Wednesday, October 13, 2021

AUTUMN LEAVES


"The time of the falling leaves has come again. Once more in our morning walk we tread upon carpets of gold and crimson, of brown and bronze, woven by the winds or the rains out of these delicate textures while we slept.

    How beautifully the leaves grow old! How full of light and colour are their last days! There are exceptions, of course. The leaves of most of the fruit-trees fade and wither and fall ingloriously. They bequeath their heritage of colour to their fruit. Upon it they lavish the hues which other trees lavish upon their leaves . . . 

    But in October what a feast to the eye our woods and groves present! The whole body of the air seems enriched by their calm, slow radiance. They are giving back the light they have been absorbing from the sun all summer."    - John Burroughs - 'The Falling Leaves' under the Maples. 

 

The Latest News from Alice!



Our opening hours will be extending on Tuesday the 26th of October: 

Opening 10am until 4pm, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. Our activities

include chair yoga at 11.30 on Tuesdays, exercise class at 11.30 on

Wednesdays and meditation at 11.30 on Thursdays. In the afternoons we have

games of bingo, quizzes and we are happy to be completing a new project

which is a life story book about each of our members. We will also have music

back soon on a Wednesday. We have one to one computer classes starting for

half an hour long with use of tablet, smart phone and laptops.

Wednesday, September 15, 2021

TV PERSONALITIES

 Featured prominently yesterday, Sept. 14th, 2021, on a number of RTE TV news programmes, were the Centre Manageress, Alice Kiersey and client, Bridget McGrath.


 The news item was announcing a new  map showing Centres around the country which provided Meals on Wheels, thus making it easier for newcomers to locate their nearest provision centre,

 


Thursday, August 5, 2021

RESTRICTIONS LIFTED!


 Some photos shortly from a visit on Tuesday, August 4th.



Some more images to follow!

A single left-click on each image will show an enlarged copy.

Saturday, July 3, 2021

The Secret Ingredient!


 

LATEST NEWS


 DR MARTIN DAYCARE CENTRE REOPENING TUEDAY THE 20th OF JULY

We have great news at long last we hope to  officially reopen our centre on Tuesday the 20th of July at 11 am till 2 pm each day following guidelines from Government and NPHET. We are delighted to reopen our centre and we will put the health and safety of our members at the forefront always. Unfortunately, we cannot provide transport for the foreseeable future but anyone with problems please contact me and we will try to help and support any issues around this.

Dinner and dessert can be delivered daily for only 7.50 euro;  ring in order before 10.30 each morning on – 051-387111 /0874611309

The centre will open 3 days a week, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 11am to 2 pm each day, but it is very important for you all to know we are always here to help and support you in any way we can.

I can be contacted on my phone every day at 087-4611309. Do not hesitate to call for any help and support you might need, even for a chat if you are feeling lonely or just need someone to talk to. We can deliver a nice fresh hot dinner, get some shopping for you or collect a prescription in the chemist. We can now deliver to outside the village of Portlaw so no matter where you live in Co. Waterford call us for help and support if needed.

We can arrange an Emergency Response System (Panic Button) installed into their home, for someone living alone or with any health concerns. Please call the Dr Martin Day Centre Portlaw, also there is an excellent offer at the moment. We can apply through Pobal for equipment; first-year monitoring fee is free and 66 euros yearly after that. Anyone is welcome to help in our centre and I can also help with disability parking permits for anyone eligible.

Any enquires please call (051) 387111/ (087-4611309

ADDITIONAL NEWS - 6th July 2021:

We have a Healthcare course starting in September which will be run by the WWETB

one morning a week. If you are interested please contact me             on 087-4611309; also . . . 

supports will be provided especially for anyone returning to education.

 

Thursday, June 24, 2021

Tuesday, June 15, 2021

ART FOR SENIORS:

 

Art-making Kits Inspired by the Met Museum New York Delivered Monthly to NYC’s Seniors

The monthly delivery of art materials and activities connects over 1,000 seniors to the city’s cultural treasures while many of them remain homebound.

The monthly “Your Met Art Box” features four art cards with works from the Met’s collection and activities for recipients.

The last year and a half has posed unique challenges for many vulnerable communities, but the aging population has been particularly impacted by the social restrictions and isolation brought on by the pandemic. Citymeals on Wheels, already a lifeline for elderly New Yorkers, significantly ramped up its efforts since the COVID-19 crisis began, preparing and delivering over three million meals.

Now, the non-profit is partnering with the Metropolitan Museum of Art to fulfill the artistic and creative needs of older adults in the city by bringing the museum to their doorsteps. “Your Met Art Box,” a monthly delivery of art materials and activities inspired by works in the Met’s collection, engages seniors in stimulating dialogues and connects them to the city’s cultural treasures                                   

Two large-format postcards included in each box act as free passes to the museum.

The box is sent to over 1,000 Citymeals recipients and volunteers, with a different theme each month — such as “The Art of Refreshment” in May, which included a curated selection of tea from the local Chinatown standby Grand Tea & Imports along with multi-sensory, drawing and tea-tasting activities. July’s theme, “Summer in New York City,” will feature materials and instructions to design and create a paper fan. Every week, volunteers trained by the Met’s Education Department lead virtual conversations about the month’s selected artworks, encouraging socializing and community-building among recipients.

“Many of our recipients have fond memories of trips to the Museum but are no longer able to stroll the galleries,” said Vivienne O’Neill, Citymeals’s Senior Director of Volunteer Programs, in a statement. “With these monthly art boxes, sent directly to their homes, Citymeals recipients and the volunteers who visit with them can enjoy the wonder and inspiration of art.”

Off:  hyperallergic.com                                                                                                                                        People interested in art can subscribe to their newsletter free of charge.

Maybe an outing once a year to local and nearby art galleries could be arranged for Martin Centre members?

Wednesday, June 2, 2021

The Re-furbished Martin Centre

A look at the Dr. Martin Centre for the first time since March 2020!






 

                                                       

Saturday, March 27, 2021

The Latest!


 We have opened our new Kitchen, which is fantastic; we are all delighted. Dinner and dessert can be delivered daily for only 7.50 euro.  Ring in order before 10.30 each morning on – 051-387111 /0874611309.

Please God, we will start to reopen the centre properly as soon as possible; all depending on Health and Safety due to Covid-19 regulations. We miss you all very much and are always available by phone to help out in any way we can.

The centre will continue to open 3 days a week, but, unfortunately, we cannot welcome our members on a daily basis yet due to COVID-19. But it is very important for you all to know we are always here to help and support you in any way we can. I can be contacted on my phone every day at 087-4611309. Do not hesitate to call for any help and support you might need; even for a chat if you are feeling lonely or just need someone to talk to. We can deliver a nice fresh hot dinner, get some shopping for you or collect a prescription at the chemist. We can now deliver to outside the village of Portlaw so no matter where you live in Co. Waterford call us for help and support if needed.

We can arrange an Emergency Response System (Panic Button) installed into their home, for someone living alone or with any health concerns. Please call the Dr Martin Day Centre Portlaw; also there is an excellent offer at the moment. We can apply through Pobal for equipment; first-year monitoring fee is free and 66 euros yearly after that. Anyone is welcome to help in our centre and I can also help with disability parking permits for anyone eligible. Any enquires, please call (051) 387111/ (087-4611309.           Alice