Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Galway Calendar of Events 2010 for Positive Ageing Week

The below calendar lists off the events taking place in Galway City from Monday 27th September to Saturday 2nd October to celebrate Positive Ageing Week.

Galway Calendar of Events 2010

Directory of Services for Older People in Galway City

A Directory of Services for older People has recently been launched in Galway City. The Directory is the result of reseach undertaken by Galway Healthy Cities project. The research asked older people for their views on the extened to which Galway is an 'age-friendly' city. As a result, a number of agencies and groups (including the Croí na Gaillimhe Resource Centre) worked together to complile a comprehensive directory of the community, voluntary organisations, HSE and other public services available in Galway city and also, details of national organistions.

The below link will open the document.
Directory of Services for Older People - Galway

Positive Ageing Week 2010

Positive Ageing Week 2010 takes place from Friday 24th September until Saturday 2nd October and over 800 events will be held nationwide to celebrate. Positive Ageing Week is now in its eight year and the aim of the programme is to focus on the positive aspects of ageing. It is easy to place an emphasis on the negative side, but with Positive Ageing Week, we celebrate the achievements of older people, and the contribution made by older people to their communities, along with celebrating the support services provided to older people in our community.

Positive Ageing Week is run by Age Action Ireland and local groups and is sponsored by ESB Customer Supply. It forms part of Age Action’s celebration of the UN ‘International Day of Older Persons’ (1st October). Events and activities are organised by active retirement groups, local voluntary groups, nursing homes, libraries, commercial organisations and individual older people themselves.

Galway is one of the 15 ‘Positive Ageing Towns’ in Ireland for 2010 and is joined as a Positive Ageing Week host town by Arklow, Athy, Ballymun, Boyle, Cashel, Drogheda, Dublin, Dundalk, Dungarvan, Midleton, Sligo, Trim, Tullamore and Waterford.

As part of the Positive Ageing Week celebrations in Galway, the Croí na Gaillimhe Resource Centre will be hosting a number of events.

Monday 27th September from 2pm – 3.30pm
On Monday 27th September, members of the Garda Síochana will give a chat on ‘Safety and Security’ advice for older people and afterwards a group relaxation class will take place with Emer Maher. Emer has previously worked with us during Positive Ageing Week last year and her sessions were a great success, so we are all looking forward to an informative and stress-less afternoon!

Tuesday 28th September from 2.30pm – 3.30pm
On Tuesday 28th September, a ‘Craft Fair’ will take place at the Centre at 2.30pm. During the Fair, participants from the Knitting Club, Painting & Drawing Classes, and Pottery Classes will display their art work. There will also be knitting, pottery and card making demonstrations.

Wednesday 29th September from 2pm – 3.30pm
On Wednesday 29th September, the Garda Síochana will give another talk on issues relevant to older people and Emer will return for a group relaxation class.

Friday 1st October from 2pm – 4pm
Our Positive Ageing Week celebrations, will conclude on Friday 1st October with our popular ‘Tea Dance and live music’. We will be joined by several musicians on the day to provide a mix of different genres of music. All are welcome to join us for the final celebration.

Tea and biscuits will be provided at all events and each event is open to the public and free of charge, although a contribution to tea/coffee/biscuits would be appreciated.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

New Timetable for September 2010

Our new Croí na Gaillimhe timetable is now available. We will be running classes in Computing, Movement & Relaxation, Drawing, Creative Writing and Line Dancing. Also, our popular Knitting club will continue and the Croí na Gaillimhe 'Delicious Dinners' will take place on both Monday and Wednesday afternoons at 1pm, followed by the Social Club.

For more information, then please phone us at 091 - 895203 or e-mail us at info@croi-na-gaillimhe.org

September Timetable for Blog

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