• May Newsletter

Farranree Men's Group

New men’s group beginning in January 2022! Will be meeting every Thursday afternoon @ 1pm in Farranree Family Resource Centre. The idea of the group is to meet for a chat, a cup of tea and to plan activities. Potential activities include day trips, swimming, tea and a chat, information on Men’s health and various workshops. Men of all ages will be welcome (18+). Contact Oisin on 0873896982 for further information.

Farranree Morning Walking Group

New walking group in Farranree which welcomes members of all walking abilities. We meet every Tuesday morning @ 9am at the gates to Popham’s Park playground, across from Scoil Aiseiri Chriost girls school. Contact Mandy on 087 9557377 or the Farranree Community Health Worker Oisin, on 087 3896982

Farranree Community Association

Activities at the Centre

  • Singing for the Brain (Returning Spring 2022) – Singing for the Brain brings people affected by dementia together to sing a variety of songs they know and love, in a fun and friendly environment. We also do fun vocal exercises that help improve brain activity and well-being.
  • Meals on Wheels – The Farranree community centre operates a local Meals on Wheels service catering for up to 60 people of the community delivering meals 4 days a week.
  • Drum fit – If you’re looking for a fun way to exercise then drum fit is for you! We exercise by combining music and drumming on Yoga Balls. Contact Oisin on 0873896982 for more information.

Contact the Centre : 

farranreecommunityassociation@gmail.com

T23 YA43, Popham’s Rd, Farranree, Cork

MOVING AGE

Once a month we would facilitate a guest speaker (this could involve topics of a historical nature or we could engage a speaker to deliver health and safety advice for the home). Also, once a month the ever popular HAZ band would play for our members and this was always a very popular and engaging time with tea and sandwiches being served afterwards to continue the social engagement. Some of the group participated in flower arranging, art courses, computer skills programme and other programmes which were running in the centre.

SINCE MARCH 2020 however we have had to adjust to the current restrictions and while there have been challenges, we have been able to maintain a connection with the members of our Moving Age group. During the pandemic we have endeavoured to make sure that those who are vulnerable were contacted, medication delivered and food distributed. This was possible by working in conjunction with organisations such as Springboard, CCP, Cork City Council, Garda Síochána and local councillors.

We also telephone members of the group each week to find out if they require any necessitates and we are finding that these conversations can end up being quite lengthy. (material requirements are not what is needed but rather that reaching out which satisfies the need for social contact)

We delivered gift bags during Christmas week – these contained essentials such as teabags, sugar etc. and a box of sweets as a treat. Also, we delivered St. Brigid’s crosses on February 1st to all our ladies which they were delighted with.

Farranree Family Resource Centre

The family centre is a vital and integral part of the Farranree Community.  We provide a number of services for those who are vulnerable and who require supports in the area and its surrounds.

The overall aim of this Family Centre is to provide and develop community based family support services such as care of the older person, human, personal and social development courses, counselling and advice services, healthcare programmes, literacy skills, return to education courses, parent and toddler facilities and accommodation of representatives of all agencies or groups relevant to family support services.

Pre COVID-19 our Moving Age group participated in many activities including a weekly coffee morning, a weekly Monday afternoon meeting with co-ordinator Pauline O’Leary where they engaged in age appropriate physical activities, singing, and storytelling.

Also, the centre facilitated a number of events in collaboration with organisations including HSE, North Presentation Adult Ed and the Farranree Network.

Contact : Family Resource Centre, Closes Green, FarranreeCork, Ireland, T23 W640

021 4301030 (mornings)

farranreefamcen@yahoo.com

Farranree Community Health Worker

Oisín Hennessy – 0873896982

Facebook @healthactionzone