Positive Ageing Week Thurles 2015

positive-ageing-week-poster-2015Christopher J. Verling reports on Positive Ageing Week Thurles 2015.

Positive Ageing Week Thurles 2015 begins tomorrow, with a full programme of events from October 1st to October 8th inclusive.

Sponsorship of all events has been secured by the Positive Ageing Thurles committee, thus making all events, taking place during the week, free of charge, except for the “Trip Around Tipp”.

Positive Ageing Week Thurles 2015 Programme of Events

Thursday 1st October: The “Trip Around Tipp”.  Join up for a ramble around South Tipperary with local historian Jimmy Duggan, who returns to demonstrate another side to our Premier County. The tour will take in Ballingarry War House, lunch in Clonmel and then a visit to the Swiss Cottage and St Paul’s Church of Ireland in Cahir.  A fee in this case of €10 only will apply, but will cover transport, entrance fees and lunch. Here places are limited and do note this tour does include some walking. Please wear appropriate footwear and rain gear. To reserve your place, contact Thurles Library on Tel: 0504-29720.

Friday 2nd, 9th, 16th and 23rd October: Memoir Writing Workshops in Thurles Library, The Source, Thurles from 12:00noon -1:00 p.m. Here Librarian, M/s Mary McCormack, will facilitate a series of memoir writing workshops, where the participants will be encouraged to write about their memories and experiences. Mary will look at themes like family and home life, school, pastimes, working and social life. The workshops will begin on 2nd October with “Introduction and Family plus Home Life”; 9th October with “School, and Pastimes”; 16th October with “Historical, National Events and Social life”; 23rd October concludes with “Useful Tips and Hints about writing memoirs. Contact Thurles Library on Tel. 0504-29720 to reserve your place. (Note: All these workshops are free of charge.)

Monday 5th October: Musical Entertainment in Golden Years Centre; from 11.30 a.m. 12.30 p.m.  Pat Marnane and Fran Curry will sing a selection of your favourite songs, past and present. They have been performing for many years in Ireland, the U.K. and the U.S.   Audience members will be welcome to sing along or perform a party piece.  For more info. contact M/s Catherine Hayes, Tel. 0504 27654.

Also happening on Monday 5th October,  Join together for BINGO in the Community Hospital of the Assumption from 2:00p.m. 3:30 p.m. This event as always promises to be a fun afternoon with lots of spot prizes. Refreshments will be also provided. For more info. contact M/s Deirdre Mullen on Tel. 0504 27700.

Tuesday 6th October: Card Making Workshop. Mrs Nancy Tynan will facilitate a card making workshop on Tuesday, in the Order of Malta Hall, Borroway, Thurles from 2:00p.m.4:00p.m.  At this workshop you will get hands-on experience in card making and will leave with a beautiful, hand-crafted card, made by you. To book your place for this event, do call Mobile 086 8038820.

Wednesday 7th October: Celebration Mass & Tea Dance
Venue: Anner Hotel; 2:00p.m. 5:00 p.m.  Join the celebration of Mass, followed by a Tea Dance, with music provided by Tina McGarry. Anyone who requires assistance with transport please call the Order of Malta, who will be on hand to assist.

Thursday 8th October: Lár na Páirce GAA Museum Tour, Slievenamon Road, Thurles, beginning at 11:00 a.m. The Positive Ageing Week festivities come to an end with a tour of the local GAA museum. To book a place on this tour please telephone Mobile 086 3903396.

The Positive Ageing Thurles committee would like to express their gratitude to the following:- The Society of St. Vincent de Paul, Thurles Credit Union, Thurles Lions Club and the Health Service Executive (HSE).

Please do inform elderly parents and their friends of these upcoming events.


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