FCC help Active Age plan returnto activities

FCC help Active Age plan returnto activities

The Active Age for All Committee have been busy working on the logistics of returning to classes and with the help of a Grant from the Fingal Community Response to COVID-19 Funding Scheme (and administered by the Fingal County Council Community Culture and Sports Division) this is underway. It has allowed us to purchase a sanitising machine that makes our equipment ready for classes within ten minutes, sound equipment so all can hear the tutors and some other equipment that will allow us to develop online classes and meetings. Croquet: for AAfA has taken off at Newbridge House this year thanks to the hard work of our committee, especially Brid Hayes our Programme Organiser/Croquet Leader and FCC Parks Dept.  We now have nearly 30 men and women playing over two afternoons, Mondays and Wednesdays and it is great craic! Thanks to FCC Community Culture & Sports Division who have recently awarded us a grant to support our Croquet players.  We have been able to buy our own croquet equipment.  We would like to thank Croquet Ireland who have loaned us equipment to date. We look forward to many years of enjoyable playing! Why not email us to join us on activeageforall@gmail.com to find out more.Walk & Talk: We are so lucky to have so many places to walk in our area; two long beaches, the new distributor road which links into different parts of the village, loops around the peninsula and of course the wonderful walk at  Newbridge Park, a gem. Bike a Bit: The Peninsula Pedallers were formed just over 2 years ago, after AAfA ran the first Community Cycle Course in the country in conjunction with Cycle Ireland and Fingal County Council. This group is now fully independent and have taken on a life of its own. Mark Philbin has set up an informal WhatsApp -no committees, no work, just turn up!  He encourages all to join if they wish to cycle. Mark can be contacted on 0879607662  (please text with your interest and name and he will respond ASAP) Gym:  Our local Donabate Portrane Community Centre has, under their great management and staff, kept the gym open and running very smoothly.  Maybe this is the time to join!  Why not give them a ring on 01 8434546. Swim:  If you want to swim, which is a very safe activity in this current crisis, Gymplus offers you Lane Pool-Swims and you can book in advance on FitSense which is absolutely brilliant. Check out their website Gymplus.ie or give them a ring on 018075620. Keep up heart, stay safe and well.  Active Age for All would like to acknowledge the wonderful financial support of the grants from the Fingal Community Response to COVID-19 Funding Scheme and the FCC Community Culture & Sports Division.