News from Fingal Senior Citizen’s Forum

September 22, 2018 0

The Senior Citizen’s Forum is composed of representatives from organizations throughout Fingal.  The aim is to represent the collective views of Senior Citizens and to influence and inform policy and planning.  Alongside Fingal County Council and the Fingal Age Friendly Alliance we are working to improve the lives of older people, influence decision makers and providers, be a voice for older people have an input in decisions being made about older people.  We also aim to create countrywide links and networks, provide education, training and information to older people. 

The Harvest Social: Thurs. 11th Oct. 3pm to 6pm. Fingallians, Swords. Raffle & Refreshments. Music by Stage 2. Tickets €10 available at the door.

You are never too old to learn something new. Check out the opportunities on campus for mature and older learners at Dublin City University Age-friendly University. Ph. 01 7006490 or email:

Closing date for the Go For Life Grant Scheme is 28th September, 2018. This initiative of Age and Opportunity is a physical activity/sports programme for older people. Grants are made available to support groups who include physical activity/sport into their programme. Application forms can be downloaded here. Only one application per group will be considered. Please contact: Ciara Dawson, ph.8057733.

The Cross Border Directive on Healthcare allows for Irish residents to avail of healthcare in another EU Country. Public referral pathways as applicable in Ireland must be adhered to. The cost must be borne by the individual and he/she seeks re-imbursement for the cost of the healthcare on return to Ireland. You will be informed of the steps you should follow by contacting: National Contact Point HSE Cross Border Directive. St. Canice’s Hospital, Dublin Road, Kilkenny. Ph. 0567784547 or 0567784556. Email:

The Mater Smithfield Clinic is a public facility operated by The Mater Misericordiae Hospital, at Chartered Medical Smithfield providing rapid-response care and treatment for minor injuries. Medical cards accepted. Ph 01 6579000 ,