DD COMMUNITY: RAPHOE SENIORS INVITED TO JOIN ALERT SCHEME

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first_imgRaphoeRAPHOE NOTES: Raphoe Family Resource Centre:Mind Your Mental Health Workshop The Family Resource Centre in association with Mental Health Ireland is hosting a workshop on minding your mental health on Tuesday 31st May 2016 from 2-5pm in The Volt House Hall. The workshop is free to participants. Mind Your Mental Health is a mental health awareness workshop developed by Mental Health Ireland. It offers participants the opportunity to reflect on this important aspect of their lives and to learn different ways to enhance their own mental health and wellbeing.Mind Your Mental Health is delivered in four units: 
1. Understanding Mental Health and Wellbeing
2. Stress and Thinking Patterns
3. Mental Health Difficulties, Recovery and Support
4. Minding Your Mental Health StrategiesPlaces are limited so please book early to avoid disappointment. Contact the Family Resource Centre on 074-9145796/087-3641503.Something Special Support GroupThe next meeting of the group will take place at 8.00pm on Tuesday 10th May in the Family Resource Centre, The Volt House, Raphoe. If you are a parent/guardian of a child with delayed communication or learning skills or Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) you will find support, advice and information by attending this Support Group. New members are always welcome. If you would like more information about the Support Group please contact Melanie on 074-9145796/087-3641503.Date for your diary Raphoe Annual 5k road race hosted by Raphoe Family Resource Centre in association with Lifford/Strabane A.C. will this year take place at 7.30pm on Tuesday 5th July. Raphoe 5k is one of the races in Donegal Athletics Board Grand Prix Programme. Last year’s race which was kindly sponsored by Coyle’s Centra Raphoe was won by Ivan Toner in a time of 16:35. The first woman home was Sarah Kivlehan in a time of 19:37.Drop-in TuesdaysDrop-in Tuesdays continue in the Family Resource Centre in the Volt House on Tuesdays from 10.30-11.30am. The Drop-in provides the opportunity for members of the community to call in for a cup of tea and a chat. Local and daily papers will be available so you can catch up on local, national and international news. The Drop-in is free so why not come along and join us?Donegal Youth Service Community Employment ProjectA vacancy is soon to arise for Youth Worker with Raphoe Family Resource Centre. Hours are 19.5 hours per week. Applicants must be eligible for DSP Community Employment (terms and conditions apply). Contact your local DSP Office. For further details or application form contact: Lee Stephenson 074 – 91 29630 or send C.V. (with PPS Number and Date of Birth) to Lee Stephenson, CE Supervisor, Donegal Youth Service, 16-18 Port Road, Letterkenny, Co. Donegal or email lee.stephenson@eircom.net or call in to Raphoe Family Resource Centre in The Volt House. 50-50 Bonus BallThe winner of our weekly 50 / 50 Bonus ball was Eddie Harkin, winning number 17.To enter the next Bonus Ball Draw please call into the Family Resource Centre in The Volt House before Saturday of each week. Good luck!Seniors Alert SchemeThe objective of the Seniors Alert Scheme is to encourage community support for vulnerable older people in our communities through the provision of personal monitored alarms to enable older persons of limited means to continue to live securely in their homes with confidence, independence and peace of mind.Funding is available under the scheme towards the purchase of equipment by a registered organisation i.e. personal alarm and/or pendant. The associated monitoring and service charges must be paid by the participant. A person will be eligible if he or she is:• Aged 65 years or older; and• Of limited means or resources; and• Living alone, living with another person who meets the eligibility criteria; and• Resides within geographical area of the relevant registered organisation; and• Able to benefit from the equipment supplied; and• Are prepared to maintain contact with the registered organisation.Raphoe Family Resource Centre has now taken over the administration of the Scheme. Therefore, if you or anyone you know are eligible for the scheme please do not hesitate to contact Laura at Raphoe Family Resource Centre on (074)9145796 or 0873641503 or alternatively call into our office located on the second floor of The Volt House, Raphoe.Raphoe Boxing ClubOn Saturday night last Raphoe boxers Aaron McDaid, Liam McMonagle and Oran Devine were in action at a major tournament in the Ballyliffen Hotel. Aaron turned in a stylish display of ringcraft when he outpointed Flynn Doherty, St. Bridgets, whilst Liam McMonagle was red-hot on the night when he outpointed the strongly fancied Emmett Diver, Clonmany. Oran Devine can count himself very unlucky to lose out on a split decision to Hugh Doherty, St. Bridgets. Well done to all three boxers.The Raphoe club has now closed for the summer break and once again the Raphoe Club featured as one of the busiest clubs in Donegal at both tournaments and championships. The officers of the Raphoe Club would like to sincerely thank all the boxers who represented the club during the season and look forward to seeing them all back at the club in August.Everyone at the Raphoe Boxing Club would like to extend congratulations to local badminton super-star, Chloe Magee who has just qualified for her third Olympic games to be held in Rio, Brazil in the summer. What an achievement. Good Luck in Rio! You always do the sporting town of Raphoe proud.Raphoe Tidy TownsRaphoe Tidy Towns Ltd. Community Appeal 2016. The Application for the town has now arrived and will be sent off before the 20th of May this year. Judging will be during the months of June, July and August. Thank you to everyone in our community for your great support over the years. You can help this year by tidying your gardens, painting, weeding, keeping your area litter free, putting out window boxes or hanging baskets. If you are the owner of a derelict or run down property please help the town by tidying up before the end of May. Remember our deadline is the end of May. Financial donations, donations of shrubs, flowers, plants, paint etc. will be very welcome. Your help is needed and appreciated very much. Thank You. For further information please contact the Tidy Towns Office on 9145692.Application forms for any future Vacancies with Raphe Tidy Towns are now available from the Tidy Towns Office. Please contact the Supervisor on 9145692 or call in for an application form. Please note that eligibility criteria for Community Employment apply to all posts. Thank You.GENERATION HOPECome join us at a viewing of our new filmGeneration HopeMary’s MealsLYIT : Lecture theatre 1452Date: Monday 9th MayTime: 8pmGeneration Hope – which features Hollywood star Gerard Butler and highlights the difference a nutritious daily meal in school can make for children living in the world’s most impoverished communities – will form part of the programme at the 69th annual Cannes Film Festival in May. In association with Marys Meals and LYITPlease note that items for the Raphoe Notes should be placed in the box provided in the Post Office on or before 12 noon on Fridays. Items can also be emailed to raphoefrc@eircom.net or handed in to the Family Resource Centre, The Volt House. Items should be submitted at least one week in advance of publication of local press.DD COMMUNITY: RAPHOE SENIORS INVITED TO JOIN ALERT SCHEME was last modified: May 6th, 2016 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:donegalRaphoe noteslast_img

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