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TASTE OF DCU

September 5, 2018

YOU ARE NEVER TOO OLD TO LEARN SOMETHING NEW

A TASTE OF DCU 2018

Monday, September 10th

9.00 AM –4.30 PM

School of Nursing and Human Sciences

(Collins Ave Entrance)

The day will provide an opportunity to showcase the range of opportunities  on campus for mature and older learners

Refreshments /Lunch and a free Raffle will be included

This Event is FREE

Please Register on line

www.Eventbrite/tasteofdcu2018

Or call

01 700 6490/8933

to leave a message with your name and number

or email

helen.curran@dcu.ie

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Irish Senior Citizens Parliament Members Evelyn Moran Galway and David McManus Dublin attending the launch by Minister Jim Daly TD of the report “Positive Ageing in Counties: Findings from the HaPAI Survey”.

June 25, 2018

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Happy Christmas

December 22, 2017

Happy Christmas from the ISCP

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Senior Alert Scheme

November 15, 2017

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The Senior Alert Scheme (SAS), supported by Pobal, offers a personal monitored alarm system (pendant alarm) to people over the age of 65 for a year. The equipment is free with monitoring also free for the first year. Its availability was recently extended to those not living alone, having previously only been available to single occupant households.

The objective of the SAS is to encourage community support for vulnerable older people in communities through the provision of personal monitored alarms to enable older persons, of limited means, to continue to live securely in their homes with confidence, independence and peace of mind.
To check your eligibility for the scheme, contact the organisation offering the alarms in your area on the List of Registered SAS Organisations. This list is updated regularly, with the most recent list available on the Pobal website here.
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World COPD Week

November 14, 2017

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 COPD Support Ireland call on the country to join the conversation and #LetstalkCOPD

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) World Awareness Week (13th to 17th November)

  • Nationwide events planned for World COPD Day on the 15th of November

COPD Support Ireland, a national charity for all those living with the disease, is delighted to announce a week of events to help raise awareness and encourage people to start a conversation about the illness.

#LetstalkCOPD is about getting the nation talking and telling their stories about their experiences with COPD. Some will have the respiratory condition, some will care for family and friends who suffer from COPD, while others join in the narrative for the first time this November.

We want people to hear about a condition that affects around 380,000 people in Ireland, with an estimated 120,000 more undiagnosed.

The COPD facts are:

  • It is the fourth most common cause of death in Ireland after lung cancer, heart disease and stroke;
  • Those most at risk are current or former smokers over the age of 40;
  • Symptoms include a chronic cough, breathlessness, pressure on the chest and a wheeze.

By joining the conversation, people can learn:

  • That the condition can be managed better with an early diagnosis;
  • That exercise really helps with living with the condition even if it’s just one short walk each day;
  • That talking about the condition will help people realise there is strong community of support nationwide;
  • And that COPD Support Ireland is there to help those with the condition across all social media platforms and through our dedicated advice line.

And significantly:

  • 10% of people with COPD have NEVER smoked;
  • 30% of people with the condition have successfully quit smoking;
  • Ireland has the highest rate of COPD admissions to hospitals in the EU and 60% more admissions than the UK;
  • Pulmonary rehabilitation is one of the most effective treatment methods yet the health system only has a capacity to cater for 10% of COPD patients.

 

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2017 Raffle Winners

October 27, 2017

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We held our annual raffle on October 24th in Liberty Hall, Dublin. We wish to thank everyone who assisted in anyway, including our members, everyone who bought tickets, and the supermarkets and shopping centres that facilitated us.

1st Prize        Darren Wimsey                  Carrick-on-Shannon Co Leitrim

2nd Prize       Fiona Gilbourne                 Rathkeale Co Limerick

3rd Prize       Philip McEvoy                     Wexford Town

4th Prize       Marcelina Medina              Clontarf, Dublin 3

5th Prize       Rosaleen Murphy                Donaghmeade Dublin 13

6th Prize       Kay Sheridan                       Tallaght, Dublin 24

Congratulations to the lucky winners.

Thank you again to all who bought and sold tickets.

We are extremely grateful for your support.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                                                            

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BE SAFE & BE PREPARED FOR HURRICANE OPHELIA

October 16, 2017

The hurricane is on the way and we urge all OLDER PEOPLE to shelter in their own place.

The Irish Senior Citizens also urges all seniors to put in place a plan to ensure that they  have  all the items they need to survive the hurricane. Ideally we suggest that you prepare for the eventuality of having no power, heating or other essentials for a period of time.

Our recommendation is that you use Checklist below and put all of the items listed on a table or a similar space in the main room you will be using to sit out the hurricane.

This way all items including your medications are in the same place and within easy reach in the room in which you will be sitting out the storm.

CHECKLIST

Prepare for the worst especially a power failure by following this Checklist

  • Fill a flask of hot water or soup or both if you have two containers
  • Make a sandwich or a cold snack ideally make sufficient for 2 snacks
  • Layout your medications on place them on the table
  • Charge all battery items such as mobile phones, laptops and other devices
  • Make sure you have your Torch, candles and matches to hand
  • If you still have time get batteries for radios torches etc
  • Listen to your radio
  • Arrange a check in time with a neighbour or family

Mairead Hayes, Irish Senior Citizens is urging Older People to;

“ACCEPT and TAKE help where it is offered by neighbours and friends whom they know and trust” She also reminds them to remember that when they were in their prime years they too helped and assisted Older People and those who were frail.”

Continued she said “ by storing all your NEEDS in one room, it will help to avoid accidents or any dangers that could ariseby having to go from room to room.”

She urges all older people to wear their security pendant and have their mobile phone readily to hand. Concluding she said  “ Keep warm, stay hydrated and keep safe”

ENDS

Contact details Máiréad Hayes 086 349 8848   Email: ceo@seniors.ie