First Aid

First Aid

Befriending Drogheda

We are delighted with the response to our First Aid Training day for Befriending Volunteers.  It has filled up very quickly. It is great to see how enthusiastic and interested these volunteers are in being the best “Befrienders” they can be.  It looks like it will be a great learning day and an opportunity for getting to know each other better too.

More training days will follow for our volunteers.  You can join our great Befriending team by contacting us now.  Check out what we do here.

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Safe in the Sunshine!

Sunshine
This great weather encourages us to get out and about but remember to take care of older people in the sun.  Here are a few tips for taking care in the hot weather.

Stay out of the sun, if possible. If you have to go out stay in the shade or wait until the evening when it is cooler.

Stay hydrated. Drink plenty of cool water, clear juices, and other liquids that don’t contain alcohol or caffeine. Cool or tepid drinks are better than ice cold ones. Remember alcohol and caffeine can dehydrate you (dry you out) so avoid them.

Whenever you can, try wearing loose, light-coloured clothes (dark-coloured clothes absorb heat). Natural fabric like cotton is best.

Use broad spectrum sunscreen with sun protection factor (SPF) of 15 or higher. Remember to protect your face and ears.

To cool down, try taking a tepid (not too cold or too hot) showers, baths, or sponge baths. If you don’t have time for that then just use a wet washcloths or towels with cool water and put them on your wrists, ankles, armpits, and neck.

Take care of yourselves.

 

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Have you an hour a week to spare?

Would you share some of your free time with an older person who may be lonely?

We are looking for volunteers to visit older people for one hour each week. We need both men and women and our volunteer Befrienders are trained and Garda vetted to provide a confidential visit in the surroundings of a person’s own home.

Befrienders are not carers or home help so can focus on making a personal connection and a friendship with people who often have no one to talk to.

Can you spare one hour a week?

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AIB Drogheda – Meet and Greet

AIB DROGHEDA is having a ‘’Meet & Greet‘’ and ‘’Ways to Bank‘’ morning in the branch on Wednesday,1st June from 9am to 11am.

You are invited to drop in and enjoy tea or coffee and a scone.

You can also meet AIB Customer Service staff who will be there to help you. You can avail of various demonstrations designed to meet your needs for more convenient ways to do your daily banking.

You may also enter their draw for a One4all voucher.

AIB staff are looking forward to welcoming you all on the day.

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Senior Helpline Volunteers!

Certificates of appreciation for outstanding commitment and dedication were presented to the volunteers who man the National Senior Helpline by Damian Leneghan, Head of Training & Volunteer Development at Third Age.

The volunteers have been manning the Senior Help Line for the past nine years taking thousands of calls. The service is now centralised in Dublin.

Senior Help Line presentations 2016

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New look website!

Welcome!

We have updated our website.  We hope you like how it looks and can find what you’re looking for easily.

Please feel free to send us an email if there is something you feel can be done to improve our site. Just click on the icon at the bottom right of the page.

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Easter Raffle and Coffee Morning

Did you win a prize in our fantastic Easter Raffle? If you did, lucky you!

Many thanks to everyone who supported us by buying tickets or by attending our Coffee Morning. It was a great morning! As you can see lots of happy people enjoyed a cuppa.

Easter Raffle and Coffee Morning 2016

We really appreciate all the help given by those of you who attended, bought tickets or volunteered to organise coffee or sell tickets.

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