Failte Isteach Event 2017 – Highlanes Drogheda

Deputy Mayor of Drogheda Pio Smith with students and teachers of Failte Isteach English Conversation classes organised by Drogheda and District Support 4 Older People. Photo:Colin Bell/pressphotos.ie

 

Check out more photos of our recognition of learners and facilitators event which was held at Highlanes (Gallery) Drogheda.

We run these classes on Tuesday evenings from 7pm until 9pm and everyone is welcome. Classes are very relaxed and fun.

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Coca-Cola Boyne 10k Event – UPDATE!

Check out photos from the day!  Thanks to everyone who took part.  Photos courtesy of DroghedaLife.com.

Photos here – http://www.droghedalife.com/791/283934/a/2017-coca-cola-boyne-10k-photo-special

 

Dave Turner and Ann Kierans from Drogheda & District Support 4 Older People with Nuala Reilly, and Shane Larkin from Drogheda & District A.C. and Bryan Curry and Julie O’Shea from Boyne A.C. Photo:Colin Bell/pressphotos.ie

 

Drogheda & District Support 4 Older People is delighted to have been chosen as the charity partner for this year’s Coca-Cola Boyne 10K event which takes place on Sunday April 30th 2017.  The run is now one of the most eagerly awaited and well established annual events in the town, thanks to the great work of the Boyne AC and the Drogheda and District AC and, of course, the many sponsors and supporters.

In order to maximise the unique position as the nominated charity DDS4OP would like to ask people taking part in the event to run on our behalf.  Sponsorship cards are available at our office or can be emailed, posted or delivered.   Each runner will also receive a running bib with our logo on it.

For additional information please call in to our office at 7 The Haymarket or phone 1800200100, 0419847764 or 0863772777.  Further details about our charity can be found on our website www.dds4op.com or our Facebook page.

All monies raised will be used to help support the six services we provide for the health, safety, wellbeing and community involvement of older people living in Drogheda and the surrounding areas.

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Crochet Classes Recommence 8th May!

Our Crochet Classes, with a very experienced tutor, will recommence in the offices (Drogheda & District Support 4 Older People, Unit 7 The Haymarket, Drogheda) on Monday May 8th.  Classes run from 2pm to 4pm and everyone is welcome, regardless of experience.

The cost per class is €3.

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Easter Raffle


Our Annual Easter Raffle will take place during our Coffee Morning on April 13th 2017.  We have lots of great prizes!  Tickets are €2,  or 3 for €5.

Please support our good work by getting your ticket.  Thank you!

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Coca-Cola Boyne 10K 2017

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The Coca-Cola Boyne 10k 2017, which takes place on 30th April, was launched in the presence of the Mayor, Oliver Tully. We are delighted that we (Drogheda and District Support 4 Older People) are this year’s chosen charity partner.

While the title sponsor is Coca-Cola the event is also supported by Osborne – M1 Drogheda, énergie Fitness-Drogheda, Southgate Dental Ltd, Jack Cody’s, Laurence Shopping Centre, Drogheda Independent, Keelings, Suhreel, Bowden, Walsh & Co, Foxpak, Express Sidegates, Tullyallen Pharmacy, Hilton Foods, M&M Recovery Drogheda, Myrunresults.com and Nature’s Valley.

We greatly appreciate this support. Thank you all!

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Join in – crochet classes

Get hooked on Crochet!

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New Crochet classes for beginners and intermediate, starting on Thursday February 2nd,  at our offices (Drogheda & District Support 4 Older People, Unit 7 The Haymarket, Drogheda). Time: 2pm to 4pm.

Everyone is very welcome so come along and get into the crochet loop.

For more details contact: 0419847764

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Louth Business Awards – Age Friendly Award 2016!

Maurice McMahon Felda Health Fitness & Spa, Anne McEntegart Smyth’s Life Pharmacy, Michael Gaynor Dundalk Chamber, Joan McEvoy Drogheda & District Support 4 Older People, Orla Hayes Carrickdale Hotel & Spa, Rodd Bond Netwell Centre

Maurice McMahon Felda Health Fitness & Spa, Anne McEntegart Smyth’s Life Pharmacy, Michael Gaynor Dundalk Chamber, Joan McEvoy Drogheda & District Support 4 Older People, Orla Hayes Carrickdale Hotel & Spa, Rodd Bond Netwell Centre

The Louth Business Awards 2016, hosted by Dundalk Chamber of Commerce, took place last Saturday during a black-tie event in the Carrickdale Hotel.  We are delighted that we won the Age Friendly Award which was sponsored by Myhomecare.ie.  Picture shows Joan McEvoy (DDS4OP) with the award.

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Dementia Elevator Road Show

Dementia Elevator Road Show

The Age Friendly Programme is hosting the Dementia Elevator Roadshow in the Marshes next Tuesday 27th September between 10.00am and 2.00pm. The objective of the event is to raise everyone’s knowledge of dementia up one notch.

On the day local and national experts in Dementia will provide details of local supports and national free online training.

Every day eleven people over 65 are being diagnosed with Dementia. There are already 48,000 people living with Dementia in Ireland.  You may know some people in your own family or community. In general, there is no advice provided to family when a diagnosis is made.

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