Applewood Homecare are delighted to see Alone’s Home First Campaign 2015 focused on lobbying to support the concept of older people ageing at home. It is quite stark to read their evidence that more than one third of older people in long-term nursing homes beds have low/ medium dependency needs which could be addressed with adequate homecare and that the current approach to older persons service has 57% of the budget being allocated to 6% of the older population.
Older persons like any other people have no desire to be forced to leave their homes and community because they have reached an inevitable stage of life and as a society we should work harder to enable people’s wishes especially as the data is showing that the approach of supporting people to remain in their homes is actually more economically sound then the alternative of institutionalisation.
Many of our clients have returned to their own homes and it has worked out to be very successful especially where their family and representatives are all onboard with their support. I am especially delighted to be involved in increasing community initiatives in our locality that provide activities for older persons and other home cared for people to facilitate variety in their days and afford opportunities for interaction with their friends and neighbours. By 2026 16% of the population will be over 65 years of age – as it is at present it is 11% of the population.
What would you wish for yourself when you get there?
Events for Evergreen Club
- Next Tea Dance the 28th August at 2.00pm
- Petanque every Wednesday at 2.00pm
- Menshed meeting every Wednesday in the Evergreen Club at 3.00pm, all men welcome
July about Town:
Friday 24th July launches the Dublin International Piano Festival: Those who love to listen can expect to hear great concerts performed by highly acclaimed artists and emerging artists alike. On Saturday 25th 10:00-12:00 in Christ Church Rathgar there is a piano masterclass by Lance Coburn –TICKETS (€5 at the door). For the full programme of events at www.pianofestival.ie
23rd of July Hugh Lane Gallery – Stephen McKenna: Perspectives of Europe, The first gallery showcases architectural works; a second, cities and ports of southern Europe; the third gallery features northern cities, rivers and parks; and the final gallery is devoted to paintings of trees and leaves of widely differing scales. Free entry. www.hughlane.ie
July 23rd – 26th Festival of Curiosity – all around Dublin
The Festival is Ireland’s annual celebration at the intersection of art, science, technology and design and has quickly grown to being one of the most exciting and innovative festivals of it’s kind in Europe.
History Societies this month
Saturday July 11th: Dun Laoghaire Historical Society Annual Outing 2015 – “Wexford” – visiting Wells House in Ballyedmond, The National Heritage Park in Ferrycarrick and dinner in the Riverside Park Hotel in Enniscorthy. Contact Anna Scudds on 01-2806213 to book a place.
Saturday July 11th: Irish Georgian Society:Historical Geographer and retired DCU lecturer, Peter Clarke, will lead a walking tour of the Royal Canal from Binns Bridge to Broadstone.Walk will last approximately one and a half hours and will begin mid-morning. €15 www.igs.ie
July – 6th September SUMMER OF HERITAGE no – prebooking for more information on a range of walks and guided tours around South County Dublin visit www.dlrevents.ie
Last chance this month to catch WW1 Centenary Exhibition in Glasnevin Cemetery Museum’s Prospect Gallery as that finishes Friday 31st July. For more details call the Museum (0)1 882 6550 or email email@example.com