What a busy year at Active Age for All!

What a busy year at Active Age for All!

What a year! It has been a year when we have had to show resilience. Normally we are stretched by our classes - this year we have been particularly stretched by the digital era! During 2021, it would be great if we could offer Zoom lessons, computer classes and generally help each other with the new technologies that will help us stay in touch with our family and friends. Our year started very well with Class registrations. Our Annual General Meeting was well attended, and the Committee were planning for another busy year – a different busy as it turned out! March brought Lockdown. April and May brought gardening leave for us all. June/July, we worked closely with DPCC in preparing our Covid Response Document to prepare for re-opening. We received funding which has covered a room and equipment sanitising sprayer, voice amplifier for tutors, and Zoom and computer for online classes if necessary. August brought a 4 week run of our physical classes in the Sports Hall. In September, we were ready to start in our new venue of the portacabin provided by DPCC and… the October/November lockdown arrived! We had also agreed to take the lead in Inclusion week with our knitted Christmas tree and at the time of writing we are not sure of the final display. In November the Committee made a presentation to Jim Glennon,Chairman of Age Friendly Ireland (Fingal). Thanks to Louise Edmonds of Age Friendly Ireland Fingal who arranged for us to do this. We presented the feelings of older people. It covered a wide variety of topics from the ‘language’ used about our age group by officialdom during Covid to confronting ‘end-of-life’ choices. We also pushed to be allowed to socialise in groups in a safe way AND thus attend our classes.Finally, to keep going and be prepared for return to activity – check out the website to see our Sit & Get Fit classes that you can follow. www.activeageforall.com in case we end up indoors with SNOW! The Committee would like to wish all our members a very Happy Christmas.

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