Thursday, September 10, 2015

The Wednesday Sesions

We are pleased to announce
that the Wednesday afternoon
Music, Song and Dance Sessions
have re-started,
now that the summer holidays are over.
Hours are - 2.00 pm to 4.00 pm.
The nominal admission fee of Euro 2 includes Tea & Cake! 

Hammering it out on the floor yesterday were
Pol Sexton and Michael O'Donnell.

Seosaimhín, Bean de Paor.

With deep regret
we learned of the death of
a dear friend and patron of the Centre,
Bean de Paor.
'Bean' came to the Centre every Thursday
to catch up on the latest happenings in the town, 
and loved the chat with everyone.
She will be deeply missed by us all.

                                                                                                                                                         Seosaimhín, Bean de Paor, nee Talbóid,
a fuair bás Dé Máirt seo caite.
Solas na bhflaitheas uirthí. 

(ag an Ionad Oidhreachta, Meán Fómhair, 2006).

Bric-a-brac Sale

Bric-a-brac Sale in the Dr Martin Day Centre on Saturday  the 14th of November. All donations would be greatly appreciated ( good quality books, toys, clothes and ornaments). We will also hold our Raffle on the day;  tickets will be out shortly in aid of the Centre.
1.      Cash prize of  300 euro
2.      Garden bench (kindly made by Noel Molloy)
3.      Patchwork Quilt
4.      Hamper
5.      Hamper by Flahavans
6.      Voucher for Complementary Therapist
7.      Voucher for Beautician

If anyone in surrounding areas would like to come to the Dr Martin Day Centre, and needs transport, we would be happy to try and arrange same.  If lack of transport is preventing people from coming to centre, please contact the centre and we will do our best to sort out the situation.
We will have some new activities for the winter months, such as Flower Arranging;  this is starting shortly, on Tuesdays,  2-4 in the afternoons. We are also starting cookery classes on Tuesdays  and are looking for volunteers to help us out. Calling all good cooks in the local area, if you have any suggestions, tips, ideas;  we would really appreciate them. Anyone with good recipes for home baking please feel free to call in to give us a hand. We would like to make up a booklet for all the good recipes and try them out here at the centre.
Feana’s Fun programme is running on Tuesday mornings; this is excellent for an active mind;  all are welcome to drop in. Darren Loftus comes on Wednesdays , 11.30 to 12.30 to do exercise. We have music every Wednesday afternoon by our local musicians Kevin Nolan, Seán O Brien, Mgt. Dooley, Gerry Walsh, Bim Connors, Busty Griffin and Tom Comerford, and I would like to thank them all for all their help and support at the centre.  We have Mediation on Thursday morning and Bingo on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons. We have shower facilities and hair washing service in the centre; if anyone would like to avail of this service, please drop in.
Any older people in the community with any issues and problems with their medical card, or any other type of forms, call to the centre and I will try to help people to fill these in.
Eyes on the Road mobile opticians are here by appointment only;  if anyone needs to see the opticians, please call to centre.
The Complementary Therapist will be here at the centre every second Tuesday; you can make an appointment by calling the centre. The Chiropodist is also here every second Wednesday at the centre; please ring for an appointment (051) 387111.
We now have a Beautician here in the centre on alternate Tuesdays, so if you would like to pamper yourself with a facial, manicure or pedicure, call to book ,or pop in. Very reasonable rates and comes highly recommended. 
                                                                                                   Alice - Manager.