Coffee Morning for Northside Older People

Some members of the coffee morning left to right:
Nancy Kelly, Lily Bromell, Michael Cooke and Agnes Moore.

Coffee Morning for Northside Older People

The Northside Family Resource Centre host a coffee morning once a month for older people living in the Northside of the city. The coffee morning came about as a result of talking to people on the phone through the centre’s friendly call service. The Friendly Call Service is a check in call for those people who live on their own, the idea of the call is to make sure that the person is ok, if they need anything then the centre staff/volunteers will call out or refer on when necessary.

Many of the people receiving a call expressed an interest in meeting up once a month and the coffee morning was set up about a year ago.

The coffee morning is an opportunity for people to meet and have a chat. It also provides a chance to hear about what is available in the area for older people with relevant agencies sometimes calling in to give information on their services. For example, a local Occupational Therapist visited the group this month and a Public Health Nurse and diabetes Clinical Nurse Specialist visited in the past.

One person attending the coffee morning said that it was “nice to meet other people, get out of the house and get advice. It was also lovely to have a cup of tea handed to you”.

If you would like more information on the dates of the coffee mornings  mentioned above or any of our Older People’s Services please contact the Northside Family Resource Centre on 061 326623 and ask for Tracey or Norma.  Transport is also provided. The Family Resource Centre Older People’s Service receives support from HSE, Limerick City ncil, Pobal, Department of Environment.