Making Connections’ work aims to alleviate loneliness and isolation for adults aged 65 years and over needing support to live independently at home and to stay socially connected. We achieve this through the following initiatives.
- Befriending: Fully vetted Befriending Volunteer are assigned based on shared interests for regular visits.
- Good Food Delivered: Making Connections has partnered with the HSE and Airfield Estate Dundrum to provide a new meals service called Good Food Delivered. Our Volunteer Drivers offer more than a delivery service – they also provide a friendly face, a happy wave, and when the weather permits – the joy of chats on the doorstep.
- Social Events/ Activities: Making Connections organises various social events and activities to theathre, cinema, museums, or garden concerts organised in neighbourhoods to bring people together.
- Campaigns: Our campaigns aim to raise awareness of social isolation, to highlight the valuable contribution of older people and to build connected communities. Our Give an Hour, Gain an Hour campaign has reached over one million people and inspired so many especially young people – to reach out and connect with older people in their communities.
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