The slightly older boys and girls who would normally be attending our Neighbourhood Friendly Coffee Mornings got a special Christmas surprise from the Residents’ Association this year. A small gift of a lovely plant, box of chocs and DLRCoCo magazine was dropped into the houses of our more senior residents before Christmas. Hopefully 2021 will see the return of the coffee mornings.
We thought we’d remind you about the great Care & Repair Service run by Age Action, it’s been a few years since we posted about it.
Care & Repair is a service that helps to keep people living in their own homes in increased safety and comfort.
The service uses trustworthy volunteers to carry out small DIY jobs free of charge for older people. Jobs that our volunteers can do include fixing shelves, changing locks, painting/ decorating, moving furniture, gardening, etc.
For bigger jobs they keep a list of local tradespersons whose contact details they can provide for professional quotations.
Learn more about how Care and Repair works, how you or someone close to you can access the service and how you can get involved, either as a volunteer or as part of your community group.
You can find more information here: www.ageaction.ie/how-we-can-help/care-and-repair.
For Dublin, you can call this number: 01-475 6989
The Neighbourhood Friendly people are organising another seniors’ coffee morning for next Thursday (14th November) at 10am. This is being held in conjunction with Taney Area Residents’ Association. The location this time is Sam’s Diner down at the shops. Hope to see you there for some scones and conversation.
Save the date for the inaugural dlr Age Well Expo 2019 happening Sunday, 9 June at the Leopardstown Pavilion.The Expo will showcase a range of services and supports available for positive ageing in Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown, and will include talks and taster sessions. Full programme schedule and booking information will be available soon via dlrcoco.ie. You can also find out more by email on: firstname.lastname@example.org and more details will be in the next issue of the DLR times.
A resident is interested in setting up, or joining an existing book club in the area. If anyone is interested, please get in touch.
Roebuck Residents’ Association and Taney Area Residents’ Association held their first joint coffee morning for the young at heart in The Goat, on Wednesday 27th February at 10am.
There was a great turnout for this event on a lovely sunny spring morning. There was plenty of chat, and thanks to Con Carroll of Mount Carmel Road for bringing along his pictures of the floods in Roebuck Park in 1963.
There was also discussion in relation to a regular morning book club. If you would like to be included in updates on this please let us know.
This event was kindly sponsored by Spark Change.
Roebuck Residents’ Association and Taney Area Residents’ Association will be holding a joint coffee morning for the young at heart in The Goat, on Wednesday 27th February at 10am. Plenty of free tea, coffee and scones, and chat!
This event is being sponsored by Spark Change.
If anyone needs a lift there and back, please let us know. We are happy to organise transport for anyone who needs it.
We had another pleasant coffee morning in Farmhill restaurant today. (May 9th 2018)
Although we were down a little in numbers (20 people) we saw some new very welcome faces. We were also very pleased to see what can now be classed as regulars.
There was lots of chat and a good buzz. Having scones was a great idea and they were delicious. The cook said “they were made with love”. They will definitely be ordered again.
Watch this space for the next event.
Come and join us for Coffee/Tea and Scones.
Roebuck Residents’ Association has pleasure in inviting you to a Neighbourhood Coffee Morning at Farmhill Café, 9 Farmhill Road, on Wednesday 9th May 2018 at 10.00am.
We had a great turnout for the coffee morning last Monday morning in Farmhill Restaurant. About 30 residents showed up for coffee, tea, scones and conversation. We are aiming to hold these mornings on a more frequent basis from now on. Watch this space.
One of our long-time residents, Mrs. Margaret Mooney of Farmhill Road, very kindly wrote a memoir for us, and print-outs of this were handed out during the morning. She put down on paper her memories of the area from the 1950’s onwards. We’d like to thank her very much for doing this for us. It’s fascinating reading about the area, and how much it’s changed in the last fifty or sixty years.
You can read Mrs. Margaret Mooney’s memoir here. Other memoirs, photos, essays etc. etc. welcome!