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Offaly Positive Ageing Week Thursday 1st – Friday 9th October 2015


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Date Event Time Venue Short Description Booking/info
Thursday 1st October Positive Steps in Lough Boora Discovery Park 2.00pm Lough Boora Discovery Park Visitor Centre Meet Seamus Barron at the Visitor Centre and join him for a walk that will include some of favourite sites in Lough Boora Discovery Park. Kilcormac Development Association: 057 9135445
Friday 2nd October Film Afternoon 2.00pm Birr Library (film to be decided) Booking essential (25max):Birr Library: 057 9124950Emailbirrlibrary@offalycoco.ie.
Monday 5th   October Come & Try the game of Boccia 11.00 – 1.00pm Ballycumber Community Centre Join Ronnie O’Connor and try out very popular game of Boccia. This will be followed by soup and sandwiches for lunch Booking essentialRonnie O’Connor087 6688121
Monday 5th   October Progressive 25 Card Game 9.00 – 10.30pm The Barracks, Ballycumber Join us in Ballycumber for a game of Progressive 25 during Positive Ageing Week Ronnie O’Connor087 6688121
Tuesday 6th October Internet & Email Training Programme 10.00 – 12.00pm West Offaly Training,Crank House, Banagher Learn how to keep in touch with friends and family with this basic Internet & Email Course. The course will run for 5 weeks and costs only €15 per person. To book or more information: West Offaly Training057 91 52003
Wednesday 7th October Jazz night with saxophone player Bob Batty 6.30pm Birr Library Bob is a saxophone specialist. He has been playing jazz and other music in a wide range of bands since 1970. Bob plays sax, flute and bassoon, and he also teaches sax, flute, clarinet, bassoon, and improvisation Birr Library 057 9124950All welcome, no booking required.
Wednesday 7th October Offline Film FestivalOlder Than Ireland’ 8.00pm Birr Theatre & Arts Centre Older Than Ireland’ is a landmark documentary that tells the story of a hundred years of a life as seen through the eyes of thirty Irish centenarians. Director Alex Fegan will be present afterwards for a question and answer session. Birr Theatre & Arts Centre057 91 22911Positive Ageing tickets €5
Thursday 8th October Talk by Sandra Reams from Sew Chic 7.00pm Ferbane Library Ageing gracefully – how to update your wardrobe and accessories on a shoestring. Ferbane Library: 090 6454259All welcome, no booking required
Friday 9th October Physical Activity, information and social event 11.301.30pm Kilcormac Community Centre Come along and try indoor bowling, boccia, and community gym; hear about supports that we can avail of to help us with positive ageing and finally join us for lunch and entertainment afterwards. Kilcormac Development Association: 057 9135445
Month of October Craft Exhibition Library Opening hours Ferbane Library Crochet and kniting from the knit2gether group who meet in Ferbane Library on Thursday afternoons Ferbane Library: 090 6454259All welcome, no booking required



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