Summer is here and what that means for us is less people in the building as classes are on a break till September. However, that doesn’t mean it is deathly quiet around the halls of the education centre. This summer, we have set up clubs for learners who want to keep their skills updated and meet up with old and new friends here at the centre. It is also good for us to see familiar faces to chat to also. It gives us a chance to show off our new teaching community kitchen which was recently installed and freshly tiled. The staff here in the centre contributed immensely to the project and our kitchen is now something we can truly be proud of. Roll on September with our cookery and baking courses which we hope will entice you all in to learn something new and maybe develop some skills you already have to bring to the next level. And truth be told the staff love to sample any of the culinary creations that come their way when the cooking classes resume.

Ageing plus continues to thrive with our team supporting those most in need with some minor home repairs and essential garden maintenance. Thanks to all involved!! Also, the friendly call service continues to compliment Ageing plus and generate the jobs we want to do for those most in need.

Our partnership with Adapt women’s services continues to grow also and should you know of anyone who needs to avail of those services, we encourage you to contact us so that we may refer you to them and provide you with more information.

Our two adult Education workers are busy preparing the timetable in advance of our registration day on September 5th here in the centre, so that we may delver the classes people want, but also what our community needs. Included in this will be accredited course to ensure job readiness, mental health courses to support those that need a little help in maintain positivity and focus, community education classes to solidify friendships and create new skills to impress family and friends, and now we are adding all types of cookery with the advantage of our teaching kitchen.

The outlook is bright and positive, and rest assured, we are aiming to bring you all the best services possible and help build capacity in our community that ensures growth and personal development for all.

On a slightly sadder note, I would like to thank our Kevin Moloney for his service to the project as he is soon to retire. If he doesn’t retire to the French riviera, maybe we can get him up here for the odd bit of volunteering.

John O’Sullivan


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