NewsLocal NewsCommunity safety provides assurance for Garryowen residentsBy admin – November 12, 2009 628 WhatsApp Advertisement Email GARRYOWEN residents are feeling more assured following the arrival into their area of the community co-ordinator team.Over the next six months, the team will work on pilot projects and in the process, improve community safety, the local environment and community spirit.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Cllr Kieran O’Hanlon said this is a very positive move that the residents will benefit from.“I’m delighted that the co-ordinator team is coming into Garryowen and I’m certain it will do a lot to raise morale for everyone living there, both young and old”.The co-ordinators are carrying out a street lighting blitz in the large housing estate, reporting any defects to the city council and during this month and December, safety chains and smoke alarms for elderly residents will be installed, free of charge.“We will be putting together a list of eligible residents over the winter months, so if you are 60 years or over and would like to be considered for this project, please ring us on 407247,” invites a spokesperson for the Limerick City Community Safety Partnership.A specially prepared educational programme focusing on the topic of community affairs, will be delivered in the Garryowen schools by the co-ordinators, who will also deliver a Christmas card initiative in the schools, aimed at building links with the old and young in the community.The new year will get off to a clean start with the implementation of an environmental educational programme. Aimed at young and older residents, the proposed plan of litter picks and window boxes, will see residents collecting litter on the area’s large green areas and learning how to plant seasonal flowers to enhance the environment.A special crime awareness initiative developed by Youth Reach and the Gardai National Juvenile Office, will be run by members of the Irishtown Gardai Division Programme, with the aim of encouraging young people to think about community safety and the consequences of their actions before doing wrong and in a lighter vein, there is an after-school activity club that focuses on promoting community spirit.“JUMP is an after-school physical activity programme – a one hour session that involves fair play activities for boys and girls. It is to be run in the local boys and girls primary schools and parents will be notified by the schools if their child is invited to participate. Twitter Facebook Print Linkedin Previous articleThe tallest tree and a host of activitiesNext articleFlannery and Hayes return to face Australia admin
Phil Lesh & The Terrapin Family Band have announced their return to Morrison, Colorado’s storied Red Rocks Amphitheatre on May 29th, 2019. The Infamous Stringdusters will join them as the supporting special guests.As The Infamous Stringdusters’ Travis Book wrote in the band’s announcement post, “Phil Lesh is a legend, in every sense of the word. To see him play is an honor, to share the same space with him a privilege, and to share the stage is beyond words. We’re truly grateful for the opportunity to perform at the world’s most iconic venue with one of the world’s most iconic bass players and musicians.”Pre-sale tickets will be available on Wednesday, November 14th at 10 a.m. MT, with a public on-sale on Friday, November 16th at 10 a.m. MT here.
Money Smart events will educate Hoosiers about ways they can take responsibility for protecting their money and savings.( Photo morgue file/cohdra.)Financial literacy is not just about saving dollars and cents.Experts say it also includes protecting your savings and investments.This is Money Smart Week, and at events throughout the state, Hoosiers can learn more about how to manage their personal finances.Nancy Stone, program director with Indiana Senior Medicare Patrol, says discussions will include the growing problem of senior financial abuse.“It’s just become really prolific that they target elderly because they know most people have a nest egg by the time they’re 65-plus and they’re also considered a vulnerable population,” she says.Nearly 100 financial literacy events will be held over the next week in Indiana, led by community groups, educational organizations and financial experts.Stone says there have been an increasing number of scams involving Medicare, and include phone and mail solicitations.“They often pose themselves as Medicare reps, saying they need to update your information, and so forth,” she says. “But Medicare will never call you unsolicited. And, really, your Medicare card, you need to guard your card because it has your Social Security number on it.”Some cases of Medicare fraud involve double billing, so she says be sure to review your service statements.And if you have questions, call providers, or the Indiana Senior Medicare Patrol, to sort it all out. That number is 800-986-3505.