The Christmas Meeting this year will again be held in Oakfield Community Centre on
Monday 19 December between 1.30-3.30 PLEASE NOTE THE EARLIER START. We invite all
groups, where appropriate to give a short performance of something appropriate! There
will be a finger buffet and refreshments served for a small contribution of £3/head
to be paid on the day. Don’t forget to wear something Christmassy….a hat, a jumper,
a tinsel scarf….even a Santa suit!
We are a registered charity. Northern Ireland charity number: NIC103317.
A Programme for Government for an Ageing Population?
COPNI are holding an event to discuss the Programme for Government and its lack of
reference to older people. Officials from The Executive Office will also be speaking
at the event.
Date: Tuesday 13th December
Venue: Clayton Hotel, Belfast
Time: 10 am-noon TBC, followed by a full Christmas lunch
Please confirm your attendance to firstname.lastname@example.org for catering purposes.
More details to follow.
If you have never done so, why not have a look at ageNI’s very interesting website
You might be interested in their Perks card, see here.
You might be interested in volunteering, see here.
You can reach the shop in Carrickfergus on Facebook here.
Age UK will supply free a useful LifeBook, see here. The LifeBook is a free booklet
where you write important and useful information about your life, from who insures
your car to where you put the TV licence.
U3A are involved in the International Scientific Conference of Educational Projects
for Seniors, being held in Portugal in February 2017. You can read details here.
MEAAP. Mid and East Antrim agewell Partnership is a local inter-agency based partnership
aimed at improving the lives of older people aged 60 years and over in the Ballymena,
Larne & Carrickfergus areas. You can look at their website here.
MEAAP have also produced a useful video on fraud and scams, called You can’t cod
Maud. You can view this here. May not be available on your iPad.
Art Course - may be of interest to some members. See here.
MALE VOLUNTEERS REQUIRED - Queen's University Prostate Cancer Research Study
The School of Nursing in Queen's University Belfast is seeking to recruit a group
of men over the age of 60 who have never had cancer, for a research study looking
at the psychological impact of prostate cancer. These men would be the control group,
and help us understand and interpret the results of the prostate cancer patients
we have already recruited. It would involve filling out a postal survey about their
quality of life, coping, and physical and psychological well-being four times over
a period of nine months.
There is a proposal to start a Spanish speaking group, subject to suitable numbers.
Professional tuition would be provided by a native Spanish speaker. More will be
said about this at the Christmas meeting on December 19. If interested, please put
your name on the list which will be available then, or ring Robin Connor 9336 6106
before then, to register your interest.