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Senior Times also publishes Senior Times magazine and are producers of the SeniorTimes Podcasts. They are also organisers of the 50 Plus Expo’s run throughout the country

NCBI, the Irish Wheelchair Association and Irish Guide Dogs for the Blind will present their concerns regarding the use of e-scooters in Ireland to the Oireachtas Committee on Transport The organisations have called on Minister for Transport, Eamon Ryan TD, to ensure the voices and experiences of disabled pedestrians and those with mobility needs are heard and their concerns addressed in the Road Traffic and Roads Bill 2021. The three organisations, who published a joint position paper in advance of the Dáil debate on the Bill in November last year will be asking the Committee to propose and support amendments…

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Vision Series – Episode 5: ECLO – Eye Clinic Liaison Officer The final episode of NCBI’s Vision Series Informational videos is released and it focuses on our ECLO – Eye Clinic Liaison Officer service which are based in acute hospital settings. This video demonstrates the value of supporting patients from the point of diagnosis onwards and by working in partnership with the consultant ophthalmologists, a comprehensive wrap around support is available. June Tinsley, NCBI Head of Advocacy and Communications said: “Often when a person is diagnosed with a sight loss condition, it is overwhelming and confusing. That’s where ECLOs step…

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As part of UCD’s “Protein and Health” project, they are looking for volunteers who would like to take part in a 12-week intervention study UCD are investigating the effect of increased protein consumption on health outcomes including muscle function, metabolic health, sleep quality and quality of life in adults aged 50 years or older. Information about the study The study is part of a Career-Fit Fellowship funded through a co-fund with the European Union’s Horizon 2020 and Enterprise Ireland and will be carried out in UCD. In this study, UCD will examine the impact of consumption of protein (in…

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In Part 1 Conor meets Ivan Yates for a chat about his remarkable life so far. He has been a cabinet Minister, self-made multi-millionaire and then bankrupt before reinvention and a new career as a star of Irish media. Ivan is very open about the events in his life and remains his irrepressible self, including starting a new venture in media training His original, forthright style of entertaining punditry and analysis on the full range of current affairs and sport has made him a much sought-after motivational public speaker at corporate and formal events . The retired broadcaster has launched…

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We create countless memories as we live our lives but many of these we forget. Why? Counter to the general assumption that memories simply decay with time, ‘forgetting’ might not be a bad thing – that is according to scientists who believe it may represent a form of learning The scientists behind the new theory – outlined today in leading international journal Nature Reviews Neuroscience – suggest that changes in our ability to access specific memories are based on environmental feedback and predictability. Rather than being a bug, forgetting may be a functional feature of the brain, allowing it to…

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Eoghan Corry chats with golf trip pioneer, Sean Skehan about some of the great golfing destinations Eoghan Corry (Irish: Eoghan Ó Cómhraí; born 19 January 1961) is an Irish journalist and author. Since 2002 he has edited Ireland’s biggest circulation travel publication, Travel Extra. A former sportswriter and sports editor he has written books on sports history, and was founding story-editor of the Gaelic Athletic Association Museum at Croke Park, Dublin, Ireland.

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On Saturday April 2nd, Charlie Bird will climb Croagh Patrick in aid of the Irish Motor Neurone Disease Association and Pieta House Due to Charlie’s Motor Neurone Disease diagnosis, the climb will be an immense challenge but he is determined to do it to highlight the vast mountains so many people have to climb in their everyday lives due to severe illness, physical and mental. The campaign is encouraging everyone to ‘Climb With Charlie’, meaning not just climbing physical mountains, but getting through all the serious challenges in their lives. While Charlie and his close friends and family embark…

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I’m sure we have all seen reports about how populations across the Globe are ageing and that by 2031 the population over 65 in Ireland will have increased to over 1 Million (source: CSO 2018) This will ultimately lead to increases in demand for homecare and health care services. In the Department of Health’s “HEALTH SERVICE CAPACITY REVIEW (2018)”, they projected the following by 2031: · 71% increase in the number of people who will require homecare packages · 38% increase in demand for GP visits So, what can be done to ensure senior members of our society can continue…

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Congratulations to Elish Connellan winner of a 2 night stay in the 4 Star Talbot Hotel in Wexford Overlooking the River Slaney, this contemporary hotel is a 12-minute walk from Wexford train station and 3.6 km from Bettyville Race Course. Parts of the building date to 1905 and were converted from a warehouse and mill. The sleek rooms and suites have WiFi and flat-screens. Some add air-conditioning and work desks, as well as free evening bottles of wine and/or panoramic sea views. The leisure centre offers an indoor pool, a beauty salon, a steam room and a sauna, plus fitness…

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In this podcast Conor Faughnan chats with Teresa Mannion RTÉ News and Current Affairs reporter & Mark Prentice of The Copeland Distillery In part one Conor meets Teresa Mannion, one of Irelands favorite journalists and broadcasters who has worked as a as a news reporter since 2000 and is currently the RTÉ News and Current Affairs reporter based in the West of Ireland since 2007. Teresa chats to Conor about Cars and how she shot to fame in December 2015 with her live reporting from Galway during Storm Desmond which went on to go viral online. Teresa tells us how…

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