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Activator Pole Borrow Scheme Launched!

Published: October 6, 2022


Waterford Sports Partnership and Waterford City and County Libraries have joined forces to provide you with a new and exciting physical activity opportunity.  You can now borrow a set of activator poles from four designated libraries in Waterford: Lismore, Dungarvan, Kilmacthomas and Ardkeen.

ACTIVATOR Poles are an adaption of Nordic Walking poles and have been developed by Canadian Therapists to promote balance and improve mobility. A full suite of support resources has been created to support you on how to use a borrowed set of activator poles. You can pick up a simple explanation leaflet in the library or watch our simplified support video on your smartphone or tablet device.

Waterford Healthy Ireland at your Library Coordinator, Debbie Johnston said “We are delighted to partner with Waterford Sports Partnership on this Activator Pole Borrow Scheme. Our national ‘Healthy Ireland at your Library’ initiative aims to promote health and wellbeing within the community and providing access to these Activator Poles helps to fulfil this aim. The Free monthly pop-up Activator Pole walks and how-to leaflets and video guides will enable members of the community to use these Activator Poles to their full potential. Our Waterford Library branches are well positioned throughout the county and act as easy access points to borrow and try out these Activator Poles.”

To be eligible to borrow a set of activator poles you must activate a FREE library membership. Full support will be provided by library staff to help you to activate a membership.  If you’re already a library member no further action is required just pop into the library.

There’s never been a better chance to explore paths, trails, and greenways in Waterford with a set of Activator Poles borrowed from a local library. You can also book a place at one of the FREE monthly Pop-Up Library Pole Walks with a WSP tutor to try out the Activator Poles.

To find out more information please contact our  Community Sports Development Officer, Sinéad on 087-4596179 or email: sbrannigan@waterfordsportspartnership.ie

 

 

 

NOW BOOKING! Aqua Fit

Published: September 27, 2022

Calling all Older Adults in the West Waterford Area. 

Join us for Aqua Fit, an aerobics-based exercise class performed in a swimming pool.
This programme can help to improve your heart health, strength, and flexibility by using resistance from water & pool-based equipment like floats & noodles.

You do not need to be a confident swimmer to take part! Come along and have some fun, meet friends,
or make new ones whilst enjoying some exercise! 

EIGHT WEEK PROGRAMME
STARTING
Wednesday 12th October  | 1.15 to 2.15pm
Aura Leisure Centre, Youghal.


LIMITED PLACES – BOOK EARLY TO AVOID DISAPPOINTMENT!

€48 per person* | Book HERE now!
*Please get in touch of you would prefer a pay as you go option

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT:
Sinéad Brannigan on 087 459 6179 or email sbrannigan@waterfordsportspartnership.ie

 

NOW BOOKING! Pop Up Pole Walks

Published: September 27, 2022


We are running a series of Pop-Up Activator Pole Walks across Waterford this Autumn, suitable for men & women that can walk at least 1km in distance. Each walk will include exercises that can improve your heart health, mobility, strength & balance.

Come along and enjoy this FREE, FUN activity!

BOOK HERE NOW!

 

For more information please contact: Sinéad Brannigan on 087 459 6179
or email sbrannigan@waterfordsportspartnership.ie

 

NOW Booking! Dance for Life

Published: September 26, 2022


Join us for a fun filled
SIX WEEK DANCE PROGRAMME led by an experienced dance tutor.
Come along and have some fun, learn new dance moves, meet friends, or make new ones whilst enjoying some light exercise! 

STARTING Wednesday 12th October @11am
Cill Barra Community Sports Centre

LIMITED PLACES – BOOK EARLY TO AVOID DISAPPOINTMENT!

€15 or €3 pay as you go | BOOK HERE

TO BOOK YOUR PLACE please call Sinéad Brannigan on 0761 10 2430 or email sbrannigan@waterfordsportspartnership.ie

 

Positive Ageing Week 2022

Published: August 29, 2022

We are running a series of events for Positive Ageing Week (PAW) which takes place from 26th September to the 1st October 2022.  PAW is an Age Action initiative to promote the agency of older people and to celebrate the contribution they make to our families, workplaces, communities, and society as a whole.

Bookings open on Eventbrite on Thursday 8th September at 10am.
Places at all events will be limited.

EVENTS PLANNED ARE AS FOLLOWS . . .

 DATE & TIME ACTIVITY & BOOKING LINK VENUE  COST
Monday 26th September @11am   Chair Based Yoga
BOOK HERE
Ardkeen Library  FREE
Monday 26th September @11am   History Trail of Old Dungarvan
BOOK HERE
Dungarvan  €3
Tuesday 27th September @11am   City Walls Walk & Talk
BOOK HERE
Wyse Park  €3
Wednesday 28th September
12 to 2pm
  Meet WSP Staff @ Waterford Older Peoples Council AGM City Hall  FREE
Thursday 29th September
11am to 1pm
  Activator Pole Gathering
BOOK HERE
Kilmacthomas FREE
Friday 30th September @11am   History Walk
BOOK HERE
Kilmacthomas €3
Friday 30th September @11am   Chair Based Yoga
BOOK HERE
Dungarvan Library  FREE

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION:
Please contact: Sinéad Brannigan, Community Sports Development Officer
on 087 459 6179 or email 
sbrannigan@waterfordsportspartnership.ie

Let’s Get Moving Fund OPEN FOR APPLICATIONS!

Published: August 24, 2022


The
Let’s Get Moving Fund 2022 aims to support the development of well-planned initiatives designed to increase participation in recreational sport and physical activity by older people during Positive Ageing Week 2022.  Positive Ageing Week will take place from the 26th September -1st October 2022.

Funding is available to assist community groups and organisations to enhance existing opportunities for their members in recreational sport and physical activity, or to start new initiatives geared at involving older people in recreational sport and physical activity.  Funding is available only for the purposes of developing an initiative that will begin during Positive Ageing Week 2022.

We would encourage all groups/organisations to contact local sports clubs and physical activity providers to enquire about opportunities that may exist for older people or to discuss opportunities that could be created for your group/ organisation.

Download the Grant Criteria HERE
Download the Grant Form HERE

Complete the GRANT FORM ONLINE HERE

ONLINE APPLICATIONS PREFERRED
IF DIFFICULTIES ARISE COMPLETED APPLICATION FORMS CAN BE RETURNED BY POST.
WSP Let’s Get Moving Fund, Waterford Sports Partnership, Regional Sports Centre, Cork Road, Waterford.
STRICTLY NO EMAIL APPLICATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED.

The closing date for applications is Monday 12th September 2022 @ 5pm

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION:
Please contact: Sinéad Brannigan, Community Sports Development Officer
on 087 459 6179 or email
sbrannigan@waterfordsportspartnership.ie

 

Now Booking – Activator Poles Kilmacthomas

Published: May 3, 2022

JOIN US FOR A FOUR WEEK PROGRAMME!
Activator Pole Walking is suitable for adults of different abilities. We will explore how Activator Poles can improve your: Aerobic Fitness | Mobility | Strength | Balance
Starting Thursday 12th May @11am meeting at Kilmacthomas Library
Booking Essential| €10pp | Book HERE

FOR BOOKINGS OR FUTHER INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT:
Sinéad Brannigan on 087 459 6179 or email sbrannigan@waterfordsportspartnership.ie

Now Booking – Activator Pole Walking Outdoors

Published: March 7, 2022


NOW BOOKING!

Activator Pole Walking is suitable for adults of different abilities.
We will explore how Activator Poles can improve your: Aerobic Fitness | Mobility | Strength | Balance

JOIN US FOR A FOUR WEEK PROGRAMMES:

Monday 14th March @11.30am at Affane/Cappoquin GAA Club
BOOK HERE

Wednesday 16th March @11am meeting at the Waterford Greenway Car Park
beside the Coach House Kilmacthomas
BOOK HERE

Tuesday 22nd March @11am meeting on the Promenade in Tramore (beside Molly’s)
BOOK HERE

Thursday 24th March @11am meeting at the fountain in Walton Park, Abbeyside, Dungarvan BOOK HERE

For further information please contact:
Sinéad Brannigan on 087 459 6179 or email sbrannigan@waterfordsportspartnership.ie

Now Booking! Walking Yoga for Over 50’s

Published: October 15, 2021


Join us for a four week
Walking Yoga Programme this Autumn
Men and Women aged over 50 are invited to join our morning walking programme that will combine elements of yoga practice with a peaceful walk in nature.  

Don’t worry you won’t need any equipment to join in. Prepare by wearing comfortable walking shoes and weather appropriate clothing.

WE ARE RUNNING THE PROGRAMME IN FOUR LOCATIONS

Cost €10pp | Booking Essential

Details are as follows:

DUNGARVAN
Starting
Wednesday 27th October | 10.30 to 11.30am
Meeting @ Walton Park, Abbeyside, Dungarvan (Beside the fountain)
BOOK HERE

KILMACTHOMAS
Starting
Friday 29th October | 10.30 to 11.30am
Meeting @ the Waterford Greenway Car Park
outside Coach House Coffee
BOOK HERE

WATERFORD CITY
Starting
Saturday 30th October | 10 to 11am
Meeting @ the Bandstand in the People’s Park, Waterford.
BOOK HERE

VILLIERSTOWN
Starting
Tuesday 2nd November | 11.30am to 12.30pm
Meeting @ Villierstown Church
BOOK HERE

For more information please contact: Sinéad Brannigan on 087 459 6179
or email sbrannigan@waterfordsportspartnership.ie

 

 

 

NOW BOOKING! Positive Ageing Week 2021

Published: September 8, 2021

We are running a series of FREE events for Positive Ageing Week which takes place from September 27th to October 1st 2021 .

Places are limited so book early to Avoid disappointment!

ALL EVENTS ARE FREE | BOOKING ESSENTIAL on www.eventbrite.ie

Walk & Talk
West Waterford
Enjoy a tutor led walk and tea/coffee and a chat!
  Monday 27th September
10.30 to 12pm
Affane/Cappoquin
GAA Club
BOOK HERE
Guided Tour of
Mount Congreve
Enjoy a guided walk of beautiful Mount Congreve.
Monday 27th September
11am to 12.30pm
Mount Congreve
BOOK HERE
Walk & Talk
Dungarvan
Enjoy a tutor led walk and tea/coffee and a chat!
Tuesday 28th September
10.30 to 12pm
Walton Park, Abbeyside,
Dungarvan.
BOOK HERE
Tennis FREE TASTER
all equipment provided  Join us for a Tennis taster session led by a qualified coach.
Tuesday 28th September
1 to 2pm
Lismore Tennis Club
BOOK HERE
Rowing FREE TASTER
all equipment provided
Join us for a Rowing taster
session led by a qualified tutor.
Wednesday 29th September
10 to 11am
Cappoquin Rowing Club
BOOK HERE
Walk & Talk
Stradbally
Enjoy a tutor led walk and tea/coffee and a chat!
Wednesday 29th September
10.30 to 12pm
Stradbally Village
BOOK HERE
Lismore Castle
VIRTUAL TOUR
Enjoy a Virtual Tour
of Lismore Castle
(Dependant on Government Guidelines) 
Wednesday 29th September
@11am
Lismore Heritage Centre
BOOK HERE
Guided Tour of
Lismore Town
Join us for a Guided Tour of Lismore Heritage Town.
Wednesday 29th September
@2pm
Lismore Heritage Centre
BOOK HERE
Walk & Talk
Waterford
Enjoy a tutor led walk and tea/coffee and a chat!
Thursday 30th September
10.30 to 12pm
Waterford Nature Park
BOOK HERE
Guided Historical Tour of Waterford City
Statues and Monuments Enjoy a guided historical tour of the statues and monuments of Waterford City.
Thursday 30th September
11am to 12.30pm
Waterford Clock Tower
BOOK HERE
Come & Try Bowling
Join us for a Bowling taster session led by a qualified tutor
Friday 1st October
10 to 11am
Causeway Bowls Club,
Abbeyside, Dungarvan.
BOOK HERE

For more information please contact:
Sinéad Brannigan on 0761 10 2430 or email sbrannigan@waterfordsportspartnership.ie

 

Introduction to the Borrow Scheme

Find out more about how to borrow Pole from your local Library!

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Activator Pole User Guide

A step by step guide to help you set-up
a set of Activator Poles for a nearby walk.

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Poles in Action

Group warming up during Positive Ageing Week.

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Dungarvan
Co. Waterford
Tel: 058 21194

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Cork Road
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