Tuesday, June 14, 2011

New Photos from Living Scenes

A selection of photos taken from the final - and highly exiciting days - of the 2010 - 2011 Living Scenes  programme. Included are photos taken during the final morning on the course and not forgetting the amazing launch of the Living Scenes Booklet, 'A Rising Tide' both on 31st May 2011

Just click on the picture below to see all the photos!!


ps. keep on eye on the site for the official photos as taken by the local press on the night of the launch!!

Monday, June 13, 2011

World Elder Abuse Awareness Day

Elder Abuse Workshop

World Elder Abuse Awareness Day will take place on Wednesday 15th June 2011 and to mark the day in Ireland, the HSE’s Older People’s Service will be holding a series of workshops concerning the issue of elder abuse. 


The workshops are being organised in conjunction with the local community services in each area and in Galway, there are 5 workshops bring held;
·     St. Francis Community Nursing Unit, Newcastle, Galway
Date: Wednesday June 15th
Time: 10.15am to 12 noon
To book a place call Rose O’Connor on 091 524 574

·     Croí na Gaillimhe Resource Centre, 1 Mill Street, Galway
Date: Wednesday June 15th
Time: 2.15pm to 4.30pm
To book a place call 091 895 203

·    Sonas, Mervue, Galway
Date: Thursday June 16th
Time: 2.15pm to 4.30pm
Opening address: Mr. JJ O’Kane, HSE, Manager of Older People Services for Galway
To book a place call 091 753 402

·     Ballinasloe Social Services Centre, Upper Brackernagh, Ballinasloe
Date: Friday June 17th
Time: 12 noon
To book a place call Teresa at 09096 43217

·     Day Centre, Clonbur
Date: Friday June 17th
Time: 2.15pm to 4.30pm
No booking required

The aim of the workshops will be to raise awareness about what elder abuse is, the warning signs of abuse, the supports available if a person is being abused, and how to access them.
The workshop at Croí na Gaillimhe will be run by Susan Rodden (Social Worker - HSE West). The workshop will run from 2.15pm to 4.30pm. There is no cost to attend the workshop and it is open to all interested people.


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