Over 55s Day: Health and wellbeing is the theme of this year’s Dublin City Council Over 55s Day in the ILAC Centre Library, Dublin tomorrow from 1pm-4.30pm. Activities include yoga and mindfulness sessions and a talk on health and wellbeing as you age. Short health and fitness assessments will also be available.
Bloom Festival: School lunches, food provided in direct provision centres, food in a digital age, the rise and fall of clean eating and a growing trend of eating unseasonal fruit and vegetables are just a selection of the impressive topics to be discussed at the GIY tent at Bloom Festival in Phoenix Park from June 1st-5th. See giy.ie for full details.
Happiness talk: The neuroscience of lasting happiness is the theme of Dr Rick Hanson’s public talk on Thursday, June 8th at 7.30pm in the Law Library, Church St, Dublin 7. The best-selling author and psychologist is the founder of the Wellspring Institute for Neuroscience and Contemplative Wisdom in California. His talk will focus on nurturing happiness, gratitude, resilience, love and compassion. Tickets ¤40. sanctuary.ie, 01 670 5419
Diabetes: Mr David Keegan, retinal specialist at the Mater Hospital in Dublin urges anyone with diabetes type 1 or 2 to go for free annual diabetic retina screening. “Diabetic retinopathy is a common complication of diabetes and all diabetics aged 12 and over should register with Diabetic RetinaScreen for early diagnosis and treatment,” he says. About 10 per cent of those with diabetes are at risk of developing retinopathy. The condition causes damage to the blood vessels in the retina, the tissue lining the back of the eye that allows us to see. However, symptoms including sight loss, may not appear in the early stages. See diabeticretinascreen.ie or call 1800 454 555
Homicide bereavement counselling: AdVIC, the advocacy group for families of victims of homicide, is now offering bereavement counselling to children affected by homicide. The free bereavement counselling, which has been developed with the Irish Childhood Bereavement Network, is for children who require support following the trauma of a homicide. The advocacy group has provided bereavement counseling to families and friends who have lost loved ones through violence since 2007. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 086 314 8363
Dublin Cabra Sports and Fitness Group enjoying a recent over-55s day: health and wellbeing is the theme of this year’s Dublin City Council event in the ILAC Centre Library, Dublin.