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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!

Making Connections

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 fo...

@darraghdoyle @Reids_Palace one of my favourite sounds. Thank you Darragh

Mon Jun 10 16:20:49 - 0 Favorite

Our volunteers are consistently making this point: older people are a flourishing human resource just waiting to be… https://t.co/xbY1LDQqFO

Fri May 24 17:26:40 - 1 Favorite

Any initiative that connects people and celebrates community is so worthwhile. Best of luck to all involved in this… https://t.co/A7CKT2w9Qe

Thu May 23 17:12:46 - 4 Favorite

RT @UCDCommunity: Who's looking forward to the UCD Festival?! The countdown is on! All the details are available here: https://t.co/vy3rCI…

Tue May 21 14:51:57 - 0 Favorite

Chatting is free.....a great video @endlonelinessUK https://t.co/eo7WVcYtfT

Thu May 09 17:30:10 - 2 Favorite

That's absolutely right. Every human being - regardless of age- needs meaningful social connections https://t.co/Lu2nGnViP9

Tue May 07 17:19:26 - 3 Favorite

Interesting article from Financial Times: In the West we create Bingo games or coffee mornings to forestall lonelin… https://t.co/s9kyIJPYh4

Fri May 03 14:04:13 - 5 Favorite

Social connections are so important for general well being and long weekends are a great opportunity to catch up...… https://t.co/qmJfx4l3h2

Fri Apr 19 13:11:51 - 2 Favorite

This works......we all need other people https://t.co/BmOx2bmzmc

Wed Apr 17 17:33:13 - 3 Favorite

Such an important issue. Best of luck@robinHewings https://t.co/QB4smnSyky

Thu Apr 11 12:27:07 - 0 Favorite
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Supporters

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19-12-2017

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.

25.00
26-10-2017

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
01-11-2017
25.00
25-10-2017

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!
01-11-2017
50.00
25-10-2017

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
01-11-2017
50.00
23-10-2017

Anonymous

Great idea!

Thank you for your generous support and for sharing 'Give an Hour, Gain an Hour' with your network! Kind Regards, Making Connections
01-11-2017
25.00

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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. ...