Laragh and Glendalough Tidy Towns
Village Clean Up & Planting
Thank you to everyone who joined us last Saturday for our first clean up of 2021 and especially our youngest helpers Peadar and Alice. We planted fruit and other native trees, did a general tidy up and rubbish pickup.
We would like to create another space in the village to encourage wildlife. We are looking for bird houses(nest boxes), bird feeders, trellis, native plants and wildflower seeds that attract insects and pollinators to create this space.
Age & Opportunity
FitLine Age & Opportunity are delighted to announce that they are expanding their FitLine initiative in 2021 to reach more older adults right across the country. They are looking for more volunteer mentors, individuals or groups, to join our FitLine team, to help them deliver this very worthwhile initiative. FitLine, one of their Active programme initiatives, is a volunteer peer led telephone-based motivation line which encourages older adults to introduce physical activity into their daily lives. FitLine is designed to help people who want to feel a bit healthier but just don’t have the motivation, confidence or information on where and how to take that first step. FitLine mentor volunteers are required to provide encouragement and ideas about how older adults can do simple physical activities as part of their day to day routine to suit their own lifestyle, and to provide information about clubs, groups and facilities in their own communities. Download and fill in the FitLine mentor volunteer application form at https://ageandopportunity.ie/about-age-and-opportunity/get-involved/
McCoys XL is now open, 7Am to 7pm each day. We will go back to our full hours when the level 5 restrictions are lifted. Thanking all our customers for your continued support through these difficult times. A big thanks to all our staff who have come to work all through the pandemic to serve the community.