Limerick Senior Forum meeting.
Thanks for the to the invitation from Noreen Waters from
Limerick Seniors Forum
To attend Limerick Senior Forum Open Meeting
on Tuesday, March 6th 2018 at 2 pm
in the Granary Library Michael Street Limerick.
Thanks to those that attended and who participtated by asking questions.
Hope it was of benefit to those attending .
Kilmihil Active Retirement Group in Clare
Enjoyed meeting the Active Retirement Group on Friday the 16/02/2018 in the Meadow venue .Hope that those who attended found it uselfull. People who allready have a social alarm and pendant encourgaed to let a call go through to our monitoring centre and let them know that this is a test call
It was good to chat and the tea and cake went down well also.
Surge in Demand for Social Alarms in Limerick
See the full article by Donal O Regan in the Limerick Leader on the 4th of February 2018
click on > Article
Kilmeadon High Road Community Alert
The meeting was held Tuesday the 21st of February 2017 in the community hall at 8pm guest speakers on the night were prevention officer Sgt Brendan Roche, Peter Butler from TASK Community Care as well as Garda Tony Daly
Thanks to the Committee and the large no of people that attended and who contributed to the meeting .People attending enjoyed the refreshements and the chat afterwards also.
Cahir Older Persons' Party a great success . Jan 2017
Click on the Nationalist Article
Community Support For Older Persons.
Community Groups have been applying for Social Alarms for persons over 65 years of age living in their Community since 1996.
Originally called Community Support For Older Persons .
In 2010 the grant scheme was reviewed and is now called the Seniors Alert Scheme.
The Seniors Alert Scheme since Sept 2015 is been managed by Pobal
The objective of the Seniors Alert Scheme is to encourage community support for vulnerable older people in our communities through the provision of personal monitored alarms to enable older persons, of limited means, to continue to live securely in their homes with confidence, independence and peace of mind.
What is Neighbourhood Watch?
Neighbourhood Watch is a crime prevention and community safety programme for urban areas. It operates as a partnership between An Garda Síochána and the public. It works on the basis that every member of a community can help to improve the quality of life in the area by keeping a look out for neighbours and reporting suspicious activities to the Gardaí.
How do I set up a Neighbourhood Watch.
Contact your local Garda station and see if there is a scheme in existence. Your local Community Garda will also be able to advise in cases where a scheme is in existence but needs to be revitalised
Gardai ask. Why not make ‘Crime Prevention’ one of your New Year Resolutions in 2017?"
Crime prevention is everyone’s business and involves taking simple but effective steps to prevent crimes such as Burglary from occurring.
Don’t make it easy for the burglar to break in, lock your windows and doors to prevent easy opportunities. Turn on lights around your house and set your alarm. If you love it; lock up and light up.
Think Crime Prevention in 2017
For more Garda Crime Prevention Advice click here
More information on how to make your home more secure .Click here
How to setup A Community Alert
To set up a group in your area, contact your local Garda Station or your local the Muintir na Tíre Community Alert Development Officer (Tel: 062-51163 or view a list of Development Officers). The group may be set up in response to community demand or as a result of Garda contact. It is important to canvass local residents with a view to securing their support and involvement before introducing a group in the area.
How theTEXT ALERT Works
A Local Resident observes some suspicious activity and calls the 24 Hour Garda Station
The nature of the suspicious activity is analysed by An Garda Siochana to determine if an alert is appropriate. If decided an alert is necessary they next question to decide is it appropriate to deliver to all registered households in the Scheme .
The Garda contact the service provider and the Text Alerts are sent to the Community members in a timely manner.
The TEXT Alerts details sent by the Provider to registered members should not be added to or altered in any way.
The photo shows 4 types of suspicios activity..
If you hear or see something that you think is suspicious phone the Gardai.
An Garda Síochána Publishes Five Year Modernisation and Renewal Programme 2016 /2021
Crime prevention will become Gardai number one policing priority. Improved data analysis will ensure patrols and checkpoints go to areas
affected by particular crimes. Gardai will work closely with public and private sector partners to reduce the opportunities for crime and re-offending. Gardai will provide impactful and engaging crime prevention advice. Gardai will ensure high Garda
visibility in communities.
Click on link to full press release
Garda Text Alert Guidlines.
See An Garda Siochana TEXT Guidlines