Senior Citizen Alert Scheme

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LINDA HAYDEN of the Darndale/Belcamp Village Centre talks to Pat Meehan about the new Senior Citizen Alert Scheme. This is a system that they fit in peoples’ homes where an alarm allows older people to contact a support person in case of Emergency. The alarm is worn by the person. A monitored smoke detector, carbon monoxide, and Internal and external lights are also installed. To qualify you must be over 65, and living alone, or living with a partner who is over 65.

The Older People Support Network in North East Dublin has added a Senior Citizen Alert Scheme to their range of services. They also offer information and support to older clients, referrals to meals on wheels, inter-generational projects, social clubs, home maintenance, monthly newsletters.

 

Duration: 10'26" DATE: March 5, 2012
Interviewer:Pat Meehan
Producer:Yvette Reid
Interviewee:Linda Hayden
Themes:Local News, Local Current Affairs
Keywords:Care and repair programme, LINDA HAYDEN, Darndale/Belcamp Village Centre, The Older people support network, North East Dublin, Senior Citizen Alert Scheme
LocationDarndale Time Period:2012
Type:Sound Language:English
Creator:Near FM Publisher:Near FM
Identifier:NEARFM_20120305_NST_001
Rights:Creative Commons License
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