Monday, February 24, 2014

T H A N K S !

Thanks to you all out there who have been looking up our Blog
since it's inception.
While the site was mainly intended to keep local people informed about events at the centre,
it is obvious that relations and friends of local elderly, from abroad, 
 are also looking in.
Statistics for page-views to date are as follows:

USA - 505;  Ireland - 416;  Malaysia - 69;  Russia - 32;   Germany - 18;
Serbia - 14;  Indonesia - 11;  Nigeria - 7;
Canada - 5;  Poland - 5.
Only the top ten on the list of page-viewers is ever available.
There have been many more, 
but an accurate list needs daily checking and recording.

Friday, February 14, 2014


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Thursday, February 6, 2014


On completion of a membership application, and payment of an annual fee of €10, one can avail of a full daily lunch for €7 or take-away for €5. If transport to the centre is a problem, please contact us at the numbers given. You may then also drop in at anytime for a cup of tea and a chat. Mild exercise classes are held each Wednesday from 11.30 am to 12.30 am, with Darren Loftus in charge. Wednesdays, from 2.00 pm to 4.00 pm, is music, song and dance time, with a number of local professional and amateurs to entertain you. The nominal charge of €2 for this also covers tea and cake. On alternate Tuesdays we’ll have you feeling great with complementary therapies. A chiropodist attends on alternate Wednesdays. Appointments must be made in advance.

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

PRESENTATION 4th February, 2014

At a function in Waterford, yesterday February 4th, Dolmen Active Retirement Association kindly presented a cheque to Alice Kiersey, manageress of Portlaw's Dr. Martin Day Centre for the Elderly, consisting of the proceeds of a raffle at the association's annual Christmas  dinner, plus a contribution from the association's own funds. Dolmen ARA, now over twelve years in existence, caters for active retired people in a wide area of east Waterford. In additions to monthly meetings, quite a number of day outings, longer trips, and various other activities are held. One and two-day trips to Dublin theatres, by train,  have been most popular. New members are most welcome. Monthly meetings are held at the 'Holy Cross', first Tuesday of each month, from 10.30 am until 12.30 pm, where visiting speakers talk on varied topics.

Left to right:  Cecily Cunningham - newly-elected Chairperson of Dolmen ARA; Alice Kiersey - Dr. Martin Centre; Aileen Stevenson - outgoing Chairperson of Dolmen ARA; Anne Corcoran - Dr. Martin Centre.

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Welcome to both Alice and Sharon, now assisting with co-authoring this Blog!

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Photos from the 2013 Christmas party will continue to be added to the relevant section
for some time to come.

The Latest News

An outing to the Lady Lane Centre in Waterford city has been arranged for Thursday 13th February. Only a limited number of seats are available. Please contact us to book yours.

The course COLOUR ME BEAUTIFUL is being planned, and will take place shortly over a series of three Tuesday afternoons. Book in advance by phone, or contact manageress, Alice, at the centre (051)387111 or mobile  (087)0570652.