May 18

Kay Flanagan

Reporter:

Kay Flanagan

DANCE CLASSES: Dance classes will commence in Our Lady of Lourdes Action Centre on Thursday May 16th at 7pm. The first three classes are Line Dancing and the next three classes will be Zumba. The classes will run every Thursday from 7-8 pm. Cost is €3 per class. For further information contact Kay on: 061 228596.

DANCE CLASSES: Dance classes will commence in Our Lady of Lourdes Action Centre on Thursday May 16th at 7pm. The first three classes are Line Dancing and the next three classes will be Zumba. The classes will run every Thursday from 7-8 pm. Cost is €3 per class. For further information contact Kay on: 061 228596.

TRAFFICKING INFORMATION SEMINAR: As part of the Doras Luimní Seminar Series 2013 there will be an Information Seminar on Trafficking and Prositution in Limerick on Wednesday May 22nd at 2:30pm. It will take place in Doras Luimní, Mount St Vincent, O’Connell Avenue, Limerick. The seminar will examine human trafficking for sexual exploitation, prostitution in Limerick, discrimination & barriers to services, rights/entitlements and service provision in Limerick. Migrant community groups, migrant support groups, service providers and women’s groups may be interested in attending. For more information please contact patriciadoras@gmail.com, or (061) 310328.

CONVERSATIONS ABOUT PRIMARY HEALTHCARE: Healthcare in the community is known as primary healthcare and this includes services which are provided by GPs, public health nurses, home helps, physiotherapists, occupational therapists and speech and language therapists. Professor Anne McFarlane, from the Graduate Entry Medical School is looking for some community members to take part in a consultation about health in community settings. The conversations will take place on Friday May 24th in the Irish Chamber Orchestra Building, University of Limerick from 10.00 -12.30pm. Light refreshments will be served on arrival. For more information please e-mail madeleine.osullivan@ul.ie or anne.macfarlane@ul.ie.

COMMUNITY BINGO: Bingo takes place in Our Lady of Lourdes Action Centre every Monday night at 8.30pm. Please come along and enjoy a fun filled night! All are welcome!

ADAPT CHURCH GATE COLLECTION: ADAPT Services work to support women who experience domestic abuse, and their children, across Limerick city and county. They are holding their annual church gate collection in Limerick city on Satrday 25th and Sunday 26th of May and are appealing for colunteers to get involved.

They have received amazing support from local people over the past couple of years and would like to thank those who have given them this support. The church gate collection raises vital funds to keep the service running and as a result volunteers as essential. It only takes one person in the parish to get enthuasiasm going in order to make this fundraising a succcess. Raising as much as €250 would provide the children in the refuge with two weeks activties or allow ADAPT to meet a woman anywhere in the county and offer support.

If you think you could give them an hour on the day or if you know of anyone who would be willing to help out in Limerick County or suburbs please contact Laura Bohan on 061 412354 or email volunteercoordinator@adaptservices.ie.

LIMERICK SENIORS FORUM UPCOMING EVENT: Bealtaine Festival: Celebrating Creativity in Later Life. Wed 22nd May 11.30am – 2.00pm in the Absolute Hotel. Play by Carnation Theatre presents ‘Music Hall’ set in 1916. Places are limited to please book early to avoid disappointment. Refreshments Provided! Please call Eleanor/Claire/Corneila on 419388 to reserve a place.