During its period in office the Committee secured a grant from Social Welfare of £24,700. To date 90 Aid Alert Units have been bought, most are installed. The feedback to the Committee from recipients and their relatives has been very positive. The aid-alert units offers a greater security to the elderly, especially those whose who are alone at night and those whose relatives are away at work during the day. The added security and ease of mind offered to the elderly has made the project very worthwhile but more work remains to be done.
To review where we are and to update our records for those who still need units a meeting will be held on Monday 15th November 1999 at 8.30pm at the Claregalway National School followed by our Annual General Meeting. If you are aware of relatives in need of aid-alert units or are aware of elderly neighbours in your area who are alone or vulnerable and need these units, please do not hesitate to contact the committee or come along to our meeting on the 15th. Also on the night a demonstration will take place on how the units operate. This may be of particular interest to those who have agreed to act as telephone contacts in case of emergencies.
Committee: Martin Kirrane (Chairman) 798399, Margaret Waldron (Secretary) 798243, Brendan Noonan (Treasurer) 798207, Sean Harte (PRO) 798726, Liam Glynn 755049, Murt Grealish 794171, Malachy Hanley 794463.