Age Action News

Kilkenny Alzheimer Café is launching on Wednesday 3rd April in Harry’s Bar at Langton’s from 11am – 1pm. The Alzheimer Cafés are an opportunity for those living with Dementia and their family carers to attend an informal setting where they can others who are on a similar journey through the stages of Alzheimer’s/Dementia. If you are aware of any of your family or friends who would like to attend or would benefit from these meetings please contact Ruth O’ Gorman on 056-7771230.

Kilkenny Alzheimer Café is launching on Wednesday 3rd April in Harry’s Bar at Langton’s from 11am – 1pm. The Alzheimer Cafés are an opportunity for those living with Dementia and their family carers to attend an informal setting where they can others who are on a similar journey through the stages of Alzheimer’s/Dementia. If you are aware of any of your family or friends who would like to attend or would benefit from these meetings please contact Ruth O’ Gorman on 056-7771230.

Message in a bottle For those of you who already participate in the ‘Message in a bottle’ scheme just a reminder to update the information in your bottle. Perhaps your prescription has changed recently? Or maybe your next of kin have changed their ‘phone number? For those of you not familiar with the project it is a wonderful concept and ensures that the personal and medical details of everyone requiring help are known to those providing the assistance. The project is aimed at older people living alone and those who are housebound or debilitated through ill health. Any person who participates is given a customised plastic bottle, complete with personal information form and three self adhesive Emergency Labels which indicate that the householder is participating in the project. Participants are requested to record their basic personal and medical details on the form, put the completed form into the bottle, place the bottle on a fridge shelf, and attach the adhesive stickers one to the fridge door and one each to the inside of the front and back doors. To date nearly 2000 bottles have been distributed in the area. If you would like to pick up a pack you can call into any of the following: Age Friendly office at 42 Parliament Street, Ayrfield Medical Centre and Pharmacy, O’Connell’s Pharmacy, Bollards Bar or contact Maeve O’Flynn of The Kilkenny Lions Club on 087 2476294.

A free gardening course has started each Monday at 2.30pm in the ‘Veg Shed’ (which is at the back of the Good Shepherd Centre). It is running for eight weeks and is free of charge. It is open to men and women in the community, especially those at risk of social isolation. Phone Ann on 085-8381653 if interested.

Better Energy Warmer Homes Scheme Kilkenny Leader Partnership in conjunction with Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland is offering the Better Energy Warmer Homes Scheme.  The scheme provides the following services at NO COST to eligible applicants:

• Attic insulation • Cavity wall insulation • Draught proofing • Lagging jackets • Low energy light bulbs • Energy advice Contact Madeleine for further information, to confirm eligibility and arrange a survey. The KLP office number is 056 7752111.

If you’re arranging any Age Friendly activity let us know what.

42 Parliament Street, Kilkenny. Email :- agefriendlycounty@gmail.com

Phone: 056 777 2787