Age Action West
The Drop in Information & Resource Centre in Galway city is open Monday-Friday 9am-5.30pm. It provides information on Benefits, Entitlements, and access to other services for older people and those who work for and with them. The Centre is also used for training purposes (Irish classes, reminiscence training, IT classes) and operates as a meeting space for older people and the groups working with them.
BURNING BRIGHT - CELEBRATING THE ARTS IN RESIDENTIAL CARE
For more information on Burning Bright please click here.
Each year Age Action West participates in Seachtain na Gaeilge, Social Inclusion Week and Positive Ageing Week. We decided to hold a monthly Conversation Circle for Irish speakers recently. This takes place on the last Friday of each month, starting at 1pm in our office in the Small Crane, Galway. If interested in participating, please phone 091 527831.
We also run a Spanish class (Improver level) each Monday at 4pm at the office. The group has been meeting for many years and has built up a great rapport. New members always welcome. Our Book Club meets on the 2nd Monday of each month in Galway City Library, starting at 11am. This is run by a volunteer, and is a great opportunity for avid readers to come together for tea and a chat. We would like to acknowledge the great support given to us by the staff of the various libraries we work with.
Age Action runs a programme of creative writing called the "Journeys" project each year in MayJune. This is held in Galway City Library and is facilitated by Pete Mullineaux. It is a light hearted, non-competitive programme, which has been running for over ten years. If you would like further information on this project, please call our office on 091 527831.
These groups run in tandem with our main services, which are the Care and Repair and Getting Started programmes.