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Wellbeing for Men

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A Programme to Support Your Positive Mental Health and Wellbeing This is a one-day workshop offered by Health Promotion & Improvement, Health and Wellbeing, to support male staff to care for their own mental health and wellbeing and to build good self-care practices for every day. Date/Time:    13th of …

WCI Blayney Blades Intergenerational Workshops Educating Students on the Importance of Voting

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WCI Blayney Blades were delighted to receive funding recently from the Department of Foreign Affairs under the Communicating Europe Initiative. The funding was administered locally by Monaghan County Council who invited voluntary organisations, educational bodies and civil society groups/entities to submit applications for funding.The Communicating Europe Initiative provides funding for …

Ageing Redefined at Inaugural Age Friendly Ambassadors’ Day

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23 May 2024: Societal views on ageing are evolving rapidly and positively, outlined 31 Age Friendly Ireland Ambassadors from the worlds of entertainment, sports, journalism, and business today (23 May). These ambassadors — including prominent figures such as former Irish hotelier and television personality Francis Brennan and actress Geraldine Plunkett — …

Wexford Library Updates

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Healthy Age Friendly Homes with Deirdre Mulally – Thursday 30th May at 7.00pm Join Deirdre – Local Wexford Co-ordinator for an informative talk and learn more about the Healthy Age Friendly Homes Programme that recently launched in Wexford by Age Friendly Ireland. The programme is aimed at supporting older people to live in their …

Inaugural Age Well Expo draws over 1,500 attendees

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On Tuesday, May 7th, Waterford’s first Age Well Expo took place in the Tower Hotel and was attended by over 1,500 participants throughout the afternoon. The Age Friendly Waterford event, in association with Healthy Waterford, UPMC Whitfield and Waterford City and County Council showcased the services, supports and activities available …

Free Climate Conversation for over 60’s

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Offaly County Council are bringing the Mount Lucas Training Rig to the Bridge Centre , Tullamore Co Offaly for 4 days in June ( 4th to 7th) . Over the 4 days there will be a variety of presentations and drop-in sessions for the public. SEAI staff will be available …

Soulsong Community Gospel Choir

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Presents – Afternoon Tea Party. Supported by WYTEC Waterford Date: Saturday 6th July. Venue: Cill Barra Community Centre,  [Brill Centre].  Time:  2pm -6pm. Price:   €10. Contact:  Joan  *protected email* Phone: 089 429 8678 Ticket includes Afternoon tea, Music, Dancing and for all you singers out there, an invite up for …

Raheny Age Friendly Update

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This month we welcomed Kevin O’Brien and his two colleagues Dean Rock and Sinead Desmond from Handy Helpers. Handy Helpers is a not-for-profit service that specialises in working with older people. They provided an informative overview of their service and kindly provided smoke alarms to all attendees. They took questions …

31 new bus shelters given green light for funding in Limerick City & County

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The funding, which has been issued by the National Transport Authority (NTA), will see twenty bus shelters constructed in county Limerick, with a further eleven earmarked for the metropolitan area. Age Friendly Limerick are thrilled to witness advancements in this area, as it resonates with Theme 2 – Transportation, of …

Longford Age Friendly  Programme Update

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OPC Convention 9th/10th May Kilkenny Longford Older Person’s Council Chairperson Kitty Burkhill and Longford Age Friendly Co-ordinator Paula Mulry were delighted to be among the 200 older people from across Ireland who gathered for the Age Friendly Ireland National Older People’s Councils (OPC) Convention held last week in Kilkenny. The …

Library Updates

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New Ross Library Beachcombing Revelations and Biodiversity on the South East Coast https://wexfordcoco.libcal.com/event/4201083 My Life of Woolcraft with Annie Gambrill from Killala Woolcraft https://wexfordcoco.libcal.com/event/4207719 The Gus Handcock Digital Photo Archive with Monica Wallace https://wexfordcoco.libcal.com/event/4206929 Irish Ceílí Dancing in the Library Park with Sarah Cody https://wexfordcoco.libcal.com/event/4208891 Bunclody Library Wexford Bat Group Talk …

Kildare’s Intergenerational Social Media Training

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The Kildare Age Friendly programme were delighted to welcome young people from youth Projects across the Kildare/Newbridge Municipal District to deliver an intergenerational social media training session to our OPC. The young people were paired 1-1 with our OPC members who wanted to learn about Facebook, Instagram and Tiktoc. The …

Dementia-proof your diet and lifestyle

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The Food for the Brain charity focuses on helping people make simple, positive changes that will give your brain and memory an upgrade and dementia-proof your diet and lifestyle in the future A free on-line Cognitive Function Test, available at foodforthebrain.org not only shows how your brain is working, but there’s also …

Community Choir

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Age Friendly Laois and Edwards Lifesciences are supporting the community choir initiative, which is being run by Music Generation Laois. Sign up and we will see you at an as yet secret venue in July!! The benefits of intergenerational work Some of the benefits of intergenerational work include:

National Older People’s Council Convention Kilkenny 2024 – Day 2

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Day 2 saw Catherine McGuigan, introducing the morning session and the guest panelist. Mark Harrington, National Manager of the Healthy Age Friendly Homes Programme,spoke about how the Healthy Age Friendly Homes programme supports older people to live in their own home with dignity and independence, for as long as possible …

National Older People’s Council Convention Kilkenny 2024 – Day 1

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This year’s theme is ‘Ageing with Independence’ The National Older Peoples Council Convention brings the Older People’s Councils together from all across Ireland giving an opportunity to discuss topics, network and learn from each other. The benefit of the Convention is to contribute to the work of the Older People’s …