Carers Trust Easter Crafts Online
Thursday 11th & 25th March, 2021
11:30am - 12:30pm
For all carers in the Southern Trust area. For further information and to book a place please contact [email protected]
ABC Community Network is welcoming visitors by appointment only.
To book an appointment, please get in touch with us by contacting 028 3839 2777 or emailing [email protected] or use our online support request form.
Fill in our support request form by clicking here
All visitors must follow ABC's health and safety procedures
The programme aims to support the development of emerging community leaders whose work is focussed on the regeneration of interfaces and/or communities where peacebuilding and regeneration efforts are needed. It will help develop their confidence and capacity to address division, segregation, prejudice and hate; issues which impact on community cohesion and hold communities back.
It has been designed and will be facilitated by Community Foundation Northern Ireland, an organisation with a long-standing history steeped in peacebuilding and conflict.
Recruitment for the 2021 cohort of participants will complete on Friday 19 March 2020. After completing an expression of interest and submitting to CFNI no later than 12pm on 12th March 2021, participants will be invited to meet with a member of the programme team to further explore their readiness and compatibility.
For the first six months of 2021, it is highly likely the programme will be delivered predominantly via online platforms such as Zoom, Google Teams etc. CFNI will adhere to all recommended social distancing guidelines in relation to health and safety. Participants must be prepared to learn and develop in this way. Each programme will commence with induction and team building with programme peers and a ‘meet the mentors’ workshop.
Interested participants must complete a programme Expression of Interest and return to [email protected] on or before 12pm on Friday 12th March 2021. All participants will complete an in-depth baseline assessment upon entry onto the programme and this will be discussed with them.
For further information please contact Lorraine Morrissey McCann via email: [email protected]
We all know that being physically active is one of the most important steps people can take to improve their health and wellbeing – but did you know that strength and balance both need to be part of this activity to allow us to carry out everyday tasks?
If you are wondering how to include some strength and balance exercises into your routine, there are two simple words: Park Power!
Park Power is a series of strength and balance exercises for people of all ages, that do not require any equipment and makes use of the benches within a park – and Lurgan Park is the very first Park Power location within the borough!
Park Power guides you through seven simple exercises that will improve your balance, muscle strength and increase your coordination. Increased stability, mobility, and flexibility will make it easier for you to perform everyday tasks such as carrying shopping, opening jars and getting up from a chair, as well as reducing the risk of falls.
At seven benches in Lurgan Park you will see instructional signs detailing the exercises you can try – sit to stand, bench press, bicep curls, arm raise, front knee extension, leg flexion and one leg stand.
“Park Power is for everyone – children, adults and older adults alike – and building our strength at all ages is so important for long term health,” commented the Lord Mayor of Armagh, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough Council, Councillor Kevin Savage.
“As part of the Get Moving ABC Initiative, we hope to motivate and support as many people as possible to work towards and achieve the recommended physical activity levels – and encourage everyone to move more and sit less. With Spring on its way, we will all be out at the park more often. Whether that is for a walk or with the kids, Park Power is such an easy way to incorporate strength and balance exercises while enjoying family time and all the benefits of being outdoors. Look out for those signs and have fun while improving your health and wellbeing at the same time!”
Park Power is part of the Get Moving ABC initiative and is a collaborative effort from a range of Community Planning Partners, including Southern Health and Social Services Trust and the Public Health Authority.
For more information, please visit: https://getactiveabc.com/hw_programs/park-power/
Starts Tuesday 9th March, 2021
Tapping EFT - two weeks
Colour Breathing - two weeks
For further information and to book an online place please contact one of the facilitators:
Sinead Donnelly - 07778 432 972
Nicola Mitchell - 07766 922 593
Faye Chisnall - 07778 432 979
Rachel Molloy - 07899 060 173
Tuesday 2nd March, 11:30am or
Tuesday 23rd March, 2:30pm
This is for people who are:
Contact Alice 028 9536 3324 or Claire 028 9536 3368
Instructions for downloading zoom and the link to access the event will be provided in your registraion email.
An online self management programme focusing on:
Start dates: 8th March, 19th April, 31st May, 6th September, 25th October
The course lasts 6 weeks. You need to commit a minimum of 2 hours per week at a time that suits you, and have access to the internet via smartphone, tablet or PC
Free programme for carers and family of people living with dementia
4 week programme every Thursday in March at 7:30pm
For further information and to register your interest, please contact [email protected] 07710 845 971
Tuesday 2nd March
3:00 - 4:00pm
A programme for young people which explores body image issues and educates young people on how to develop a healthy body image. The programme also includes eating disorder awareness including pathways to care and support.
Contact: [email protected] or 028 3026 6195
Free wheelchair friendly & Covid safe transport to & from your vaccination appointment across the ABC Council Area.
Book now on 028 3831 7810 or 028 3751 8151
This is a support service provided by Armagh Rural Transport and Down Armagh Rural Transport