Huge rise in Kerry peo­ple on the se­niors alert scheme

The Kerryman (South Kerry Edition) - - NEWS -

THERE has been a large in­crease in the num­ber of el­derly peo­ple signed up to the Se­niors Alert Scheme in Kerry ac­cord­ing to the lat­est fig­ures re­leased for 2018.

Ac­cord­ing to statis­tics re­leased run­ning up to the end of Oc­to­ber last year, the num­ber of par­tic­i­pants in the scheme was 1,440 peo­ple, an in­crease of more than 135 per cent from the same stage last year.

The scheme sees older peo­ple re­ceive a free mon­i­tored alarm which they wear on their per­son. Min­is­ter Bren­dan Grif­fin has wel­comed the rise in the num­ber of Kerry par­tic­i­pants.

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