 

“Last year alone, more than €5.4 million was spent on the scheme with almost 20,000 new participants from around the country being approved for the personal security device. And in the first six months of this year, 10,000 people have already been approved.”

 

The personalised alarms are provided free of charge by the Department of Rural and Community Development and monitoring is free for the first year. From the second year on a modest yearly monitoring fee is charged.

 

Senator Lawlor continued: “I strongly encourage more people in Kildare to register for the Seniors Alert Scheme.  They can find out more by contacting Pobal, which administers the Scheme, on 01 511 7222 or visit www.pobal.ie. They can also contact my office at 045-844053  or  email  me at anthony.lawlor@oir.ie if they need assistance in registering for the scheme.”