Mens Group Activities in July

The Men’s and Active Retirement Groups are getting active with a busy schedule of excursions planned.
Here is what is planned for the coming week:

On Monday, we are heading off for some 10 pin bowling at ALSAA and having a lunch in Kealys across the road afterwards.

On Wednesday, we are visiting Powerscourt House in Wicklow to enjoy the gardens and have a spot of lunch.

Keep an eye out for news and photos of what happened in the coming days.

Mens Group photo
To join or for more information, please Contact the Mens Group Co-Ordinator on (01)8742804 or email You can also drop into Ozanam House to see us.

Active Retirement Group News June 2022

The Group has been very busy in the last few months since we have opened up more after the recent restrictions.

Take a look at what they have been up to…

Active retirement group enjoyed learning to cook new dishes on our Monday cookery classes in June.

Mary, a retired chef in our Active Retirement Group and volunteer Fionnula learning the tricks of the trade.

3 ladies prepping vegtables

ARG enjoyed some soft archery during June

ARG enjoyed a trip to the botanic gardens in June
visiting the Botanic Gardens

ARG baking up a storm making brown bread and Guinness bread in June
3 mixing bread flour

ARG enjoy a trip to Dublinia in May
2 of the group with dublinia warrior statue

ARG went to see a Play Called Philo in Bewleys Café Theatre followed by some tea and cake in Marks and Spencer roof top cafe.
Enjoying a meal in M&S

We have fun classes and take exciting trips each month. Ages 55+ can join, just email us at or call us on (01)8742804 and ask for Amy (083 872 0212).

Meet Amy; Our New Active Retirement Coordinator

We are delighted to have brought on board our new Active Retirement group coordinator; Amy Elbay. Amy is Santry born and bred. She graduated from All Hallows with a B.A in Theology and English Literature with a Postgraduate Certificate in Dementia care from Trinity College. and a Masters in Chaplaincy studies from D.C.U.

In Amy’s words; “I’ve been working in providing activities and pastoral care for older people for the past eight years and have loved every minute of it. I’m really enjoying the role so far and I consider it a privilege to work for such a fantastic organisation.”

Our Active Retirement Group Are Back!!!

After such a long wait, we are delighted that the Active Retirement Group are back in the centre. Over the last few weeks, they took part in their usual activities like bingo and darts with new a few new ones thrown in like a virtual concert as well as trips to the Botanic Gardens and the Henrietta Street Museum.

Ozanam House Update 06/10/2020

Adult Education

We are starting adult classes on a phased basis.  All classes are 90 minutes or less and start and finish times are staggered.  We have increased cleaning before and after classes and throughout the building.  Our class numbers are reduced in line with social distancing measures.  All students and teachers will be required to wear face coverings in class and throughout the building.

Men’s Group

 The lads are doing well. I’m calling them once a week and sending them out puzzles and quizzes to keep them occupied. Obviously, social isolation is not good for people’s mental health, so below are a number of helpful pointers if you feel you are struggling.

Youth Groups

Our youth services are commencing back in phased bases where we see our youngest groups start back up from the week of 28th of September, our senior services the week of 5th of October with most of our music groups coming back on 3rd of October for Dance and Piano classes and 10th of October for Violin classes. 

We would like to say a huge welcome back to all the children, young people and volunteers to the centre. It was so great to see so many familiar faces back in the centre again and doing what we do best, supporting each other and our service users in times when it’s needed the most. 

October is Mental Health Awareness Month and every year we spend few sessions doing mental health workshops, this year is going to be no different and maybe even more important as we will be exploring the anxiety and stress of lockdown and the new ways of going about our lives in schools and clubs. This year we will be concentrating on finding ways to relax and take a break when things get a little bit too much for us. This is one of the posters one of our senior groups made last year for Mental Health Awareness month with some great suggestions. 

Men’s Group Activities

Hopefully, our Men’s Group will be back with us in-house in the near future. In the meantime, here are some quizzes to keep you occupied. Some real good ones in here.