09/07/2020

Garden Concerts – A Covid-19 Solution

| Enjoying Garden Concerts and New Hobbies at 85 | We are excited to hear that Christy (85 years old) has taken up the piano accordian and has learned two tunes already. Wow! Christy was inspired by professional accordionist, Gerry Kelly, who played for him in is garden as part of the Making Connections garden… Read More


22/06/2020

Making Connections Feature by The Irish Times

The positive impact of Making Connections and our volunteers has been making a splash. We were excited to have our garden concerts featured in an article by Sylvia Thomson in the Irish Times. Click here to read the full article online or explore excerpts below “Making Connections for older people – one garden concert at… Read More


02/06/2020

Covid-19 Supports & Salsa Dancing

We are making a difference in different ways… At 91yrs, Gerry is still able to live independently at home with supports such as meal delivery, grocery shopping and befriending provided by Making Connections. After weeks of lockdown, he felt weary. As part of our well being initiative we found out that ballroom dancing was his… Read More


06/05/2020

Volunteer Impact – Meal Delivery and More

Doorstep Chats – a little thing that makes a big difference. During the Making Connections meal deliveries, our volunteers have discovered that stopping for a few moments to chat to them is as important as the delivery itself. We thank all our Delivery Volunteers who are not just bringing nutritious meals, but are serving them… Read More


27/04/2020

790 Meals Delivered

A new meal delivery initiative has been added to our supports. Thanks to Making Connections volunteer drivers, 790 nutritious have been delivered since the beginning of the Covid-19 crisis. We have also received support from Airfield Estate Restaurant, Mao Restaurant & Home and Starbucks – all of whom have helped to make this initiative possible.


25/04/2020

Virtual Guided Walk of Dublin

Our supporters are finding new ways of fundraising. Do you miss being able to amble around freely? You can join Simon Scriver on a virtual walk of Dublin via Google Maps street view. The tour was recorded live as a fundraising event in support of Making Connections COVID-19 response to support older people during this… Read More


19/03/2020

Making Connections Launches Covid-19 Response

Since 2009 Making Connections Befriending & Supports is providing volunteers supports for older people experience loneliness and isolation in Dublin South. In the light of Covid-19, Making Connections is now offering additional support for all vulnerable older people who may need practical help. The age cohort of people we are prioritising is 80 years and… Read More