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Positive Ageing Week 2020

Published: September 18, 2020


POSITIVE AGEING WEEK 2020 | SEPTEMBER 28
th to OCTOBER 2nd
Did you know? 1st October is the International Day of the Older Person!

Why not get involved, check out our Cycle Challenge, 21 day Walking Challenge & Walk West Waterford below and celebrate Positive Ageing Week with us.

There is also an opportunity to meet your SDO, Sinéad Brannigan our Sports Development Officer with responsibility for Over 50’s!

 

 

 

Over 50’s Meet Your SDO!

Published: September 18, 2020

Sinead Brannigan our Sports Development Officer for Over 50’s invites representatives from Waterford over 50’s groups and organisations to join her VIA ZOOM on Monday 28th September @ 3pm

Grab a cuppa, log in and find out about physical activity opportunities in Waterford!

REGISTER HERE NOW TO TAKE PART 

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

 

Over 50’s 21 Day Walking Challenge

Published: September 18, 2020


Where will your feet take you?

We are encouraging you to walk, within your limitations around your local area on as many days as you can from Sunday 27th September to Saturday 17th October inclusive.

REGISTER NOW TO TAKE PART BY EMAILING
waterfordopc2019@gmail.com

Once you’ve registered, Waterford Older People’s Council
 will send you a link for the 21 Day Walking Challenge!


Closing date for registration is Wednesday 23rd September

You can use the Strava app to track your distance.
Don’t worry, if you don’t have the app, you can still join the challenge!

 

Over 50’s Positive Ageing Week | Cycle Challenge

Published: September 18, 2020


Where will your wheels take you? We are encouraging you to cycle, within your limitations around your local area on as many days as you can from Monday 28th September to Friday 2nd October inclusive.

BE IN WITH A CHANCE TO WIN A SPORTS SHOP VOUCHER!

Take a screenshot picture of the distance completed at the end of the week and a photo of you out cycling (You can use apps such as Map my Ride or Strava to track your distance).

Email your pictures to sbrannigan@waterfordsportspartnership.ie by 6pm on Sunday 4th October.

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

 

Walk West Waterford

Published: September 14, 2020

POSITIVE AGEING WEEK 2020 | SEPT 28th to OCT 2nd

We are hosting a series of FREE walks for over 50’s in West Waterford during Positive Ageing Week 2020. The aim of the series is to give people the opportunity to create links with others in their locality and experience these wonderful Waterford Walks. So, lace up your walking shoes and come along to a walk near you.
Don’t miss this chance to meet new people in your area and discover local walking opportunities!

Tuesday 29th September @ 10.30am
Cappoquin GAA Club
‘Explore the new Community Walkway’
Meeting at Cappoquin GAA Club
Wednesday 30th September @ 10.30am
Ballysaggart Towers
‘Explore this stunning heritage site’
Meeting at the Car Park at the Towers
Thursday 1st October @ 10.30am
Villierstown Village
‘Enjoy the charm of this picturesque village’ Meeting at Villierstown Community Centre
(Old Church)
Friday 2nd October @ 10.30am
Glenshelane Woods Walk
‘A feast for the senses’
Meeting at the car park at the woods

ALL WALKS ARE FREE | LIMITED PLACES | PRE-BOOK HERE NOW 
For more information please contact:
Peter Jones on 0761 10 2191 or pjones@waterfordsportspartnership.ie

Wander Waterford for Over 50’s

Published: August 27, 2020

Come Wander Waterford this Autumn!

A four week Walking Programme open to people aged Over 50.

Come along and rediscover Waterford’s history, nature and trails, whilst also achieving your daily physical activity target of 30 minutes and maybe a little more!Due to COVID-19 restrictions places are extremely limited! Booking is essential.

Thursday 10th September @ 11am

Ramble the Historic City ’

with Ray McGrath
Meeting at the Bandstand in the People’s Park

Thursday 17th September @ 11am

Explore Nature in the City’

with Paddy Dwane
Meeting at the Bandstand in the People’s Park

Thursday 24th September @ 11am

‘Travel the Quaker Trail’

Celebrating European Week of Sport
Meeting at the Bandstand in the People’s Park

Thursday 1st October @ 11am

‘Discover Mount Congreve’

Celebrating Positive Ageing Week
Meeting at the car park at Mount Congreve


PLEASE NOTE:
We will adhere to social distancing guidelines and we encourage the wearing of face masks/coverings for everyone’s safety during the guided tours.

Cost €5 per person (Includes Coffee/Tea Voucher that can be used after your walk)

No Booking – No Wandering!

BOOK HERE NOW!

For more details please call Sinéad on 087 459 6179, or email sbrannigan@waterfordsportsartnership.ie

Return to Sport and Physical Activity – Older Adults

Published: July 29, 2020


As a result of COVID-19, there are significant barriers to the resumption of physical activity for older people. This is linked to increased anxiety, nervousness, loss of confidence, feelings of exclusion, weakening of physical activity related social contact and physical deconditioning.

We all want to see older people come back to sport and physical activity and we hope the following guidance will help inform, encourage, build confidence and in particular reassure older people as they return to a more active lifestyle, in accordance with the public health guidelines and the recommendations of their own sporting body or organisation.

  • Consider DATE (distance, activity, time, environment)
  • Limit the number of participants
  • Limit the duration of the activity
  • Consider the contact (proximity, direct touch, equipment sharing) and minimise where possible
  • Train outdoors
  • Consider the use of PPE assisting the individuals who may need extra support or care when transferring to or from their wheelchair, changing clothing, using equipment etc.
  • Connect with older people to outline the changes that have been implemented. This may help alleviate any feelings of worry or anxiety that participants may be feeling on their return to sport.

This guidance was prepared with the support of Age & Opportunity, who conducted extensive consultation within their sector.

Age & Opportunity, have produced sector specific information on the return to sport and physical activity – Visit the Age & Opportunity website

Sport Ireland Guidance – Older Adults

Age & Oportunity Guidelines

NOW Booking! Learn to Swim

Published: February 10, 2020


Following on from our successful Learn to Swim programmes in 2019, we are delighted to be offering swimming lessons in Waterford City and Tramore this Spring.

NOW BOOKING @ Kingfisher & Splashworld

Learn to Swim
Six Week Over 50’s Beginners Swimming Programmes
€45pp for lessons | €60pp for lessons + one extra swim p/w

LIMITED PLACES 

STARTING
Thursday 5th March @ 8.15pm
Kingfisher Club | Tramore Road | Waterford
BOOK HERE NOW!

Friday 6th March @ 11am
Splashworld |  Tramore
BOOK HERE NOW!

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

 

Walk for Life 2020

Published: January 14, 2020

We host our Walk for Life series regularly throughout the year, typically in Autumn, Spring & Summer. Each series consists of four accessible walks for over 50’s and people with a disability.

The aim of the series is to give people the opportunity to create links with others in their locality and experience some of the wonderful Waterford Walks.

WALK FOR LIFE | SPRING 2020

Walk for Life is back this Spring – Waterford Sports Partnership is hosting a series of walks for over 50’s and people with a disability, all which are fully accessible but be sure to check out the details before travelling.

The aim of the series is to give people the opportunity to create links with others in their locality and experience some of the wonderful Waterford Walks.

Tuesday 11th February @ 10.30am
Waterford Greenway Dungarvan
Meeting at the fountain in Walton Park

Tuesday 18th February @ 10.30am
Waterford Greenway Durrow
Meeting at the Waterford Greenway Durrow Car Park

Tuesday 25th February @ 10.30am
Waterford Greenway Bilberry
Meeting at the Waterford Greenway Bilberry Car Park

Tuesday 3rd March @ 10.30am
Waterford Greenway Kilmacthomas
Meeting at the Workhouse Car Park Kilmacthoas

Cost: €4 per walk: includes tea/coffee/scone

Booking Essential:
Please contact Pauline on 076 1102682 or Text Org Name & Participating Numbers to 086 7837385

For more information please contact:
Sinéad Brannigan on 0761 10 2430 or email sbrannigan@waterfordsportspartnership.ie
or
Pauline Casey on 0761 10 2682 or email pcasey@waterfordsportspartnership.ie

**Please Note: Toilet Facilities may not be available at meeting point, please contact WSP for details in advance

Positive Ageing Week 2019

Published: September 4, 2019

Positive Ageing Week runs from Monday 30th September  to Sunday 6th October
We are running a variety of activities for over 50’s in Waterford! 

DATE ACTIVITY/LOCATION TIME FURTHER DETAILS
Monday
30
th September
Circuit Training Over 50’s
Cill Barra Sports Centre
Waterford
9.30am €3 per person
Call 051-350800 for more details
Try Lawn Bowls
Causeway Tennis & Bowls Club Abbeyside
11am Booking HERE now! 
or contact Sinéad
(details below)
Circuit Training Over 50’s
Splashworld Tramore
2pm €3 per person
Call 051-390176 for more details
Try Pitch & Putt
Tramore Pitch & Putt Club
2pm Booking HERE now! 
or contact Sinéad
(details below)
Tuesday
1st October
Walk for Life
Waterford Greenway  Kilmacthomas
Meet at the Workhouse Car Park  Kilmacthomas.
10.30am Booking Required contact Sinéad
(details below)
Book HERE now! 
or contact Sinéad
(details below) 
Try Keep Fit | Men only!
Deise Day Centre | Dungarvan
2pm
Wednesday
2nd October
Try Orienteering
Kilbarry Nature Park | Waterford
11am Book HERE now! 
or contact Sinéad
(details below) 
Book HERE now! 
or contact Sinéad
(details below) 
Try the Trishaw
Walton Park | Abbeyside Dungarvan
2pm
Thursday
3rd  October
Fighting Fit
Dojo, Tramore
10.30am €5 per person – Call Tracy on 086 158 0336 for more details
Cycle | Dungarvan to Durrow
Walton Park  | Abbeyside Dungarvan
11am Book HERE now! 
or contact Sinéad
(details below)Book HERE now! 
or contact Sinéad
(details below)
Cycle | Carriganore to Kilmeaden
Waterford Greenway Car Park | Carriganore
11am
Try Pitch & Putt
Cunnigar Pitch & Putt Club Dungarvan
2pm Booking HERE now! 
or contact Sinéad
(details below)
Friday
4th October
MEN Only! Dojo Box
Tramore Dojo | Tramore
10am €5 per person – Call Tracy on 086 158 0336 for more details
Saturday
5th  October
parkrun/ parkwalk
Tramore & Waterford
9.30am Register www.parkrun.ie/register
Sunday
6th  October
Walk Waterford
– Woodland Walking Series
Colligan Woods | Dungarvan
10.30am Booking Required contact Sinéad
(details below)

 

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

 

Over 50's Cycle Challenge

Cycle as far as you can on as many days as you can!

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Over 50's 21 Day Walking Challenge

Where will your feet take you?

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Walk West Waterford

Explore West Waterford with us during Positive Ageing week!

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Waterford Sports Partnership

Waterford Sports Partnership (WSP) was established in 2002 by Sport Ireland (formerly the Irish Sports Council) as part of the Local Sports Partnership initiative with the aim of increasing participation in sport and physical activity in County Waterford.

 

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CRO Number: 378713

Registered Office –
Civic Offices
Dungarvan
Co. Waterford
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Contact Details

County Office:
Civic Offices
Dungarvan
Co. Waterford
Tel: 0761 10 2194

City Office:
Regional Sports Centre
Cork Road
Waterford
Tel: 0761 10 2682

Email: info@waterfordsportspartnership.ie
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