Minister Ring allocates additional €400,000 for Seniors Alert Scheme after applications quadruple – Minister Ring

Widening of eligibility criteria and successful information campaign lead to upsurge in applications

The Minister for Rural and Community Development, Michael Ring TD, today announced that he has allocated an additional €400,000 for the Seniors Alert Scheme following an upsurge in applications for the free personalised alarms for people over 65. Minister Ring initially allocated €2.3 million for the Seniors Alert Scheme in October of this year. The rate of applications for personal alarms quadrupled in November after Minister Ring widened the eligibility criteria for the scheme and launched a nationwide publicity campaign..Continue reading.