Author: Senior Times

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

Active Retirement Ireland (ARI) today launched their “Share the Experience” winter fundraising campaign. The organisation, which has over 25,000 members nationwide, is hoping to introduce the Active Retirement Ireland experience to over 1500 new members over the next year. Speaking at the launch, CEO of Active Retirement Ireland, Maureen Kavanagh, said: “Like all charitable organisations, Active Retirement Ireland is really feeling the pinch. As an organisation, we are committed to enabling older people in Ireland to get the most out of retirement and we need support to deliver that important message. We believe that retirement is only the beginning, and…

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Find Atrial Fibrillation before a stroke finds you: The Irish Heart Foundation, the national charity fighting heart disease and stroke, is urging the public to learn how to take their pulse to help detect an irregular heartbeat which may help prevent a stroke. Atrial Fibrillation (AF) is the most common heart rhythm disorder which carries a five-fold additional risk of stroke but regular pulse checks can help detect it. Dr Angie Brown Medical Director of the Irish Heart Foundation and consultant cardiologist said: “Atrial Fibrillation is a very common cause of disabling stroke in Ireland and by raising awareness of…

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Winter Holidays in Sunny Spain Are you thinking about a Winter Sun Break? The Irish owned Sunset Beach Club hotel is the perfect choice for a relaxing stay on the Costa del Sol. 10 Great Reasons to visit Sunset Beach Club in winter Easy and frequent flights direct from Dublin & Cork to Málaga airport Sunset Beach Club is a short 20 minute drive from the airport Lots of fun organised daytime activities in the hotel Live music every evening Discover the Costa del Sol without the heat and hassle of the summer Room rates from just €58 per night…

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Dr John Dinsmore from Trinity College, Dublin is heading up a €5 million European science project and he owes it all to his Granny. Growing up in Warrenpoint in Northern Ireland, he was keenly aware that his grandmother, Maureen, who developed MS in her late twenties had no access to services and support (outside the community GP) to help improve her knowledge and ability to self-manage and learn more about the progression of the disease. While the family were a strong and dedicated form of support, improved access to knowledge and services available to support Maureen would have helped greatly…

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What’s On in the Arts Oct / Nov 2016 Talented Irish composer, Roger Doyle, considered “The Godfather of Irish Electronic Music” will present the World Premiere of Heresy, an electronic opera examining the life, works and death of Giordano Bruno, 16th Century Italian Heretic, Philosopher, Playwright, Spy and all round Renaissance Superstar. Presented as part of Project 50, celebrating 50 years of Dublin’s Project Arts Centre. Begins October 28 / booking project.ie The intriguingly titled Hot Club of Cowtown is on the Music Network circuit from October 28. They have been setting stages ablaze with their intoxicating blend of jaw-dropping…

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Celia had always enjoyed an active lifestyle which involved long walks, swimming and aqua aerobics at her local swimming pool in Dublin. She thought that her ailments were perhaps just part of getting older until a conversation with her local pharmacy manager raised the question of whether her diet was providing all the nutrients her body required. An active lifestyle and balanced diet is the first line of defence against ill health at all ages, but often it can be hard to get all the nutrients your body needs. Research has shown we only derive one-third of the nutrients formerly available…

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A recent study has revealed a significant increase in the number of people in their sixties taking part in online gambling The number of senior citizens gambling online has more than doubled in the past three years, according to a recent survey by the Gambling Commission. The report found that the number of 65+ year olds accessing online casino and poker sites had increased from 3% of those asked in June 2013 to 7% in June this year. In a separate study, the Commission found that senior citizens prefer to access online gambling sites through their laptop devices, followed by…

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Novelist Eileen Casey on Commemorative events, 1916 and the rural electrification scheme So far, commemorative events for 1916 have been many and varied. Communities all over Ireland participated and continue to do so. Events are still taking place all over the country. These range from theatrical performances, photography exhibitions, poetry readings, re-enactments, un-veilings, recitals. You name it, it’s either already been done or in the process of completion. The 1916 commemoration has really shown the rich vein of ‘living’ engagement with historical fact. Facilitators and organisers have to be congratulated for the amount of energy inputted. Over the last number…

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Prof. Brian MacCraith is a man with a plan! The President of Dublin City University (DCU) heads up Ireland’s first age-friendly university.  Prof. MacCraith comments, ‘when people think of universities and ageing, they think, oh it’s lifelong learning. Of course that’s part of it but it’s much, much more than that’.So, what is the plan and where did it come from?  Prof. MacCraith took up the post of president in 2010 and one of his first tasks was to deliver a keynote speech about what he wanted to do. His interest in ageing grew in part due to his involvement…

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