Tipperary Home Instead Senior Care have welcomed the recent publication of the Government’s National Positive Ageing Strategy 2013.
Increased longevity is a sign of economic and social progress. This ‘Strategy,’ encourages us to recognise our increased longevity as one of the greatest achievements of our time. The four national goals from the strategy are listed hereunder.
(1) Remove barriers to participation and provide more opportunities for the continued involvement of people as they age in all aspects of cultural, economic and social life in their communities according to their needs, preferences and capacities.
(2) Support people as they age to maintain, improve or manage their physical and mental health and well being.
(3) Enable people to age with confidence, security and dignity in their own homes and communities for as long as possible.
(4) Support and use research about people as they age to better inform policy responses to population.
In Ireland, at the last Census in 2011, there were approximately 535,000 people aged over 65 in the population, representing an increase of 14.4 per cent since 2006. Ireland will experience an unprecedented ageing of the population in the first half of the twenty-first century and by 2041 there will be an estimated 1.3 million to 1.4 million people aged over 65 years, representing 20-25 per cent of the total Irish population.
The National Positive Ageing Strategy Vision begins “Ireland will be a society for all ages that celebrates and prepares properly for individual and population ageing.“ Home Instead Senior Care believes that to achieve this, each and every one us will need to take greater responsibility for our own ageing.
One issue to consider is how to stay at home, in the event that you suffered an accident such as a broken leg, or had a stroke or developed an illness that affected your mobility. Often, people in hospital are unable to return home for simple reasons such as lack of downstairs bathroom. A “stay home,” plan needs to consider how you could live at home on one floor, if you lacked the mobility to use stairs.
The plan needs to consider how you would manage with daily tasks such as cooking or showering or housekeeping whilst you are convalescing at home. You need to have conversations with family members and understand what help they could bring. No one wants to be a burden on family members, so it is important to know exactly what commitment sons and daughters can give, in the event you need their help.
Sometimes it is not appropriate for family members to assist with tasks such as showering, or family members may not be able to visit every day. In such instances, it is important to budget for private home care. As we age, so our budgeting must reflect new costs associated with ageing positively at home.
For more information on this topic Telephone 0504 91100 or check for more ideas on successful ageing, which can be found on the Home Instead Senior Care FACEBOOK page.
The funeral of the late Mr Bobby Ryan, aged 52, whose body was found in a disused slurry tank at Fawnagown, near Bansha, in Co Tipperary on April 30th last, will take place tomorrow.
Mr Ryan’s body was recovered almost two years after he had been reported missing, on June 3, 2011, after he left the farm outside Tipperary town and failed to turn up to his place of employment.
Mr Ryan during his lifetime had worked as a lorry driver and also a part-time Disc Jockey at weekends and was well known across South Tipperary by the stage-name, “Mr Moonlight.”
His removal to St John the Baptist Church, Cashel, took place at 7.30pm this evening and his funeral Mass will take place tomorrow, Monday 20th May, at 12.00 noon.
Gardaí launched an immediate murder enquiry following a post mortem on Mr Ryan’s remains.
It is understood that a middle-aged man from Tipperary is currently at the centre of Garda inquiries regarding his untimely death.
Picture shows just a small section of the many happy young people who received their First Holy Communion yesterday, in the Cathedral of The Assumption, here in Thurles, Co Tipperary, attending from a local primary school in the area.
First Communion is traditionally an important religious ceremony for Roman Catholic families. Among those raised in the Catholic tradition, Holy Communion is the third sacrament received from seven sacraments.
The social mission of First Communion is a rite of passage leading to Confirmation and a tradition surrounding same usually include large family gatherings and this was indeed evident in Thurles Cathedral yesterday, with only standing room available for this most joyous of Christian annual events.
Thurles Cathedral Of The Assumption
The Cathedral of the Assumption stands on a site which has ecclesiastical associations since the beginning of the 14th century when a Carmelite Priory was established in Thurles.
About the year 1730 a humble thatched chapel was erected in the vicinity of the former priory, courtesy of the generosity and goodwill of the local Mathew family. For the next eighty years this simple structure would serve the needs of a poor yet devout Roman Catholic Community.
During the years C.1804 -1807, at a cost of over (Stg) £10,000.00, Archbishop Thomas Bray replaced the thatched chapel with the very impressive “Big Chapel,” of Thurles. Though not formally constituted a Cathedral, this Big Chapel served as the Mother Church to the Archdiocese until, in September 1862, Archbishop Dr Patrick Leahy (Archbishop of Cashel & Emly from 1857 until 1875.) made a decision to substantially renovate and upgrade the then existing building.
The entire cost of the finished project amounted to some (Stg) £30,000.00, with the final design taken in good part from the Cathedral of Pisa in Italy.
An Bord Pleanála have rejected plans to build a major shopping centre on the site of the old Erin Foods factory here in Thurles.
The original decision to close the Erin Foods Factory came about after a group-wide review by the then parent company, Premier Foods, in November 2007, to consolidate the manufacturing of a number of its key brands. The plant closed the following June with the loss of 95 jobs.
Thurles Town Council had granted initial permission for the planned development on September 13th last year, subject to 19 conditions to the original plans submitted, which related mainly to the size of the property and the required modifications to various road and access routes.
Baycross Developments Limited had put forward the plans for the demolition of the old Erin Foods factory, replacing it with a retail development which had included a Fast Food drive-through outlet, a Supermarket, Restaurant, two ESB Substations, Vehicular and Pedestrian access, a Cycle Track, the provision of two Roundabouts and other associated development works on the Slievenamon Road, Clongour, Thurles Town Parks area of the town.
The initial plans had attracted considerable local opposition from the Thurles’ business community, with concerns that such a large-scale complex proposed, would delete footfall from Liberty Sq, Thurles, with many understandably fearing that this new complex would now destroy the character and commercial activity, once so vibrant in the town centre.
Over a period spanning some 15 years to date, Thurles has lost some 1,700 jobs due to factory and other business closures, with none of these jobs having been replaced to-date .
Two communications sent recently by the tourism group Hidden Tipperary, to the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, Mr Richard Bruton, in the hope of generating serious debate on the current jobless plight of Thurles, have as yet only received standard token acknowledgements.
Dear Mr Willoughby,
I wish to acknowledge receipt of your email to the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, Mr Richard Bruton TD.
I will bring your correspondence to the Minister’s attention at the earliest opportunity.
Minister Bruton’s Office.
Meanwhile the decision required to seek the repatriation of the Derrynaflan Hoard back to its home here in Thurles Co.Tipperary, now remains shrouded in secrecy. No information to-date has been made available to the public confirming an earlier communications from Noel Coonan TD, (Dated April 15th. last ) which stated that the matter would be decided by North Tipperary Co Council and Thurles Town Council, following the disclosure of ‘imaginary meetings,’ some two weeks previous.
It would appear, confirmed by local press reports, that our current Tipperary elected representatives are only interested in individual political point scoring, continuous waffling and the further enhancement of a political culture that in no way helps to expand mature public interest amongst their voting public.
This supercilious self-importance must immediately be haulted and remember you the voting public can immobilize this unashamed arrogance, beginning at the next local elections.
Mr Marney O’Regan has been announced as the newly appointed Manager of the Bank of Ireland here in Thurles, Co Tipperary.
Mr O’Regan will replace M/S Deirdre Shine, latter who has now been appointed Branch Manager, some 44.8km away, in the “Marble City,” Kilkenny .
Mr O’Regan, is understood to possess extensive banking experience within the Bank of Ireland and has previously held, for the past 10 years, the post of Manager in Nenagh, Co Tipperary, as well as Limerick City for two years, all prior to this new appointment.
Mr O’Regan will now join the well known local professional team of business advisor’s, Mr Fergus Melody and Mr Christy Kennedy, at Bank of Ireland in the town.
We welcome Mr O’Regan to the Cathedral Town of Thurles and wish him every success, in this his latest posting.