Laragh/ Glen­dalough

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BEAL­TAINE TEA DANCE

Over 80 five en­thu­si­as­tic dancers came in great style to cel­e­brate Beal­taine with the Wick­low Man Sun­day last.

This year we had two young peo­ple danc­ing who reg­u­larly com­pete in ball­room com­pe­ti­tions. With sand­wiches, cakes, a mega raf­fle and three hour danc­ing they left look­ing for­ward to the next tea dance. A big thank you to all the gen­er­ous peo­ple who brought raf­fle prizes along.

Stanis­law Jerzy Lec once said, ‘Youth is the gift of na­ture, but age is a work of art’.

CHURCH NO­TICE

Brock­agh Re­source Cen­tre on Fri­day, May 13, hosted Co. Wick­low Net­work for Older Peo­ple AGM at­tended by over 180 peo­ple from all over Wick­low with guest speak­ers, Na­tional Pres­i­dent of Ac­tive Re­tire­ment Ire­land Mai Quaid and our own lo­cal TD’s Pat Casey and Andrew Doyle and John Brady.

The morn­ing started with election of of­fi­cers for the com­ing year, and a pre­sen­ta­tion from Pat Do­herty from Age Friendly Wick­low. Pat spoke about chang­ing de­mo­graph­ics in Ire­land and Wick­low while find­ing the voice of older peo­ple, re­spond­ing to the pro­gramme for the gov­ern­ment, Na­tional Pos­i­tive Age­ing Strat­egy. Pro­vid­ing a ve­hi­cle for multi-agency en­gage­ment that in­cludes older peo­ple in the process and a com­mit­ment to make County Wick­low a great place in which to live and grow old in.

Later in the morn­ing the event con­tin­ued with ques­tions to the TDs from the floor fol­lowed by lunch and danc­ing with the Wick­low Man. All groups and in­di­vid­u­als who had an in­ter­est in pro­mot­ing and par­tic­i­pat­ing in ac­tiv­i­ties that en­hance the life

A num­ber of lo­cal peo­ple have joined the eight week Go for Life course. When qual­i­fied the PALs can lead their lo­cal groups in things like short ex­er­cise rou­tines, fun games, sim­ple dances and sports like pitch ad toss. The aid of the PALS is to em­power and en­able older peo­ple to plan and lead phys­i­cal ac­tiv­ity ses­sions and to show groups how to get more ac­tive, keep healthy and stay safe while hav­ing fun. If you are in­ter­ested in be­com­ing a PALs leader please con­tact Pauline at 0404-45600.

GO FOR LIFE GAMES

Ev­ery­one is in­vited to at­tend Shake-Up Day at the Brock­agh Cen­tre, Laragh on Thurs­day, June 2, (11 a.m. – 2 p.m.). There will be cof­fee from 10.30 a.m. and a light lunch at 1 p.m., Scidils at 11 a.m., Flisks at midday and Lob­bers at 12.30 p.m. County Wick­low needs to form a team this year (DCU, June 11). Pre­vi­ous Mem­bers will at­test to the so­cia­ble, vig­or­ous and full on en­er­getic ex­pe­ri­ence en­joyed by play­ing the Games against 32 other county teams.

Team play­ers turn up at the Brock­agh each year and try their luck in be­ing picked for the team again. Come along and take on th­ese sea­soned play­ers and try to in­ject a bit of com­pe­ti­tion for places. There are nine places on the team with each player play­ing all three games (new for­mat this year).

The Co Wick­low Sports Part­ner­ship are spon­sor­ing this event and are en­cour­ag­ing peo­ple to par­tic­i­pate. RSVP to 0404 20100 (EXT 2333) or email Valerie at va­leriem­c­coy55@hot­mail.com or call Pauline 0404-45600.

You are cor­dially in­vited to at­tend Shake-Up Day at the Brock­agh Cen­tre, Laragh on Thurs­day, June 2, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. cof­fee from 10.30 a.m. light lunch at 1 p.m. Scidils 11 a.m., Flisks midday and Lob­bers 12.30 p.m. County Wick­low needs to form a team this year. (DCU Satur­day, June 11). Pre­vi­ous Mem­bers will at­test to the so­cia­ble, vig­or­ous and full-on en­er­getic ex­pe­ri­ence en­joyed by play­ing the Games against 32 other county teams. Team play­ers turn up at the Brock­agh each year and try their luck in be­ing picked for the team again.

Come along and take on th­ese sea­soned play­ers and try to in­ject a bit of com­pe­ti­tion for places and #8230;. there are nine places on the team with each player play­ing all three games (new for­mat this year). The Co Wick­low Sports Part­ner­ship is spon­sor­ing this event and re­ally en­cour­ages you to par­tic­i­pate. RSVP 0404 20100 EXT 2333 OR text Valerie 087 6319667 be­fore weds June 1.

STAGE BRATZ YEARLY SHOW

Stage­brats will per­form their yearly show on June 25 in the Brock­agh Re­source Cen­tre, more de­tails from the Brock­agh Cen­tre (0404 45600) to fol­low or check out the Wick­low Notes in the com­ing weeks.

RAZ­ZLE DAZ­ZLE SHOW

Raz­zle Daz­zle Academy will per­form their show on Satur­day, June 18, in the Brock­agh Re­source Cen­tre. For more in­for­ma­tion check out the Wick­low Notes in the com­ing weeks or call the cen­tre at 0404 45600.

CHAIR YOGA CLASSES

Chair Yoga is suit­able for those who may find reg­u­lar yoga classes too stren­u­ous – those who may be com­pletely new to yoga, re­cov­er­ing from in­jury or ill­ness or gen­er­ally less ac­tive and mo­bile. It is also of course suit­able for all yoga stu­dents who sim­ply would like to try this method of prac­tice. Phone Louise at 087 6032202. We will be look­ing to run Chair Yoga classes at the Brock­agh Cen­tre through­out the sum­mer.

On Tues­day, June 7, there will be a Chair Yoga class at the cen­tre for our Ac­tive Re­tire­ment Group from 11.15 a.m. to 12.15 p.m.

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