Thursday, October 28, 2010

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Friday, October 22, 2010

Halloween at Croí na Gaillimhe!!

Celebrate Halloween at Croí na Gaillimhe!!

Come along on Wednesday 27th October for our Annual Halloween Party for Older People

Join us for a cup of tea and Halloween treats, live music and lots of fun and frolics!! You never know who you might see!

Living Scenes

The Living Scenes is proving a huge success. The students from Móinín na gCiseach (Moneenageisha Community School) and older have worked together on an art project to design their own masks. Pictures of just some of their amazing work can be seen below.


Friday, October 1, 2010

National Volunteer Day 2010

National Volunteer Day 2010, took place on Friday 1st October. Our own volunteers were joined by an enthusiastic group from ACC Bank who ensured that Croí na Gaillimhe received a great face-lift by painting some external doors and carrying out a major cleanup of the green areas around the building. After a busy day of cutting grass and clearing away weeds and wild plants, the group planted new bulbs to create a bright and cheerful garden for next spring. The group then joined in the char and craic at our Tea Dance.
Check out the new photos

New Photos!

Don't forget to check out our photo page to see out new photos from our Positive Ageing Week celebrations and National Volunteer Day efforts.


Successful Positive Ageing Week 2010

As Positive Ageing Week 2010, draws to a close, Croí na Gaillimhe ends our successful run of events with the return of our popular Tea Dance. The celebrations began on Monday afternoon, with the arrival of our community Garda to give an informative talk on 'Security & Safety' issues for older people. Later, Emer Maher joined the social club for a group relaxation class. A combination of relaxation exercises and 'de-stressing' techniques led to a very relaxed and uplifting afternoon for all.

On Tuesday 28th September, a ‘Craft Fair’ took place at the Centre in the afternoon. During the Fair, participants from the Knitting Club gave knitting demonstrations and displayed their fantastic array of jumpers, hats and bags. Catherine Corcoran held a card making demonstration which was very popular with everyone who attended. Also, a number of ladies from the Galway Refugee Support Group came along to display their beautiful hand-made handbags and dresses. They kindly demonstrated their skills and enthusiasm joined in the card-making demonstrations.

Due to the success of the events of Monday, Emer kindly returned on Wednesday afternoon to give another group relaxation class which, once again, was a fantastic success and we look forward to Emer joining us for another afternoon in the future. The Garda Síochana gave another talk on issues relevant to older people.

The Friday Tea Dance was a musical triumph due to the combined talents, of John, Bill & the Claddagh Music Society, who provided a range of live music to keep participants on their toes. Have a look at our photo page for more photos taken during the week's celebrations.

Of course, Croí na Gaillimhe had a second reason to celebrate this week, as the ‘National Volunteer Day’ occurred on Friday 1st October. Our own volunteers were joined by an enthusiastic group from ACC Bank who ensured that Croí na Gaillimhe received a face-lift by painting some outside areas and planting new plants for the spring.


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