On Tuesday, 6th April, our active retirement group travelled to the Third Age Centre in Summerhill, Co. Meath, for an afternoon of dancing preceded by lunch. Overall, there were almost 200 people from various groups in attendance on the … Continue reading →
With Easter fast approaching the preparations are well underway making Easter baskets to fill with lost of tasty treats . The group have been working hard to get these master pieces ready just in time for our Easter egg hunt! … Continue reading →
Last term in our DIY class we enjoyed teaching a great bunch of people the basics of DIY. Katherine our tutor and Alan our in house caretaker started off with patching, which is basically filling in holes, cracks and smoothing … Continue reading →
It was another busy week at the Mens Group particularly on Thursday when we seemed to fit an awful lot into the few hours. Joe McGarvey (standing) celebrated his 69th birthday on Wednesday. Happy Birthday Joe! Homemade … Continue reading →
Sadly, we lost one of our members this week with the passing of John Sheekey (RIP).
John was a popular guy in the group and was always up for having fun. He always had a smile on his face.
We will miss you John and hope that you are smiling down on us all here.
John Sheekey (on the right) ‘operating’ in February!
Our Active Retirement Group are in the middle of a taster course in chair yoga. – Sarah, our tutor, is allocated to us from Dublin City Council Sports and Well Being Department and we appreciate this support. It gives our … Continue reading →
Once a month, some of our Active Retirement Group attend a creative writing class here in Ozanam House. We are privileged to have Sheila O’Flanagan, renowned best-selling Irish author, provide mentoring to our members. Sheila comes to us through Fighting … Continue reading →
This week our senior youth service members were invited to the launch of Cecelia Ahern’s new book “perfect ” in the lighthouse cinema in Smithfield. The kind invitation to the event had been sent through our reader in residence Bernadette Larkin.
The interview with Cecelia really inspired our young people to read and even write their own novels in the future !
She gave fantastic tips on how to get the creative stream flowing and helpful tips on how to survive the world of book writing !
All our members received copies of the new book and second in the series , “Prefect”.
In order to fully grasp the new book they were also given copies of the first book in the series “Flawed”.
Cecelia provided some inspiration for all our members and took time to sign each book and answer questions they had about her success and how she achieved it.