Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Launch of the Living Scenes Programme with Croí na Gaillimhe, NUIG and Galway Community College

NUI Galway, in collaboration with St Vincent de Paul, Croí na Gaillimhe Resource Centre and Galway Community College, yesterday (Tuesday, 22 June) launched a new community model of Intergenerational Learning, adapting the University’s current Living Scenes Intergenerational Programme, which has been operating in Irish Secondary Schools for the last ten years.

Pictured at the launch of the 'Living Scenes' Programme (l-r) : Seamus O’Grady, NUI Galway; Rita Duffy, Principal Galway Community College, Séamus MacMathúna and Mary Surlis, NUI Galway; Michael McCann, Education Officer and Loretta Needham of Croí na Gaillimhe SVP.

Monday, June 28, 2010

Photos taken at the AIB Better Ireland Awards Presentation

The photos that were taken at the AIB Better Ireland Awards Presentation on the 14th April 2010, have been added to our 'Photos' page.

Croí na Gaillimhe was shortlisted for the AIB Better Ireland Awards 2009 / 2010! The programme is run by the AIB and is aimed at providing funding for projects that support and help children. We are one of three projects chosen by our local branch and after a very competitive vote, we were delighted to come second in the competition and to receive €3,000.00 towards our 'Living Scenes' Intergenerational project. The below photos were taken at the AIB Better Ireland Awards Presentation on 14th April 2010.

 

Tea Dance

Don't forget that our 'Tea Dance' will start this Friday, 2nd July at 2pm. There is no admission cost, but a small contribution to the lovely tea and homecakes.

Tea Dance poster
   

Thursday, June 24, 2010

New Photos

There are some new photos on our photo page at Croí na Gaillimhe. Check it out straight away!

Monday, June 21, 2010

NEW!!! Wednesday Dinner and Social Club Photos

Here is a small selection of photos taken at our very successful 'Delicious Dinners' at Croí na Gaillimhe on Wednesday afternoons, followed by our Social Club. The Dinners take place at 1pm on Wednesday at a cost of €6.00 for a two course dinner (main course and dessert) followed by tea / coffee and biscuits. The Social Club takes place from 2- 3.30pm. There is no cost for the Social Club and new-comers are always welcome. Our activities include card games, board games, movies, indoor bowling, bingo and much more. Come along for a cup of tea and a friendly chat.









Tuesday, June 15, 2010

New Summer Timetable

We have a new 'Summer Timetable' that will run from the 14th June until 31st August 2010.
                                                              


Monday, June 14, 2010

Free Lifeskills Talk and New Life SKills Course Available

Are you recently unemployed and looking for some easy methods of releasing all that stress and more? Come to a relaxing and fun talk in Croí na Gaillimhe to give you some easy and manageable tools to help manage your stress.

Emer is a Qualified Holistic Therapist/Lifeskills Consultant who has trained in various Therapies from Chinese Medicine to Aromatherapy. On the morning Emer will be giving some information on what exactly Lifeskills is all about and show you gentle methods of relaxation/mediations, gentle exercises to simple techniques which are manageable in everyone’s everyday life, helping you manage your stress, reducing and relieving everyday tension, managing pain, promoting relaxation, good health and well-being.

Lifeskills is based on the knowledge that the mind and body are closely intertwined and reflect each other. Emer consolidates her existing knowledge with her Lifeskills Training.

Emer will also be running a six-week 'Life Skills' course at Croí na Gaillimhe. Some of the aims and objectives of this course will include:
  • Confidence Building
  • Discover your strengths and recognise your potential
  • Goal setting and achieving
  • Time management and budgets
  • Stress management
  • Visualisation and relaxation techniques
The free LIFESKILLS talk takes place on Friday 9th July at 11am

The LIFESKILLS course starts on Thursday 22nd July at 11am - 1pm. The cost of the course is €50.


If you have any queries please contact Loretta or Maria at Croí na Gaillimhe Resource Centre at 091 895203



Sunday, June 13, 2010

New Computer Classes - Update!

Croí na Gaillimhe's popular 'Computers for Beginners' course will commence on Wednesday 16th and Monday 21st of June and will run for 6 weeks. The Wednesday class will run from 11am - 1pm with a short tea break. The Monday class will run from 2pm - 4pm, also with a short tea break.

The topics covered on the courses include:
  • Introduction to using a Mouse and Keyboard
  • Desktop
  • Starting the Interent / Searching for Information
  • Downloading Pictures
  • Setting up an e-mail account / Sending e-mails and attachements
There is also an 'optional ' module, where students can choose to between an intoduction to photography, on-line banking and registering motor tax online among others.

The cost of the course is €50 for the waged and €20 for the unwaged / retired. 

As always there is a waiting list for our ever popular classes, but don't let this put you off! Phone us on 091 - 895203 to check the availability and we fill fit you in as soon as a place is available.

Monday, June 7, 2010

Tea Dances

Starting on Friday 2nd July, Croí na Gaillimhe will be holding a 'Tea Dance' on the first Friday of every month. The Tea Dance will run from 2pm -4pm. There is no entrance fee, although we do ask for a small contribution for the tea / coffee and delicious cakes that will be provided.

Join us for a cup of tea, a friendly chat and a boogie! For more information just phone us on 091 895203 or just pop in!! See our poster below for further details.
Tea Dance poster

New Computer Classes for Beginners

Croí na Gaillimhe's popular 'Computers for Beginners' course will commence on Wednesday 16th and Monday 21st of June and will run for 6 weeks. As always there is a waiting list for our ever popular classes, but don't let this put you off! Phone us on 091 895203 to check the availability and we fill fit you in as soon as a place is available.

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Struggling with literacy, numeracy and now, recession

According to the last international survey, one in four - that is, about half a million - Irish adults have problems reading and writing. With such a large proporation of Irish population needing support, it is no wonder that the National Adult Literacy Agency is kept busy.

The below article appeared in the 'Irish Times' on Wednesday 26th May 2010. The article focuses on the literacy problems faced by so many of our population and just how the current recession is adding to the problem. The National Adult Literacy Agency (NALA)is an independent charity committed to making sure people with literacy and numeracy difficulties can participate fully in our society and have access to learning opportunities that meet their needs.

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