Active Retirement Group Poem

The ARG have been getting their creative juices moving and produced a lovely poem reflecting on stages of life.

Child


I saw a child,
A spoilt child,
Playing games,
Having fun,
Girls wearing pink,
Boys wearing blue,

Then that child at 16,
Who loved to dance,
She danced in the dark,
With no trouble at the door,

Growing up like her big sister,
with money in her pocket,
And a big adult job,
She put on her make up,
And her Jimmy Choo shoes,

Suddenly she dancing in the dark,
But she is no longer alone,
Her hands are held tightly,
She is hearing lullabies in her ear,

But it’s time for me to grow up,
Soon I will be a mother myself,
With tiny feet kicking inside,
I wonder when will you be born?

But it’s time to grow up again,
Now that I’m a grandmother,

I’m minding the grand children,
We are visiting the Zoo and chasing,
Imaginary animals in the street,
They are wearing their superhero t-shirts,
And I’m the big bad wolf.

We have fun classes and take exciting trips each month. Ages 55+ can join, just email us at activeretirement@ozanamhouse.ie or call us on (01)8742804.

ARG Activities for April 2024

Sunday         MondayTuesday      WednesdayThursday        FridaySaturday
1
10.30am – 11am
Tea & Coffee

11am – 12pm
Go for Life

Dancing


Mindfulness
23
10.30am – 11am
Tea & Coffee

Quiz
Quiz
Creative Writing

Drama
45
10.30am – 11am
Tea & Coffee

Darts

Bingo

Dancing
6
78
10.30am – 11am
Tea & Coffee

11am – 12pm
Go for Life

Dancing


Mindfulness
910
10.30am – 11am
Tea & Coffee

Quiz
Quiz
Creative Writing

Drama
1112
10.30am – 11am
Tea & Coffee

Darts

Bingo

Dancing
13
1415
10.30am – 11am
Tea & Coffee

11am – 12pm
Go for Life

Dancing


Mindfulness
1617
10.30am – 11am
Tea & Coffee

Quiz
Quiz
Creative Writing

Drama
1819
10.30am – 11am
Tea & Coffee

Darts

Bingo

Dancing
20
2122
10.30am – 11am
Tea & Coffee

11am – 12pm
Go for Life

Dancing


Mindfulness
2324
10.30am – 11am
Tea & Coffee

Quiz
Quiz
Creative Writing

Drama
2526
10.30am – 11am
Tea & Coffee

Darts

Bingo

Dancing
27
2829
10.30am – 11am
Tea & Coffee

11am – 12pm
Go for Life

Dancing


Mindfulness
30

We have fun classes and take exciting trips each month. Ages 55+ can join, just email us at activeretirement@ozanamhouse.ie or call us on (01)8742804.

Men’s Group Activities for April 2024

Sunday        Monday        TuesdayWednesday        ThursdayFridaySaturday
12
Pool & Bingo
1.00 -3.30pm

34
Quiz and Computers
1pm – 3.30pm
Quiz
5
Exercise Day
1pm – 3.30pm
6
789
Pool & Bingo
1.00 -3.30pm

1011
Quiz and Computers
1pm – 3.30pm
Quiz
12
Exercise Day
1pm – 3.30pm
13
141516
Pool & Bingo
1.00 -3.30pm

1718
Quiz and Computers
1pm – 3.30pm
Quiz
19
Exercise Day
1pm – 3.30pm
20
212223
Pool & Bingo
1.00 -3.30pm

2425
Quiz and Computers
1pm – 3.30pm
Quiz
26
End of the Month Trip
27
282930
Pool & Bingo
1.00 -3.30pm

We have fun activities and take exciting trips each month. Ages 55+ can join, just email us at mensgroup@ozanamhouse.ie or call us on (01)8742804.

Bewley’s Theatre Outing

The ARG group went to Bewley’s Café Theatre to see The Rising of the Moon a play by Lady Gregory. The staff in Bewley’s were very welcoming as was the staff in the Theatre. The lunchtime show was a short show of 30 minutes leaving plenty of time for anyone to watch it during their lunch break.

The actors were very good and there was a good suspensive atmosphere created whilst the officers were on the lookout for a dangerous criminal.

There was plenty of tables and chairs for everyone to sit at and you could buy some soup and brown bread whilst the show was on. The Theatre itself was fully accessible by lift and had full access to accessible bathrooms

Mansion House Outing

The ARG group went to the Mansion House for an exhibition and discussion on Accessibility. The exhibition was called Access to the Public Realm in Picture.

The discussion was supported by The Lord Mayor of Dublin Daithi de Roiste, Cllr Declan Meenagh and Mick Keegan a member of the Disability Thematic Group.

A very informative presentation was provided and at the end of the presentation there was time for questions and answers.

The group were also invited to participate in some tea/coffee and some croissants.

We have fun activities and take exciting trips each month. Ages 55+ can join, just email us at mensgroup@ozanamhouse.ie or call us on (01)8742804.

Adult Education Classes April-June 2024

Ozanam House Adult Education courses provide the North Inner City Dublin community with the opportunity to return to education.

Here is the latest update on our Adult Education Classes and start dates and times. Classes will start on the 22nd of April, unless otherwise indicated.

Available Classes include:

  • Tai Chi
  • Yoga
  • Computers
  • Mobile Technology
  • Sewing and Dressmaking
  • Arts & Crafts

In general, courses are 10 weeks in duration.

Read/Download/Print the Adult Education Flyer for more information: course content, dates, times and fees.

We have a large selection of classes in many subjects open to ages 18 and upwards, just email us at admin@ozanamhouse.ie or call us at (01)8742804.

ARG Collins Barracks Trip March 2024

The group went on the Recovered Voices tour in Collins Barracks. The tour focused on World War 1 and the impact it had on the individual lives of nurses, doctors, prisoners of war and soldiers. Our tour guide was Tola.

Outside the Barracks
Learning about Equipment

Taking in the History

Everyone really enjoyed the outing and some of the feedback from the group include the following:

‘I really enjoyed the tour and learnt things I didn’t know before about the war.’

‘In school the teacher sat up at the top of the class and just read history none of it sank in.’

‘We learnt more about the effects of the war on individual men and women than we did at school.’

‘The guide was very clear and he was a great speaker and you could hear him. He was very interesting.’

Thank you to everyone in Collins Barracks for a great tour.

Relaxing Afterwards

We have fun activities and take exciting trips each month. Ages 55+ can join, just email us at mensgroup@ozanamhouse.ie or call us on (01)8742804.

Men’s Group Activities for March 2024

Sunday        Monday        TuesdayWednesday        ThursdayFridaySaturday
1
Exercise Day
1pm – 3.30pm
2
345
Pool & Bingo
1pm to 3.30pm

67
Quiz and Computers
1pm – 3.30pm
Quiz
8
Exercise Day
1pm – 3.30pm

9
101112
Pool & Bingo
1pm to 3.30pm

1314
Quiz and Computers
1pm – 3.30pm
Quiz
15
Exercise Day
1pm – 3.30pm
16
171819
Pool & Bingo
1pm to 3.30pm

2021
Quiz and Computers
1pm – 3.30pm
Quiz
22
End of Month Trip
23
242526
Pool & Bingo
1pm to 3.30pm

2728
Quiz and Computers
1pm – 3.30pm
Quiz
2930
31

We have fun activities and take exciting trips each month. Ages 55+ can join, just email us at mensgroup@ozanamhouse.ie or call us on (01)8742804.

ARG Activities for March 2024

Sunday        MondayTuesday        WednesdayThursday        FridaySaturday
1
10.30am- 11am
Tea & Coffee

11am – 12pm
Darts

Bingo

2
34
10.30am- 11am
Tea & Coffee

11am – 12pm
Go for Life

Mindfulness



6
56
10.30am- 11am
Tea & Coffee

11am – 12pm
Quiz
Quiz
Games

Drama
78
10.30am- 11am
Tea & Coffee

11am – 12pm
Darts

Bingo
9
1011
10.30am- 11am
Tea & Coffee

11am – 12pm
Go for Life

Mindfulness
1213
10.30am- 11am
Tea & Coffee

11am – 12pm
Quiz
Quiz
Games

Drama
1415
10.30am- 11am
Tea & Coffee

11am – 12pm
Darts

Bingo

Bewley’s Theatre Group
Leaving Ozanam House at 12pm
16
1718
10.30am- 11am
Tea & Coffee

11am – 12pm
Go for Life

Mindfulness
1920
10.30am- 11am
Tea & Coffee

11am – 12pm
Quiz
Quiz
Games

Drama
2122
10.30am- 11am
Tea & Coffee

11am – 12pm
Darts

Bingo

Line Dancing
23
2425
10.30am- 11am
Tea & Coffee

11am – 12pm
Go for Life

Mindfulness
2627
10.30am- 11am
Tea & Coffee

11am – 12pm
Quiz
Quiz
Games

Drama
2829
GOOD FRIDAY – CLOSED
30
31

We have fun classes and take exciting trips each month. Ages 55+ can join, just email us at activeretirement@ozanamhouse.ie or call us on (01)8742804.

Men’s Group Activities for February 2024

Sunday      Monday      TuesdayWednesday      ThursdayFridaySaturday
1
1.00pm – 3.30pm
Quiz & Computers
Quiz
2
1.00pm – 3.30pm
Exercise Day
3
456
Pool & Bingo
1 pm to 3.30

78
1.00pm – 3.30pm
Quiz & Computers
Quiz
9
1.00pm – 3.30pm
Exercise Day
10
111213
Pool & Bingo
1 pm to 3.30

1415
1.00pm – 3.30pm
Quiz & Computers
Quiz
16
1.00pm – 3.30pm
Exercise Day
17
181920
Pool & Bingo
1 pm to 3.30

2122
1.00pm – 3.30pm
Quiz & Computers
Quiz
23
End of Month Trip
tba
24
252627
Pool & Bingo
1 pm to 3.30

2829
1.00pm – 3.30pm
Quiz & Computers
Quiz

We have fun activities and take exciting trips each month. Ages 55+ can join, just email us at mensgroup@ozanamhouse.ie or call us on (01)8742804.

ARG Activities for Feb 2024

Sunday      MondayTuesday  WednesdayThursday  FridaySaturday
123
45
10.30am- 11am
Tea & Coffee

11am – 12pm
Go for Life

Mindfulness


67
10.30am- 11am
Tea & Coffee

11am – 12pm
Quiz
Quiz
Drama
89
10.30am- 11am
Tea & Coffee

Darts

Bingo
10
1112
10.30am- 11am
Tea & Coffee

11am – 12pm
Go for Life

Mindfulness

1314
10.30am- 11am
Tea & Coffee

11am – 12pm
Quiz
Quiz
Drama
1516
10.30am- 11am
Tea & Coffee

Darts

Bingo
17
1819
10.30am- 11am
Tea & Coffee

11am – 12pm
Go for Life

Mindfulness

2021
10.30am- 11am
Tea & Coffee

11am – 12pm
Quiz
Quiz
Drama
2223
10.30am- 11am
Tea & Coffee

Darts

Bingo
24
2526
10.30am- 11am
Tea & Coffee

11am – 12pm
Go for Life

Mindfulness

2728

Day Trip to
Collins Barrack
29

ARG membership is now at capacity, however we will open up a waiting list for those hoping to join. For more information, email, us at activeretired@ozanamhouse.ie or call us on (01)8742804.