Killeen Welcomes Funding Boost For Senior Citizens In South East Clare

From: Dunphy Public Relations
Published: Tue Apr 01 2008

The community-based group was this week awarded the funding by the Department of Community, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs, under the scheme of Community Supports for Older People.

"I am very aware of the hardships that older people can face on a daily basis. Therefore, I welcome any initiatives that improve confidence, security and comfort levels among older people in our society allowing them to continue to live independently", explained Minister Killeen.

The Clare T.D. added, "The security devices that older people may now benefit from under this scheme include smoke alarms, the once off cost of installing socially monitored alarm systems, security lighting, and window locks, door locks and door chains designed to strengthen points of entry to dwellings."

"Numerous local groups have benefited in recent months from funding under the under the scheme of Community Supports for Older People, including Ballynacally Community Alert, Kilmaley District Day Care Centre, Shannonside Carers Group, Caring for Carers and Cratloe Community Council", concluded Minister Killeen.

The scheme for Community Supports of Older People is administered by local community and voluntary groups and funded by the Department of Community, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs.


Notes to Editor:
- Tony Killeen T.D., Minister of State at the Department of Environment Heritage and Local Government and Communication Energy and Natural Resources with special responsibility for Environment and Energy, is available for interview and further comment on 0035387-2525304. Alternatively please contact Mark Dunphy of Dunphy Public Relations on 00353868534900 or
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