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29 May 2022

Rath Mhuire & Dolmen Centre supporting ‘Healthy Ageing’ in North Longford

Healthy Ageing

Tracey Shanley (Community Garda), Jimmy Donohoe, Georgie Walsh and Jodie Sheridan at the recent Healthy Ageing & Wellbeing Day in Rath Mhuire Community Resource Centre

There was a great welcome back for all the participants, groups and the local community, from Rath Mhuire & Dolmen Community Resource Services, with the hosting of their Healthy Ageing & Wellbeing Day in Rath Mhuire Community Resource Centre on Tuesday, February 22.

One of the main aims of the Rath Mhuire & Dolmen Centre is supporting the independence, confidence and dignity of older people, and this wonderful event, which over 100 people attended, was very much in keeping with those aims.

Speakers on the day included, Superintendent Seamus Boyle, Nina & Kelly Public Health Nurse Service , Padraig McNamara Granard Postmaster, Breda Dunne Longford Alzheimer’s Branch, Con Halton Longford Rural Social Scheme and Emer Donohoe HSE Occupational Therapist.

Pamela Martin, Community Development Officer with Rath Mhuire & Dolmen Services said, “All of these services and areas have a particular relevance for older people and each and every speaker gave an excellent informative talk, which was of great benefit to those attending.”

Very special guest speaker on the day was Fr Vincent Sherlock, whose inspirational and reflective stories and thoughts, certainly benefited the wellbeing of all attending.

The excellent Dial a Chef, provided a wonderful meal on the day, which was thoroughly enjoyed by everyone. The event was funded by Healthy Ireland, and Rath Mhuire would particularly like to extend their thanks to Karena Connolly the Healthy Ireland Coordinator with Longford County Council for her support in bringing the day to fruition.

Jacqueline Kennedy, Manager, Rath Mhuire & Dolmen Community Resource Services said, “This unique day brought together some of the important factors that contribute to healthy ageing and wellbeing, namely, access to relevant information, socialising with peers and friends, as well as the sharing of good food and conversation.”

Jacqueline added, “The day had an added importance as people had missed out on so much due to the pandemic and getting together again meant so much.”

Rath Mhuire and Dolmen Community Services will be reconvening all their groups and activities in the coming weeks and all are welcome to join them.

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