Avondhu Blackwater Partnership Computers for over 55’s

Basic computers will begin again at Avondhu Blackwater Partnership, The Showgrounds, Fermoy for over 55’s throughout the North Cork area.  If you have not completed this course already and would like to learn how to email, carry out a transaction online, Skype your friends and family or if there is something in particular that you…

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Avondhu Blackwater Expand Community Connect into West Waterford

Avondhu Blackwater Partnership is delighted to announce the expansion of the Handyman and Telephone Befriending Services for older people – under the umbrella of Community Connect – to the West Waterford areas of Lismore, Cappoquin, Tallow and Ballyduff. In addition to these services, the company intends to provide an advocacy service to assist senior citizens…

Common Scams Aimed at Seniors

Older people are very often the targets of a wide variety of scams. Some aim to steal identities, some are after money. When unscrupulous professional scammers confuse and gain the trust of older people, they can gain access to bank accounts, credit cards, and even assets. If you are concerned about the welfare of a…

Calling for Volunteers!

If you have time on your hands, patience and knowledge of Internet and Email then we would love to hear from you.  We are looking for people to give one-to-one support to senior citizens at our Basic Computer Courses that we are holding in Fermoy, Mallow and Blarney.  The courses take place for two hours…

Child Car Seat Checking Service

The Road Safety Authority (RSA) has been in touch to let me know that  their ‘Check it Fits’ Service  will be visiting Lidl Car Park  on 16th of January  from 10am to 5.30pm.This is a really worthwhile service so I would like to sharesome information about the service with you and would encourage you to do likewise with your…

Basic Computer Course for Over 55’s at Conna Social Centre

A basic computer course will begin at Conna Social Centre for over 55’s on Wednesday evening from 7.30pm to 9.30pm. Learn at your own pace to send Email, surf the Internet, download digital photographs to your computer, learn about online banking, Government services, join a social networking site, learn about Internet security, or be able to contact family and friends…

Have you been left behind when it comes to the Internet?

To date people over 65 years have been largely excluded from the IT revolution like Internet/Email and Social Networking sites and the benefits that they might gain from using IT. Avondhu Blackwater Partnership continues to deliver basic computers/Internet/Email/ Skype to older people and those seeking employment throughout the North Cork area. Courses are currently available in Fermoy, Mallow…

Basic Computer Course for Older People/Jobseekers in Mallow and Blarney

Basic Computer Courses are continuing in Fermoy, Mallow and Blarney for Senior Citizens and jobseekers. Fermoy courses take place on Mondays at Avondhu Blackwater Partnership, The Showgrounds, Fermoy. Mallow courses take place each Wednesday at Gouldshill, Mallow and Blarney courses take place every Thursday at Christy’s Hotel. Learn at your own pace to send Email, surf the Internet, join a…

Volunteers Wanted for Basic Computers

Volunteers needed to help deliver basic computers, Internet & Email to older people.  Avondhu Blackwater Partnership is introducing older people and jobseekers to the Internet, Email and Skype and we require your help to ensure people receive individual attention and are comfortable using  computers.   The course will begin at CDYS, Mallow on September 11th from…

Older People’s Connection to Community Important

Despite perceptions that rural Ireland is not the best place to grow old in it has been found in research carried out by the Irish Centre for Social Gerontology in Galway that taking part in your community brings with it more positivity and a better quality of life.  Pursuing personal interests and projects brings more…

Computer Lessons for Senior Citizens

Do you or someone you love struggle with computers?  More and more people connect and communicate through the Internet and keep in touch with family and friends at home and abroad.  Do you want to connect with family members relatives and friends through Skype, book a holiday online, send emails, write a letter, book tickets,…

Senior Citizen Guidebook 2013 available at Avondhu Blackwater Partnership

‘Senior Citizen: The Essential Guidebook 2013’ recently launched by Home Instead Senior Care is now available at Avondhu Blackwater Partnership.  The book is invaluable and features advice on many issues experienced by older people including allowances/entitlements, medical health and nutrition, home safety information, legal and financial information, all up-to-date information. The book provides a wide-ranging…

Information for Senior Groups

Avondhu Blackwater ‘Community Connect’ would like to hear from you if you co-ordinate or attend a senior citizen group e.g. Active Retirement, Coffee Morning groups, Senior Clubs & Community groups, craft groups etc.  We are currently reviewing our services to older people and would like to receive seniors’ inputs and opinions on the services that…

Neighbourly Checks during Colder Weather

Avondhu Blackwater ‘Community Connect’ urges people to check on older people in their area during this cold snap.  Older people with limited mobility, health issues and those who live alone can be more affected by the extreme cold weather we are currently experiencing.  Older people who may themselves be concerned about their health or wellbeing…

Blackwater Book Worms!

Here at Avondhu Blackwater ‘Blackwater Community Connect’ we want to start up an online book club called Blackwater Book Worms. It’s a great opportunity for people with an interest in reading to be part of a social group without having to leave the comfort of their own home, which eliminates problems of mobility and transport…

Avondhu Blackwater Community Connect Christmas Party

Christmas came again to participants of the Avondhu Blackwater Community Connect programme who were treated to a Christmas Party in Springfort Hall on Thursday last week. The traditional Avondhu Blackwater Community Connect Christmas Party takes place in January as the hustle and bustle of December makes travel and attendance difficult for some participants, and this…

Fermoy Men’s Club

At the invitation of Mary Allen, Avondhu Blackwater Partnership, through an advertisement in The Avondhu weekly newspaper, a group of twelve men met in Fermoy Youth Centre in July 2011.  They viewed a recording of Cork V Kilkenny in the 1966 All-Ireland Hurling Final in Croke Park. After the game ended, a general discussion took…

Men’s Retirement Group – Fermoy

Fermoy Men’s Retirement Group will meet at the Avondhu Blackwater Offices, The Showgrounds, Fermoy on Monday 12th December at 3pm.  This will be an informal meeting to decide what the aims and objectives of the group are as well as the types of activities the group would like to pursue.   There are some plans afoot…

Senior Citizen Handyman Service

Blackwater Community Connect provides reliable help at a reduced rate when you have tasks that are too much for most older people but too small to hire in a contractor.   If you need shelves fitted, a leaking tap fixed, hedges cut or your gutters cleaned then read on.  Our handyman is Garda Vetted, fully insured…