Stretch! this leaflet aimed at Older Adults has 8 simple stretching exercises designed by HSE Physio Services to keep your primary joints and muscles flexible and strong, and a handy 4-week schedule for you to tick off as you complete the exercises. Telephone the Community Call Helpline on 1800 92 88 94 or e-mail email@example.com to get a free copy.
Try an Online Class! Siel Bleu Ireland offer a range of exercise programmes for older adults – check these out on YouTube at https://www.youtube.com/user/SielBleuIreland. Alternatively, contact Galway Sports Partnership to try something new through one of their online classes - telephone Galway Sports Partnership at 091 509572 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Try a Recipe! As part of the national Keep Well Campaign, Bord Bia are sharing a range of easy to prepare seasonal recipes, centred around a healthy and nutritious diet – check out their “Winter Warmers” recipes at http://www.bordbia.ie
Try an Online Course! Healthy County Galway wants to help you to prepare healthy, nutritious, low-cost meals and snacks for yourselves and your families. Our Healthy Food Made Easy Course will run over 6 weeks with new recipes and demonstration videos provided each week. Register your interest by e-mailing email@example.com or telephone Andrew at 087 7777 790.
Switch Off and Be Creative
Be part of a countywide Diary! Galway Library wants to hear from older residents of Galway City & County and gather your written reflections on life in Ireland during the pandemic. You can submit your entry in short story, poem or diary format by February 19th 2021, by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org or by post to Galway City Library, Hynes Building, St. Augustine Street, Galway H91 R6WF.
Make a pledge to read! In order to encourage everyone to take some time to relax, all of Ireland’s Libraries are asking the people of Ireland to pledge some time to read on Thursday, February 25th which has been designated a new national day to celebrate reading. Make your pledge on http://www.irelandreads.ie and take some time out to escape and boost your wellbeing.
Digital Skills for Heritage! Galway County Heritage Officer has developed an online 4-week Digital Skills Training Course for Heritage Groups and Heritage Practitioners working in County Galway. Places are limited so please book your place as soon as possible at https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/digital-skills-for-heritage-feb-march-2021-tickets-139467273369
Digital Skills for Library! Would you like to be able to access library services on the Internet, download your favourite books or audiobooks or join online classes, but you’re not sure how to do this? Galway Libraries are here to help by offering you remote support to join on your smartphone, laptop or PC. Express your interest in taking part by e-mailing http://email@example.com (as in LDA) or phoning Galway Library on 091-509388.
The Community Call Helpline is here to help you - Galway County Council’s Community Call Helpline is here to help you if you need assistance with practical supports such as getting shopping or prescriptions, or if you need some social support we are here to listen or give you a regular call back to check in on you – contact us by freephone 1800 92 88 94 or landline 091 509 390 between 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily.
Our GAA Legends are ‘on-call’ to chat to you – for GAA fans who might be alone or isolated at this time, GAA legends in the City and County are ‘on-call’ to chat. If you would like to arrange a call on behalf of a family member or friend in the City or County, please call the Galway County Community Call Helpline by Freephone 1800 92 88 94 or Landline 091 509 390.
Manage Your Mental Health
Stress Control Workshops - HSE Health and Wellbeing are offering these online classes to teach you practical skills to deal with stress. There are 6 sessions which are approximately 90 minutes each and you can ‘attend’ the class at the scheduled time or watch it on YouTube in your own time. To check the dates of the free classes or download free booklets on each of the sessions, please go to http://www.stresscontrol.ie
Minding Your Wellbeing – HSE Health and Wellbeing have launched this free online programme aimed at promoting mental wellbeing by practicing self-care, mindfulness, gratitude and building our resilience. The programme consists of a series of 5 video sessions of around 20 minutes long which are available at http://www.yourmentalhealth.ie
Living Well; a programme for adults with long term health conditions – these are HSE programmes for people living with a long-term health condition such as (but not limited to) COPD, asthma, diabetes, stroke, heart conditions, arthritis, multiple sclerosis MS, cancer, Crohn’s disease, chronic pain, depression. These online programmes start in February and run once a week for 6 weeks. For more information, visit www.hse.ie/livingwell or to book a place contact Programme Co-ordinator Jackie Lynott on 087 7185615 or email http://firstname.lastname@example.org.
Supporting children – this is a national campaign to support vulnerable children, young people and their families in challenging times and highlights the range of services and supports in place across a range of service areas. For more information, please visit https://www.gov.ie/en/campaigns/42dcb-supporting-children/