Sharing the Wisdom of Time

Posted on 22. Nov, 2018 in Book review, Christian Values, Church Teachings, Community, Older People, Young people

Sharing the wisdom of time, published by Messenger Publications is a book specially commissioned by Pope Francis highlighting the wisdom of older people.   In the preface to the book, written by Pope Francis, he calls for an alliance between the young and the old to help counter our culture of waste. The launch took place in Rome […]

Finding God with Alzheimers

Posted on 27. Sep, 2018 in Christian Values, Community, Mental Health, Older People

In this final part of our three part series, Des O’Grady SJ, talks about finding God in his journey with Alzheimers. He talks about how the disease has not made him bitter but rather allows him to be more contemplative. He currently works as a chaplain in Dundrum central mental hospital and says Alzheimers makes […]

Thanks to your Noble Shadow

Posted on 03. Mar, 2016 in Achievement, Christian Values, Church Teachings, Eastern Spirituality, Education, Feminism/Women in the Church, Film Reviews, Gospel Values, Older People, Vocation, Working Abroad

“Thanks to your Noble Shadow” is a feature-length independent documentary film about Ireland’s last missionary nun in Japan. Sr. Paschal O’ Sullivan returned to Cork in 2010 after 75 years as a missionary nun with the Infant Jesus (Drishane) Sisters in Tokyo. Her cousin, James Creedon – a journalist for the international news channel, France […]

Working with Fr. Browne

Posted on 04. Sep, 2014 in Art, Older People

Fr. Frank Browne has been in the news recently thanks to his photos from World War One. Here Pat Coyle talks with Fr. John Moore who worked alongside Fr. Browne and made such an impression that Fr. Browne left him his camera equipment. He talks about his memories of Fr. Browne as well as his […]

Preparing for Retirement

Posted on 08. Aug, 2014 in Older People

Our featured year this week is 2005 and her is a piece from June 8th about retirement, a pivotal moment in our lives. How do we move from intense activity to suddenly finding time to fill the day? Miriam Gormally talked to Maeve Conway-Piskorski about moving from life as a busy professional to retirement. Maeve […]

Grandparent’s Day

Posted on 29. Apr, 2009 in Different abilities, Older People

Bealtaine is a festival that celebrates creativity in older age. The festival starts with Grandparents day; a day when grandparents go into schools and talk with children about what life was like in years gone by. They tell stories and share experiences. Miriam Gormally started by asking Art O’Suilleabhain, Director of Mayo Education Centre, how […]

Christmas Care and Repair

Posted on 10. Dec, 2008 in Community, Older People

Coming up to Christmas many of like to do a clean up around the house and get the place looking good for the festive season.  But what if you’re no longer able to do the various odd jobs that you once could – what then? Age Action set up the Care and Repair Programme to […]

‘Senior’ Summer Blues

Posted on 25. Jun, 2008 in Community, Older People

Summer time is usually associated holidays and fun. But for some older people in particular it can be a time of loneliness. This is according to Ann Dempsey who works with Senior Help Line, a confidential listening service for older people by older people. Ann explained to Miriam Gormally why they get many calls from […]