Waterford CYPSC - Children & Young People's Services Committee

Waterford CYPSC

Children & Young People's Services Committee

Keeping Well in our Community – links to activities and events

 

 

 

 

 

1/04/21

For a full list of information on activities and events taking place please click    Keep Well Campaign – Waterford City and County Council

 

Switching Off:

If you have the words, there’s always a chance that you’ll find the way”

Seamus Heaney.

Poetry Day Waterford, supported by Waterford City and County Arts Office, invites you to join this workshop that will explore using the language of our everyday in poetry.

The workshop will look at contemporary poets and their use of language. Time will be allocated for writing and for creating new work. Poets will be invited to share their writing during the workshop and via email afterwards if they would like feedback on their work.

This two hour workshop will be delivered over Zoom on Thursday 29th April at 11:00 AM.

We are offering FREE places to people based within Waterford City and County Council’s administrative area. As places are limited, your expression of interest will form the basis for selection. No correspondence will be entered into regarding decisions.

Expressions of interest must be submitted to poetrydaywat@gmail.com on or before Monday 19th April 2021 at noon.

 

Join us in April for our next Facebook Book Club!

We’ve chosen ‘The High Mountains of Portugal’ by Yann Martel as our book for April.

Three stories of grief, loss, magic and spirituality from the author of The Life of Pi.

Please download the book in eBook or eAudiobook format on your Borrowbox app as soon as you can, and renew as you go, to make sure you get a copy this month!

Join us in our Facebook Group for lively discussion on Tuesday April 20th at 8:00 PM. No Zoom links or webcams necessary as we will be discussing through the online group, so you can join the chat easily.

Join the Facebook Book Group for book chats – Visit https://www.facebook.com/groups/942366012849699 to join.

Download as an eBook or eAudiobook on BorrowBox on your phone or tablet.

 

Exploring Waterford’s Magdalene Heritage

Join us online for a fascinating talk presented in partnership with Waterford Memories Project by Dr. Jennifer O’Mahoney and Dr. Kate McCarthy entitled Exploring Waterford’s Magdalene Heritage.

This talk explores a unique educational resource pack which uses the former Magdalene Laundry in Waterford as a case study for students and the public to explore their local culture and heritage through a set of research-informed, multi-media resources.

The aim of this pack is to encourage educators to introduce students to some of the critical information and debates about the Magdalene Laundries, and to encourage members of the public to engage with their local history.

Book your free place for this online talk at:

https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/exploring-waterfords-magdalene-heritage-tickets-148878376231

 

Blaa Book Podcast with Waterford Libraries

Podcasts are an enjoyable way to relax, switch off and learn something new.

On our Waterford Libraries podcast we are discussing some great books available to read or listen on

BorrowBox, our ebook and audiobook app.

In our first episode we’re discussing ‘The Long Call’ by Anne Cleeves – listen to the pod at https://feeds.buzzsprout.com/1729990.rss

If you or your group are holding an event, please let us know so we can let as many people as possible what is going on in Waterford.

Remember, the Waterford Community Call helpline is fully operational on 1800 250 185 for information on all types and levels of assistance available from physical supports e.g. shopping etc. to information on befriending services through Alone and similar organisations and much more.

If you have any queries please do not hesitate to contact me and most importantly, if you have suggestions of how the Stay Connected programme can additionally assist Waterford’s Communities, please let me know

Le dea-ghuí,     

Caoimhín Ó Muimhneacháin I Rannóg Pobail

Comhairle Cathrach & Contae Phort Láirge, Oifigí Cathartha, Dún Garbhán, Co Phort Láirge

Regards,

Kevin Moynihan I Community Department

Waterford City & County Council, Civic Offices, Dungarvan, Co Waterford.

+353 (0)58 21153 (ext 2153)

 

19th March 2021

Physical Wellbeing

Older Adults Exercise Programme – Get Active, Get Going!

Sign-up now for our FREE programme and get active in the comfort of your own home.

Live Exercise Session via zoom every Wednesday  from 12.30-1.15pm

PLUS We’ll post you out weekly exercise schedules including Facebook live sessions and we’ll send you links to WSP’s weekly video exercise challenges!

Starting Week of Monday 15th March

FREE PROGRAMME | BOOKING ESSENTIAL

Book HERE now!

For more information please contact:

Peter Jones on 087 101 5130 or pjones@waterfordsportspartnership.ie

 

Vision Sports Ireland Online Spring Series

Vision Sports Ireland supported by Waterford Sports Partnership are delighted to continue to increase the range of online physical activity classes available to adults who are blind and vision impaired.

  • Yoga – Mondays 10am
  • Over 50’s Movement, Balance and Stretch – Tuesdays 10am
  • Zoom Fitness – Wednesdays 6:30pm
  • Nature Mindfulness – Thursdays 10am

 

Full details and registration available at: https://visionsports.ie/home-exercise-series/

Switching Off:

  1. Physiotherapist, Colette O’Flynn will show you how to stay fit and healthy during the pandemic, with advice on nutrition, sleep and activity in this free Zoom webinar on Wednesday 24th March at 12.30pm. She will demonstrate simple sitting and/or standing exercises to do at home to keep you fit, strong, flexible and mobile.To register, please click here.

Topics covered:

  • Fitness, flexibility and mobility
  • Eating Well and Essential Vitamins
  • Good Sleep

This webinar is part of the Waterford Healthy Ireland at your Library initiative. For more information, please go to our website, here.

For more information, please phone 0761 102141 or email library@waterfordcouncil.ie

#KeepWell #BeWell #EatWell #HealthyIrelandatYourLibrary #HealthyWaterford #HealthyIreland

 

  1. The Dungarvan Camera Club are exhibiting their photography work in the windows of Dungarvan Library from 16 – 31 March 2021. Do check it out on your walk if Dungarvan Library is within your 5k.

The club is a vital, energetic source from which the combined skills of many highly proficient photographers have emerged over the years due to the programmes of education included in club activities. Experienced members are more than happy to share their knowledge with novices and new members are always welcome.

There is a lively programme each month with slideshows, demonstrations and monthly competitions suited to all levels of photographic competence. For more information contact the secretary, Louise on 087-2641700 or email secretarydcc@gmail.com.

  1. Join us in March for Waterford Libraries next Facebook Book Club!

We’ve chosen ‘We Begin at the End’ by Chris Whitaker as our book for March, a mystery thriller set in rural California.

‘We Begin at the End’ is a story of outcasts – 13 year old Duchess, her unhappy, destructive mother, Star, and Walk, the chief of police in a recession-hit California town, still damaged from the crimes of Vincent King 30 years ago, and the testimony of Walk who sent Vincent to jail.

Drama begins as Vincent is released, arson and murder haunt the town and twists and deceptions keep you guessing till the heartbreaking conclusion.

Please download the book in ebook or audiobook format on your Borrowbox app as soon as you can, and renew as you go, to make sure you get a copy this month!

Join us in our Facebook Group for lively discussion on Tuesday March 23rd from 8:00 PM. No Zoom links or webcams necessary as we will be discussing through the online group, so you can join the chat easily.

Join the Facebook Book Group for book chats – Visit https://www.facebook.com/groups/942366012849699 to join.

4.    Introduction to Sensory Play – Talk with Eilis O’Toole

This talk is aimed at parents and guardians or caregivers of babies and toddlers, in how to set up an invitation to engage babies and toddlers in open ended sensory play.

Sensory play is a way of engaging babies and young children in open-ended play that heightens their senses and encourages independent learning, imagination and creativity.

During this Zoom workshop Waterford artist Eilis O’Toole will give parents and guardians ideas and advice on how to engage their child in sensory play. Using many ingredients and materials found in your home, Eilis will give advice on how to plan and provide sensory play experiences. By exposing young children to new and interesting play experiences, it helps them to learn more about their world in a curious and natural way, through their senses.

Date: Wednesday 24th March (during the Easter holidays)

Time: 11:00 AM -11:30 AM

Booking: https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/introduction-to-sensory-play-with-artist-eilis-otoole-tickets-145829595245

 

This free event is held by Waterford Libraries as part of the Keep Well Switching off and Being Creative Initiative.

Download as an ebook or audiobook on BorrowBox on your phone or tablet.

Finally, congratulations to Waterford Older Person Council who held their final Concert by the Fire Side on Thursday March 18th. With 52 people in attendance this was another tremendous success.

If you or your group are holding an event, please let us know so we can let as many people as possible what is going on in Waterford.

Remember, the Waterford Community Call helpline is fully operational on 1800 250 185 for information on all types and levels of assistance available from physical supports e.g. shopping etc. to information on befriending services through Alone and similar organisations and much more.

Over the coming weeks new programmes will be developed by the Keep Well Campaign in Waterford and as these go live we will be in contact with you to let you know what is happening to allow you to forward this information to those you feel may benefit from it most in your communities. For a full list of information on activities and events taking place please click button below: (please press Control button on your key pad and click yellow text)

If you have any queries please do not hesitate to contact me and most importantly, if you have suggestions of how the Stay Connected programme can additionally assist Waterford’s Communities, please let me know

 

Le dea-ghuí,     

Caoimhín Ó Muimhneacháin I Rannóg Pobail

Comhairle Cathrach & Contae Phort Láirge, Oifigí Cathartha, Dún Garbhán, Co Phort Láirge

Regards,

Kevin Moynihan I Community Department

Waterford City & County Council, Civic Offices, Dungarvan, Co Waterford.

+353 (0)58 21153 (ext 2153)

 

12/03/21

Physical Wellbeing

Older Adults Exercise Programme – Get Active, Get Going!

Sign-up now for our FREE programme and get active in the comfort of your own home.

Live Exercise Session via zoom every Wednesday  from 12.30-1.15pm

PLUS We’ll post you out weekly exercise schedules including Facebook live sessions and we’ll send you links to WSP’s weekly video exercise challenges!

Starting Week of Monday 15th March

FREE PROGRAMME | BOOKING ESSENTIAL

Book HERE now!

For more information please contact:

Peter Jones on 087 101 5130 or pjones@waterfordsportspartnership.ie

 

Vision Sports Ireland Online Spring Series

Vision Sports Ireland supported by Waterford Sports Partnership are delighted to continue to increase the range of online physical activity classes available to adults who are blind and vision impaired.

  • Yoga – Mondays 10am
  • Over 50’s Movement, Balance and Stretch – Tuesdays 10am
  • Zoom Fitness – Wednesdays 6:30pm
  • Nature Mindfulness – Thursdays 10am

Full details and registration available at: https://visionsports.ie/home-exercise-series/

Switching Off:

Autism Friendly Fitness: The Keep Well Program

  1. The Keep Well campaign, in association with Sport Ireland, has developed an autism friendly fitness program to help our community to remain happy and healthy during the COVID-19 pandemic. The closure of fitness centres and gyms, coupled with limited opportunities for travel, make it especially difficult for autistic to keep up healthy routines which contribute to wellbeing.
    To learn more about this campaign and to access all six videos see here
  2. Dispelling nutrition Myths

Are eggs healthy? Is fruit bad for you?

Find out the answers to these questions and other nutrition myths with Gillian McConnell B.Sc. (Hons) Dietetics, MINDI from Inside Out Nutrition in this free Zoom Webinar on Friday 19th March 2021 at 11:00am.

Please click here to register.

A recording of this webinar will be available to view through our Waterford Council Libraries Facebook page up to 25th March 2021.

This webinar is part of the Waterford Healthy Ireland at your Library initiative. For more information, please go to our website here.

 

  1. Storytelling for all ages – The Library Service is delighted to announce that the wonderful Niall de Búrca will be with us again this year, hosting a wild and wonderful storytelling session online, suitable for all ages, on Monday, 15th March at 11am on the Libraries Facebook page. facebook.com/WaterfordCouncilLibraries

 

4. The Waterford Inner City Parent and Toddler Group meets online each Tuesday from 10.30-11.30am via Zoom.

If you and your little one(s) would like to come along to the online group and enjoy the fun, please contact Mags on 089 2027218 or email: mags@stbrigidsfcc.ie.  As places are limited.

If you or your group are holding an event, please let us know so we can let as many people as possible what is going on in Waterford.

Remember, the Waterford Community Call helpline is fully operational on 1800 250 185 for information on all types and levels of assistance available from physical supports e.g. shopping etc. to information on befriending services through Alone and similar organisations and much more.

Over the coming weeks new programmes will be developed by the Keep Well Campaign in Waterford and as these go live we will be in contact with you to let you know what is happening to allow you to forward this information to those you feel may benefit from it most in your communities. For a full list of information on activities and events taking place please click button below: (please press Control button on your key pad and click yellow text)

If you have any queries please do not hesitate to contact me and most importantly, if you have suggestions of how the Stay Connected programme can additionally assist Waterford’s Communities, please let me know,

Kevin Moynihan I Community Department

Waterford City & County Council, Civic Offices, Dungarvan, Co Waterford.

+353 (0)58 21153 (ext 2153)

 

10/03/21

Please see below for some useful links to activities and events that may be of use to people in your local communities – if you could forward these details to anyone you think may find it useful it would be much appreciated.

Physical Wellbeing

Older Adults Exercise Programme – Get Active, Get Going!

Sign-up now for our FREE programme and get active in the comfort of your own home. Live Exercise Session via zoom every Wednesday  from 12.30-1.15pm

PLUS We’ll post you out weekly exercise schedules including Facebook live sessions and we’ll send you links to WSP’s weekly video exercise challenges!

Starting Week of Monday 15th March

  • FREE PROGRAMME | BOOKING ESSENTIAL
  • Book HERE now!
  • For more information please contact:

Peter Jones on 087 101 5130 or email Peter here

 

Vision Sports Ireland Online Spring Series

Vision Sports Ireland supported by Waterford Sports Partnership are delighted to continue to increase the range of online physical activity classes available to adults who are blind and vision impaired.

  • Yoga – Mondays 10am
  • Over 50’s Movement, Balance and Stretch – Tuesdays 10am
  • Zoom Fitness – Wednesdays 6:30pm
  • Nature Mindfulness – Thursdays 10am

Full details and registration available here

 

Switching Off

Click here for the latest Age Friendly newsletter dated the 26th Feb 2021

Age and Opportunity have made it easier for anyone who wants to taste all of the amazing work out there no matter what age they are, we’ve decided to gather a list of online opportunities across a range of activities – from watching opera to dance classes – which you can take part in without having to leave the house.  These are categorised by theme, there is something for everyone. Click here

While our library branches are closed, our library’s online services are still available to you through your PC , smartphone or tablet

Visit us online here for ebooks, digital magazines, newspapers and online learning.

Get help downloading ebooks by contacting your local branch, message us on social media or email us on here for support

 

 

 

 

 

Remember, the Waterford Community Call helpline is fully operational on 1800 250 185 for information on all types and levels of assistance available from physical supports e.g. shopping etc. to information on befriending services through Alone and similar organisations and much more.

Over the coming weeks new programmes will be developed by the Keep Well Campaign in Waterford and as these go live we will be in contact with you to let you know what is happening to allow you to forward this information to those you feel may benefit from it most in your communities. For a full list of information on activities and events taking place please click on the link here

 

Regards,

Kevin Moynihan I Community Department

Waterford City & County Council, Civic Offices, Dungarvan, Co Waterford.

+353 (0)58 21153 (ext 2153)

If you have any queries please do not hesitate to contact Kevin Moynihan and most importantly, if you have suggestions of how the Stay Connected programme can additionally assist Waterford’s Communities, please let him know.

 

5/03/21

Physical Wellbeing

Older Adults Exercise Programme – Get Active, Get Going!

Sign-up now for our FREE programme and get active in the comfort of your own home.

Live Exercise Session via zoom every Wednesday  from 12.30-1.15pm

PLUS We’ll post you out weekly exercise schedules including Facebook live sessions and we’ll send you links to WSP’s weekly video exercise challenges!

Starting Week of Monday 15th March

FREE PROGRAMME | BOOKING ESSENTIAL

Book HERE now!

For more information please contact:

Peter Jones on 087 101 5130 or pjones@waterfordsportspartnership.ie

 

Vision Sports Ireland Online Spring Series

Vision Sports Ireland supported by Waterford Sports Partnership are delighted to continue to increase the range of online physical activity classes available to adults who are blind and vision impaired.

  • Yoga – Mondays 10am
  • Over 50’s Movement, Balance and Stretch – Tuesdays 10am
  • Zoom Fitness – Wednesdays 6:30pm
  • Nature Mindfulness – Thursdays 10am

Full details and registration available at: https://visionsports.ie/home-exercise-series/

Switching Off:

  1. Do you Choose To Challenge this International Women’s Day?

Waterford Integration Services, Europe Direct Waterford and Waterford Libraries are coming together online to host a morning with an inspirational line-up of women who have chosen to challenge. This event coincides with International Women’s Day and will be on Wednesday 10th  March from 11:00am – 12:30pm.

This very special line-up of speakers and performers includes Waterford writer Megan Nolan, spoken word artist Sasha Terfous, Health Advocate and performer Osas Iyamu Usideme, street artist Caoilfhionn Hanton, singer-songwriter Minnie Marley as well as inspirational speakers Dr Lucy Michael from IREC, Toluwani Akaehomen, business woman and global leader, Jennifer Tejada retired Chief of Police and Anne Nolan from Waterford Integration Services. Journalist Dymphna Nugent will MC the event which will highlight and celebrate women’s achievements.

International Women’s Day reminds us that a challenged world is an alert world. Individually, we’re all responsible for our own thoughts and actions – all day, every day. We can all choose to challenge and call out gender bias and inequality. We can all choose to seek out and celebrate women’s achievements. Collectively, we can all help create an inclusive world. From challenge comes change, so let’s all choose to challenge.

Join the conversation #ChooseToChallenge #IDW2021

 

 

 

 

 

https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/choose-to-challenge-international-womens-day-2021-tickets-142212903623

 

  1. HURRY ! Closing date is 9th March

Waterford Libraries have teamed with Waterford Council for a Short Story Competition for 6-18 year olds.  3 age categories, Closing date is 9th March 2021.  500 words only and the beginning line is I will never forget what happened on St. Patrick’s Day….

http://waterfordlibraries.ie/comortas-scealiochta-la-fheile-padraig-st-patricks-day-short-story-competition/

 

 

 

 

 

  1. The latest Age Friendly newsletter dated the 26th Feb 2021

https://agefriendlyireland.ie/wp-content/uploads/2021/02/Age-Friendly-Ireland-Newsletter_26022021.pdf

Age and Opportunity have made it easier for anyone who wants to taste all of the amazing work out there no matter what age they are, we’ve decided to gather a list of online opportunities across a range of activities – from watching opera to dance classes – which you can take part in without having to leave the house.  These are categorised by theme, there is something for everyone.

https://ageandopportunity.ie/online-activities-and-resources-for-arts-and-creativity/

 

  1. While our library branches are closed, our library’s online services are still available to you through your PC , smartphone or tablet

Visit us online at waterfordlibraries.ie for ebooks, digital magazines, newspapers and online learning.

Get help downloading ebooks by contacting your local branch, message us on social media or email us on Library@waterfordcouncil.ie for support

Remember, the Waterford Community Call helpline is fully operational on 1800 250 185 for information on all types and levels of assistance available from physical supports e.g. shopping etc. to information on befriending services through Alone and similar organisations and much more.

Over the coming weeks new programmes will be developed by the Keep Well Campaign in Waterford and as these go live we will be in contact with you to let you know what is happening to allow you to forward this information to those you feel may benefit from it most in your communities. For a full list of information on activities and events taking place please click button below: (please press Control button on your key pad and click yellow text)

 

26/02/21

Physical Wellbeing

Sport Ireland #Keep Well Videos
Sport Ireland have produced a series of home exercise videos for; Older Adults, People with Autism and Post Natal Women. You can follow the videos online and do the exercises in the comfort of your own home. Check them out here

Age & Opportunity Movement Minutes
Want to get active in the comfort of your own home?
Join the Age & Opportunity Movement Minutes ‘Live’ on Facebook every Monday, Wednesday & Friday @11am! Link to Facebook

Switching Off:

Wellness Wednesday promoting positivity through poetry

Take some time to switch off and enjoy classic poetry read by librarian Anne from Dungarvan Library!  This week’s poem is “Springtime Rhapsody” by Mai O’Higgins Click here

 

Alone Training Opportunity: Befriending Service Set-up Training 

This training for those is specifically designed for those who are in the process of, or interested in, setting up a befriending service in Ireland. It covers all of the areas that need to consider and worked on before befriending service gets up and running. After attending this training, attendees will: a) Know what you need to consider before setting-up a service, b) Be able to identify what kind of befriending and related services operate in Ireland,  c) Know what costs are involved in running a befriending service, 4) Understand sustainability and ways you can fund your service, 5) Be able to identify ways to create a brand for your service, 6) List the key policies and paperwork needed for your service, 7) Know the recommended staffing structure of a befriending service, 8) Be able to identify the key legal requirements needed for your service and 9) Have an understanding of a basic office and IT set-up for your service

For further information please contact Alone or 0818 222 024

Age Action Zoom User Guide

If you need help using Zoom, why not check out the Zoom user guide produced by Age Action Ireland available at the following User Guide

Remember, the Waterford Community Call helpline is fully operational on 1800 250 185 for information on all types and levels of assistance available from physical supports e.g. shopping etc. to information on befriending services through Alone and similar organisations and much more.

Over the coming weeks new programmes will be developed by the Keep Well Campaign in Waterford and as these go live we will be in contact with you to let you know what is happening to allow you to forward this information to those you feel may benefit from it most in your communities. For a full list of information on activities and events taking place please click here

If you have any queries please do not hesitate to contact Kevin Moynihan and most importantly, if you have suggestions of how the Stay Connected programme can additionally assist Waterford’s Communities, please let him know.

Kevin Moynihan I Community Department

Waterford City & County Council, Civic Offices, Dungarvan, Co Waterford.

+353 (0)58 21153 (ext 2153)