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Greystones notes week January 25th

Greystones. Photo Paul Byrne

Please forward notices to Kathleen Kelleher,  2875327/087 2845465,

kk@KathleenKelleher.com.

Keep up to date with what is going on !!

Lots more Greystones information available from:

Paul Byrne at:  www.GreystonesGuide.ie.

Also from www.Greystones.ie

Siel Bleu Ireland|Free Online Exercises for Over 55s

Siel Bleu is a not for profit organisation.

They provide life enhancing exercise programmes for older adults and patient groups.

Pre COVID-19,  they provided very successful in-person classes at Shoreline Leisure.

Siel Bleu will soon be providing an Online 12 Week Exercise Course.

The class is open to anyone over 55 who can access Zoom.

Trainers will contact each person before the course to explain the programme.

The class has a maximum number of 12 participants.

Registration is first come,  first served.

Details and booking from Paul Kirwan,  085 7371151,  paul.kirwan@sielbleu.ie.

The in-person classes were excellent and very well received.

Don’t miss out on the online version !!

Greystones Gardaí Elderly Register

Greystones Gardaí have a register of older people who might need help or be at risk.

This register is useful for emergencies so that the Guards know who might be vulnerable.

Are you elderly or do you know some who is elderly ??

Please make sure they are on the Register.

Details and applications from Greystones Gardaí,  666 5800 or communitypolicing@garda.ie.

Your Wheelie Bin Could Be A Coronavirus Hot Spot !!

When bringing your wheelie bin out for collection or back afterwards,  take safety measures.

Always sanitise the bin handle or wear gloves when handling your bin.

This will be an added precaution for you and your family.

Do You Have Trouble Collecting Your Pension ??

Special arrangements are in place for collections of pensions.

You can nominate a Temporary Agent to collect your pension for you.

Special forms for are available at Greystones Post Office,  Meridian Point Centre.

This is a very helpful and useful service for those who are  unable to go out.

COVID-19 Figures from Gov.ie and Geo Hive

Wicklow County Council Free Phone Helpline:  1800 868 399

WCC has a very useful contact number for those who need assistance during pandemic.

Over a dozen agencies and organisations are involved in helping.

Help can be given for deliveries of groceries,  medicines and fuels.

In some instances,  there can be transport to test centres.

The aim is ensure that vulnerable members of the Community are protected.

Please ensure that no one is without during these special times.

Helpline is open seven days a week,  8 am to 8 pm.

1800 868 399 and covidsupport@wicklowcoco.ie.

Volunteers to help with this service are welcome at the Free Phone number.

Social Story for Younger Children

Special link has a story board to help explain COVID-19 to younger children.

The story is clear and simple,  ideal for the younger age group.

Social story for younger children.pdf

Greystones Meals on Wheels

Greystones Meals on Wheels operates its service two days a week.

This is an excellent long running Greystones service.

Delicious meals delivered right to your door by friendly helpers.

You might know of someone who could benefit.

Or you might like to avail of the service yourself !!

Details from Greystones Health Centre,  01.2877311.

Volunteers to help the service are most welcome.

Here Are Some Special Tips from Tusla|Ten Things You Can Do Today !!

Age Action Getting Started Kit

How to Avoid False Information About COVID-19

Age Action has a very informative booklet about COVID-19 information.

Now available online:  15327_ageaction_covid_v2_final_0.pdf

Lots of good information for all !!

How to Check if Information is Reliable

When you come across new information, 

check if it is reliable by following these steps.

You can get more advice about how to check online information from:

Be Media Smart,  www.bemediasmart.ie

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