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Making Connections are asking you to support them this Christmas so they can continue to tackle isolation and loneliness in your community!

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Your donation will support the Making Connections Befriending Programme tackling isolation and lonel...

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Do you ever think of the impact long dark Winter days can have on the older generation in your family?

Did you know that loneliness and isolation is worse for your health than smoking fifteen cigarettes a day and twice as deadly as obesity?

 “Loneliness is the sudden realisation that you are not needed anymore, by anybody, for anything. It’s worse than pain or illness, it feels like you’re just waiting to die” Margaret, Making Connections beneficiary (2017)  


Just recently, one of our volunteers did something extraordinary for the lady she visited. Maura, arrived at Noirin’s house for her weekly visit, but...

RT @DrKeithSwanick: "I am grateful I have a history built on family, friendship and community but I truly fear for the young who've known n…

Tue Jul 10 09:05:57 - 0 Favorite

Most enjoyable meeting with Shane Adam & DBS Student Union today. Great to share stories about the work of…

Thu Jul 05 19:54:05 - 2 Favorite

RT @UCDphysiohub: Great to meet Mary from @connections_ie pictured here working on her balance and motor control. Great to have this volunt…

Sat Jun 09 13:52:29 - 0 Favorite

Great interest and excitement building up among volunteers and beneficiaries of Making Connections about upcoming s…

Tue May 29 17:19:52 - 1 Favorite

In France the 2nd greatest fear of older people is " social isolation and the loss of dear ones." Ireland needs to…

Mon May 21 10:23:04 - 0 Favorite

National Volunteering Week: A massive thanks to each one of our generous and energetic volunteers. It would not be…

Mon May 14 12:59:02 - 6 Favorite

Have been spreading the word about this fun event which will brighten up even a wet Friday afternoon

Fri Apr 27 10:38:40 - 0 Favorite

Intergenerational jigsaw club this afternoon was fantastic. Well done to @UCDDiscovery team and @UCDCommunity and t…

Fri Apr 20 17:21:01 - 6 Favorite

Stopping to say hello can make a difference. Here's how a lady with no living relatives described loneliness to me…

Tue Apr 03 17:08:08 - 1 Favorite

Have a look at the impact of volunteer support in this town

Tue Mar 13 13:21:54 - 0 Favorite
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Seana Heverin

Proud to be a volunteer with making connections. I would encourage everyone to connect with an older person to enrich your own life and help alleviate loneliness in our communities.


Steven Shattuck

Thank you so much for you kind donation! We really appreciate your generous support for 'Give an Hour, Gain an Hour' 2017! Keep an eye out for the campaign in 2018! Kind Regards, Making Connections

Stephanie ag

Thank you kindly for your generous donation to our 2017 'Give an Hour, Gain an Hour' Campaign! It means a lot to Making Connections and will go towards building more meaningful connections in our communities! Kind Regards Making Connections

Derek Humphries

Great idea, and clearly wonderful work.

Thank you so much for this kind donation for 'Give an Hour, Gain an Hour' 2017! It's great to hear such feedback for the work our terrific volunteers do! Thank you! Making Connections!


Great idea!

Thank you for your generous support and for sharing 'Give an Hour, Gain an Hour' with your network! Kind Regards, Making Connections

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Making Connections
Your donation will support the Making Connections Befriending Programme tackling isolation and loneliness for vulnerable older people in the community. ...