first_imgRAPHOE LOCAL NOTESWeek ending Friday 13th April 2012 MARIE KEATING FOUNDATION On Thursday 19th April the Family Resource Centre in conjunction with Donegal Local Development Company is again hosting the Marie Keating Foundation Mobile Unit, which will be located in The Diamond, Raphoe from 10.30am to 3.30pm. The Family Resource Centre would like to take this opportunity to thank Margaret Doherty, Project Officer with DLDC for her kind support and co-operation.The Marie Keating Foundation aims to increase awareness and knowledge of cancer and related issues to all sectors of the community. The Unit is equipped with take home information leaflets on each of the key cancers and the nurse provides practical advice on healthy lifestyle choices. The Family Resource would encourage the local community to visit the Mobile Unit to become more informed about early detection and self awareness techniques. ASIST For each of the past 3 years the Family Resource Centre has hosted the ASIST Suicide Awareness Training and again in 2012 we are proposing to host the training. The training which is for 2 full days is for parents, caregivers, youth workers, volunteers, teachers, sport coaches and anyone living or working in the community who wish to feel more competent, confident and comfortable in reducing the risk of suicide. The ASIST training is planned for Wednesday 6th and Thursday 7th June. For further information or to book a place, please contact 0749145796. Safe TALK TrainingThe Family Resource Centre is proposing to host the safe TALK training programme that prepares participants to identify persons with thoughts of suicide and connect them to suicide first aid resources. These specific skills are called ‘suicide alertness’. The half-day training is suitable for everyone who wants to help prevent suicide and is prepared to become ‘suicide alert’.For further information or to book a place on the training programme please contact 0749145796. WEEKLY EMPLOYMENT LISTRaphoe Family Resource Centre receives an updated weekly employment list and if you are interested in receiving this list please contact 074 9145796 or call into the Centre for more details.  COUNSELLING SERVICESRaphoe Family Resource Centre offers a free and confidential weekly counselling service to the general public.  This person-centred service is for those experiencing Bereavement/Loss, Separation, Abuse, Mental Health Difficulties and issues around sexuality.  The service operates on an appointment basis only. Please contact 086 3601718 after 7.00 p.m. Raphoe Family RESOURCE CENTRE Afterschool Programmes NEW TIMETABLETuesday:       3rd & 4th class 3.00-4.00pm 5th & 6th class 4.00-5.00pmWednesday:  Junior & Senior Infants 2.00-3.00pm 1st & 2nd class 3.00-4.15pm Youth Café 1st -3rd Year 7.15-9.00pmThursday:     Junior & Senior Infants 2.00-3.00pm 1st & 2nd class 3.00-4.15pm Youth Café Transition, 4th & 5th Year 7.00-9.00pmRegistration forms are available at the Family Resource Centre for all the above activities/programmes. Little Smiles with big DreamsLittle Smiles with Big Dreams is a friendly baby and toddler group situated in Raphoe Family Resource Centre.  We are open every Wednesday morning from 10.30 – 12 noon.   Little Smiles with Big Dreams is a group that focus on fun for the kids and the opportunity for parents, grandparents and extended family to have discussions with other adults.  It is a great way to introduce your child to a social environment while you can discuss parenting tips with others. There is no charge but your kiddies will enjoy playing with all our lovely toys, having messy play, singing and dancing and a light lunch is provided. RAPHOE TIDY TOWNS APPEAL 2012The National Tidy Town Application for Raphoe has arrived and as in past years the Tidy Towns are seeking your great help and support as always. In recent weeks the Tidy Towns community employment scheme workers have collected over 124 bags of litter from 7 of our approach roads with a number still to do for Spring Clean 2012. You can help us this year again by keeping your properties/businesses and gardens to a good and tidy standard, donate paint, shrubs or flowers, tidy derelict properties, put out window boxes or hanging baskets & keep your area litter free. If you intend painting please consider doing so during April and May. The success of Tidy Towns each year is community effort by all in Raphoe from children right through to our seniors which is very much appreciated. If you can help us in any way it will be very much appreciated. Special thanks to FAS DSP, Donegal Co Council, RCIA Ltd The Volt House, all local Schools, businesses, Churches, & our entire community for their ongoing support over many years. If you can help this year by way of financial sponsorship it would be a great help. Further information on Tidy Towns activities please contact the office on 9145692 email [email protected] or call in to the Office at the Volt House. THANK YOU 10 YEAR CELEBRATION: Congratulations to Springboard Castlegrove Raphoe on their recent 10 year anniversary celebrations. Wishing the committee, management & staff continued success in your caring and support work here in Raphoe & district. Well done to you all from everyone in Raphoe Tidy Towns.  SELF MANAGEMENT COURSEThe HSE is providing a self management course for people with long term conditions and Carers of people with long term conditions that promotes self care.  Self care means looking after yourself and your general health so that you can manage your life and not just your condition. The course is free of charge and is run over six weekly sessions, each lasting 2 ½ hours.  Courses are being provided across the county.  If you would like some more information on this course or would like to book a place on a course, you can contact the HSE Consumer Services Department on 9189016 or email [email protected] All enquiries are welcome. RAPHOE FRIDAY SENIORS CLUB: Raphoe Friday Seniors Club meets every Friday in the Volt House Hall from 10.30am until 1pm. Come along and enjoy the tea and craic. New members welcome. For further information please call the Volt House on 9173966 or just call in any Friday. You will be very welcome.  RAPHOE PEOPLE NEWSLETTERCommunity News or Items of Interest for the “Raphoe People” may be emailed to Harriet at [email protected] or to Lisa at [email protected] Thank You.  Please note that all notes should be placed in the box provided in Raphoe Post Office by a Thursday before 4.00 p.m. or alternatively can be dropped into Raphoe Family Resource Centre or e-mailed to [email protected] every Thursday to meet the print deadline.LOCAL NEW: RAPHOE COMMUNITY NOTES was last modified: April 13th, 2012 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:LOCAL NEW: RAPHOE COMMUNITY NOTESlast_img read more