Hello to all our members. Most of you will be vaccinated by now or well on the way. While you’re waiting for your vaccine dividend to kick it have a look at this years Bealtaine Programme. Everything you ever wanted to do including Sean -Nos dancing. So kick up your heels while you are waiting to kick up your heels.
If everything goes well, we should soon to able to think about meeting in person. In the meantime take care of yourself and have a good May Day.
Its been a long hard Winter for most of our members. We have been kept isolated and away from those we love by an unseen enemy. Some have been lost in this battle. But at last Spring is here. Some of you will already have your vaccines and soon we hope, we will all be protected. It is difficult to contain ourselves now that we can scent freedom in the air. But we need to make a last effort and hold off on the celebrations for a little while. We are looking forward to meeting face to face and won’t that first coffee morning be wonderful.
The RTAI is holding an online AGM to pass the audited accounts and Waterford will be by represented three delegates.
Have a safe, socially distanced and Happy Easter.
The Household Benefits Package is available to everyone over 70 and to some who are under 70. It is not means tested. You get a free TV licence and a fuel allowance of approx. 35 euro a month. It will not come automatically, you must apply. Look up Household Benefits Package on gov.ie where there is a form you can print and send to
Household Benefits ,Social Welfare Services Office, College Road , Sligo F91T384
If you need help phone 1890 500 000 or 071 9157100
It is with deep regret that we learn of the death of May McCarthy, “Rosemount” Cork Road, Waterford. May had a long and inspirational career teaching in Mount Sion and St.Paul’s NS, Lisduggan. She will be remembered for her warmth, humour and her abilities as a classroom teacher and a principal. We offer our sympathy to her family at this difficult time. Ar dheis De go raibh si.
So its Christmas 2020 and we’re still wearing masks, still meeting by Zoom instead of in person. Its been a difficult year and looks like it will reach well into 2021. We have had very little contact with our members and we really miss the coffee mornings, walks, book club and our Christmas Lunch. However, we never died a Winter yet. The vaccine is on the horizon and the good times will roll once again. Until then keep yourselves safe, wear the mask, avoid crowds, even small crowds and sanitise, sanitise.
Let us know how you’re doing. Has anyone taken up a new hobby, resurrected an abandoned activity? Are you learning a language or running miles? Share it with us and inspire us all.
We wish you all a very safe Christmas and here’s hoping that 2021 will be a big improvement on 2020. That won’t be difficult.
Nollaig Shona Dibh go leir agus ath bhliain faoi mhaise.
Hello members, We are very sorry for the mix up with the Comhnasc labels yesterday. I hope it has not inconvenienced you too much. If anyone has returned their mislabelled copy and needs a replacement please text me.
We hope you all survived the storm with minimal damage. Some kind weather would be nice. It looks like we are being asked to go back into isolation again. Please keep up your contacts. Human contact is vital to our wellbeing and texts are better than sitting alone. Set up a Covid group and swap silly pictures. I am determined to take more exercise as I’ve got very lazy. I do hope this weird life will end soon and we will all be able to meet for coffee and a chat. In the meantime stay safe.
We hope you are all keeping well in these strange times. Life is VERY predictable but at least the weather is great. Now that we are able to venture a little further I hope you will all be able to take lots of exercise. We will be the fittest group of retirees on the planet. The way things are looking we will not be able to plan any activities until September, at the earliest. But hopefully, by then things will have returned to some kind of normal. Do check out the RTAI website. They have some useful articles to help us through these tough times.
We hope you had a pleasant St. Patrick’s Day. Things are very quiet for most of our members but we do hope you are all keeping well and keeping boredom at bay. Please do try to keep in touch with friends. If any member needs assistance with collecting food or medicine please contact us and we will try to arrange someone to help.
Hello all the shut-ins, As we begin our social isolation do try to keep in touch. We are sorry we had to cancel our afternoon tea but we will make up for lost time when we are finally released. How are you all planning to spend your time at home? Do get in touch and share. I’m starting a WhatsApp group to help us while away the time and cheer each other up. If you would like to be part of it text me 0872394749
Busy day Thursday 5th March.
Walk at 11.30 am. Meet in Woodies Car Park.
Two films to see —-1917 at 2.40 and Dark Waters at 2.10 in the Odeon. Text Katherine Grant if you would like to go…….0861954616
For all our Golfing Members, Here’s a date for you’re diary………
R.T.A.I. NATIONAL GOLF COMPETITION
Moyvalley Hotel and Golf Club
Monday 15th June 2020
4 – Person Champagne Scramble
Shotgun start at 12 a.m
Tea/coffee and scones on arrival
Dinner and Presentation of prizes 7.30 p.m.
B.B., Gala Dinner(incl. wine) and Golf €80
Dinner and Golf €60
Fantastic prizes and Goodie Bags
First come first served as places are limited
All inquiries to Mary McCarthy mcartr3@yahoo.
The next Book Club Meeting is on Thursday 12th March at 11.00 in the Teachers’ Centre. The book to be discussed is Such a Fun Age by Kiley Reid. Come even if you haven’t read it. We never stick to the topic.
We enjoyed a lovely outing to the Bord Gais Theatre to see The Sound of Music. The show was very enjoyable with wonderful singing and acting and a beautiful set. We must do it again soon.
Looking for a New Year activity. Now you can have fun and do a good deed at the same time.
Fighting Words is a programme to develop creative writing skills in primary school
children. In Waterford it is being organised by Ms.Janet Twigg. Volunteers are
needed. Training will be given towards the end of January and the program will be
delivered in February and March in the local libraries.
Contact Janet Twigg direct on 087 6390641
See website; fightingword
Any member staying overnight in Dublin can avail of a special rate in The Castle Hotel, Gardiner Row. It is very centrally situated in Parnell Square and members can avail of a special rate of €69 per room, subject to availability. Just mention the RTAI when booking.