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OCTOBER 2013

MAKING THE MOST OF OUR OUTDOORS

 ACTIVITIES & HORTICULTURE

 We made the most of our mild weather this October and got outdoors in our heritage garden as much as possible. Some people engaged themselves practicing their putting skills on our green while others took part in some group activities such as horseshoe throwing and ring throwing. Our vegetables are absolutely delicious and we continue to use them in our salads and in our catering department. We planted 125 Hyacinths this month to have them ready for Christmas arrangements

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HALLOWEEN CELEBRATIONS

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HEALTH PROMOTION

 

AGEING WITH CONFIDENCE

This course finished for our Wednesday Group this month but we look forward to running it again for our clients on Tuesdays after Christmas

 

COMPUTER CLASSES

This class started up this month and clients are finding it very useful and informative. We have 13 computers that can be used for this purpose.

 

MEDITATION

Ann O’Sullivan will be starting this group for our clients on Wednesdays. She held taster sessions and the feedback was very positive to have this introduced. We are extremely grateful to Ann for facilitating this for us. She heard about our Centre at a presentation in Sixmilebridge last month and volunteered to become involved.

 

LIBRARY ARCHIVES

Teresa from Clare County Library archives came to visit with us again with relevant

clippings, newspapers and books for our clients in attendance. The information she brought with her was of great interest as always. This service has proven to be very

enjoyable since we linked up at the beginning of the year.

 

POSITIVE AGEING WEEK

Mary facilitated how to make the most of our wardrobes with accessorizing. Bryan Flynn entertained us with music and singing with our clients joining in. Frances held

appropriately themed art classes around the beauty of ageing with grapes maturing into wine. Our volunteers brought us back in time in costume. We facilitated our Tuesday Group to support their local Family Resource Centre Tea Dance. For our other groups we had afternoon tea in our Centre. We had some wonderful baking using organic ingredients. CLDC company ran an information session regarding their community initiative ‘Cuirt’ and Donal Hurley came to speak with us regarding Elder Abuse Awareness. Bridget made some beautiful arrangements using flowers, foliage and berries and demonstrated how our clients could reproduce these at home. We had a wonderfully diverse and enjoyable week

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