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Thursday, June 21, 2018

News update



On the first Thursday of every month, from 11am to 12.30pm, I will hold a clinic to help any older people in the community with any issues and problems with their medical card or any other type of forms call to the centre, and I will try to help people to fill these in.
Would you consider becoming a Friend of the Dr Martin Centre as a Volunteer, can you spare a couple of hours? Call in for a chat with the members, have a quiz or play a game. Give us a song, or maybe share your hobbies or craft skills, you will be very welcome. If you would like to volunteer, call into the centre or ring Alice Kiersey on 087-4611309-051387111.  
If anyone in surrounding areas would like to come to the Dr Martin Day centre, and need transport we would be happy to try and arrange transport.  If lack of transport is preventing people from coming to centre please contact the centre and we will do our best to sort the situation. Everyone is always welcome here; call in for a cup of tea and a chat. Dinner is 7 euro and tea and cake is 3 euro per day for mornings or afternoon.
Dinner with dessert for only 6 euro can be delivered or collected in the centre; ring in order before 11.30 each morning on – 051-387111 /0874611309.
The Chiropodist is here every second Wednesday at the centre; please ring for an appointment (051) 387111. The Complementary Therapist will be here at the centre every second Tuesday .To avail of these services, you need to be a member of the centre and you cannot get an appointment unless you book in advance.
We have music every Wednesday afternoon by our local musicians Tuller, Seán O’Brien, Gerry Walsh and Bim Connors and I would like to thank all the musicians for all their help and support in the centre.  We have Meditation on Thursday mornings and Bingo on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons. We also have shower facilities and hair washing service in the centre; if anyone would like to avail of this service, please drop in.
 Eyes on the Road mobile opticians are here by appointment only.  If anyone needs to see the opticians, please call to centre.
Opening Hours: 10.00am - 4.00pm Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday .Any enquires to the centre please call (051) 387111/ (087-4611309.

The Wednesday Entertainment

The music session yesterday, June 20th (2018)
included a surprise for one client:


Yes, it was still another birthday cake for Peggy Brophy.
Peggy seems to be blowing out candles a few times a year, or is it a case of
'Tempus Fugit'!


Some other clients at the afternoon's entertainment.
Here, Peggy, just home from a recent short spell in hospital,
has nodded off!

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

QUILT AUCTION THIS FRIDAY!


A Fundraising  Table Quiz for the Dr Martin Day Centre will be held in the Cotton Mill Portlaw on Friday the 23rd of March at 8.15 pm. A table of 4  is 20 Euro or 5 Euro per person and also a raffle for some great prizes. On the night we will also hold an Auction for a beautiful handmade patchwork quilt. After the quiz we will have music by D.J. Alan;  so please come along to support this excellent service for the older members of our community for badly needed funds.

Cards every Tuesday night at 8pm in the Dr Martin Centre; all welcome come along; cash prizes.

At the Session!

Pictured today, March 21st 2018 at the weekly music session:


Enjoying the music were Bridget Kelly and sister-in-law, Helen Townsend.
Helen was home from Canada for the marriage of a nephew.

Friday, March 2, 2018

First Snow of March 2018

Mikey Sullivan,
a regular entertainer at the
Martin Centre Wednesday Music Sessions.


Today, March 2nd, things were very different,
with considerable amounts of snow everywhere;
some drifts up to and over a metre deep. 

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

T A B L E Q U I Z


A Fundraising  Table Quiz for the Dr Martin Day Centre will be held in the Cotton Mill Portlaw on Friday the 23rd  of March at 8.15 pm. A table of 4  is 20 Euro or 5 Euro per person, and also a raffle for some great prizes. On the night we will also hold an Auction for a beautiful handmade patchwork quilt. After the quiz we will have music by D.J. Alan;  so please come along to support this excellent service for the older members of our community for badly needed funds.

Cards every Tuesday night at 8.00 pm in the Dr Martin Day Centre.                                                            All welcome. Come along;  cash prizes.