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’.
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 email@example.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.