HSE guide to services for older people in Limerick

first_imgNewsLocal NewsHSE guide to services for older people in LimerickBy Alan Jacques – June 25, 2016 1413 Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash Linkedin Email Facebook Previous articleNewcastle West regional athletics hub nears starting blockNext articleProperty deal puts Limerick boxing club into the top division Alan Jacqueshttp://www.limerickpost.ie WhatsApp Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR TAGSHealth Service Executive (HSE)limerickLimerick Mental Health Services center_img Advertisement A NEW information resource for older people has been hailed as a good solid starting point for the development of a comprehensive guide for services available to older people in the Limerick area both in times of need as well as vitality.Championed and developed by the Limerick Mental Health Services, the booklet is the culmination of a major engagement exercise with various service providers throughout Limerick to capture and record the services available to older people. The booklet covers a wide range of service information from education, keeping active, transport to health services.According to Simon Wale a senior clinical psychologist who was involved in the development of the booklet, it is important that older people know what is out there and what is going on locally.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up “It is a good solid starting point for the development of a comprehensive guide for services available to older people in the Limerick area both in times of need as well as vitality,” he enthused.The booklet is available from the HSE website under older person services. A hard copy of the booklet can also be requested from [email protected] Alan [email protected] Twitter Print Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads last_img read more

Walter Moore scouting clinic becomes permanent fixture on GFF’s calendar

first_imgWAYNE Forde, president of the Guyana Football Federation (GFF), yesterday announced that the ‘Walter Moore Scouting Clinic’ will become a permanent fixture on the Federation’s calendar.Moore, a former Golden Jaguars defender and his club FF Jaro coach Kristian Heames, conducted a two-day (May 19 – 21) talent identification programme, which will result in potential players being identified for trials and possible professional contracts in Europe.This initiative is part of the new philosophy of the technical programme of the GFF, which actively seeks to involve past and present national players as part of the technical development programme.“The Walter Moore scouting clinic will now become a permanent fixture on the GFF’s calendar and the GFF will fund it exclusively” Forde told Chronicle Sport in an exclusive interview yesterday.“Of course we will always use our network to see if we could bring in some sponsors, so what we will do over the next couple of months, the technical department and Walter will build the best model to see how this would work,” Forde noted.The GFF top brass explained that “players in the past didn’t see any long term in the sport that they had given so much to and I think that if there’s anything that you want to do as a leader it should be to inspire hope and that’s one of the things we’ve been doing, not only as an executive committee but as a technical staff.”Forde also reasoned “if you’re a player and you see a structure curriculum where you have players knowledgeable and experience like ‘Jackie Chan’ (Gregory Richardson); Walter Moore returning with his coach from Finland, you’re seeing tangible evidence of development; that’s what we’re giving to this nation and so if that’s the added incentive that they needed all along for them (the players) to put that extra 100%, it’s very encouraging for Guyana’ football.”Heames impressedBefore taking up a post as coach with FF Jaro last year, Heames from July 2008 to July 2016, served as Scout with English Premiere League club,West Bromwich Albion F.C.,also known as West Brom.It was Heames’ maiden journey to the South American country, and the Englishman said that he was impressed with the level and quality displayed by the players who are all apart of Guyana’s National U-17 programme.“The overall level is really good, working with the players, getting to see them both on and off the field was pretty good” Heames said, while singling out Chris Macy, Job Caesar, Cecil Jackman and Orville Daniels as those who stood out.Heames reasoned that “players from different environment have different strengths and athletically players here are better than many players in Europe but I would say that it’s their understanding of the game that needs to be worked on.”“After speaking to the technical department, I’ve gotten a better understanding as to how Guyana’s football was structured previously,so that might be the case why players developed a lot of individual skills, may be they don’t have the access to the coaching and I like the fact that some of the things that are done here (at the GFF) is to bridge that gap” Heames opined.Heames’ sentiments were echoed by the GFF’s Technical Director,Ian Greenwood, who said “we’ve got fantastic athletic ability, but that game understanding is a massive problem from what I first arrived but we’re looking to improve that now. We’ve got a playing philosophy where the work is structured through the academy training centres, so the amount of tactical work now with the national programme is vastly improving from what we would’ve had before.” – Heames impressed with quality of playerslast_img read more

Families Opt Out Vacation for ‘Spring Break Workouts’

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisSpring break is usually a time for relaxation, but that’s not stopping local families in the area from staying active with family fit camp. Over 30 families have made it their goal to get up and move around instead of taking a vacation or relaxing indoors. Trainer, Rick Houchin said it only takes a few minutes to get in a good workout.Houchin said the fitness camp isn’t all about workouts; it’s also a way for people within the community to become friends. Houchin hopes that this week’s camp encourages each family to walk away and continue their workouts together while at home, and without a trainer. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisContinue ReadingPrevious ‘Shark Days’ allows kids to enjoy final days of Spring BreakNext Ken’s March Against ‘Senior Hunger’ Still in Need of Donationslast_img read more