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Limerick's Leaders Pick Up Their Copy of Irish Pensioners Handbook

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There was cross party support this week for the 5th Annual Irish Pensioners Handbook which was presented to members of Limerick City Council.

Pictured left to right are Cllr. Kieran O’Hanlon(FF), Cllr. Pat Kennedy (FG), Cllr. Kathleen Leddin (INDP), Daragh Mc Glynn Bluebird Care, Maurice Quinlivan (SF), Tom Short (Lab.)

Pictured left to right are Cllr. Kieran O’Hanlon(FF), Cllr. Pat Kennedy (FG), Cllr. Kathleen Leddin (INDP), Daragh Mc Glynn Bluebird Care, Maurice Quinlivan (SF), Tom Short (Lab.)

General Manager of Bluebird Care Limerick, Daragh McGlynn presented Councillors with their copy along with copies for their respective clinics.

"The handbooks are free and are of great value to carers and older people. With over 200 pages of expert advice on health, wealth, travel, support and a real focus this year on active ageing. Bluebird Care has also commissioned a series of expert articles which are proving popular.

The Handbook has been distributed nationwide to nursing homes, GP surgeries, pharmacies, citizen’s information and active retirement groups and throughout the Bluebird Care network comprising 18 offices in 23 counties.

And it seems that the demand in Limerick is reflected nationwide. Daragh McGlynn says, "We are experiencing overwhelming demand for the Handbook so much so we have ordered another print run."

The Handbook contains articles from George Hook on Travel, Award winning Chef Gary O’Hanlon on Food for the Soul, Wellesley on Finance, An Garda Síochána on Home Security, Irene Collins of EIQA on Choosing a Homecare Provider, Professor of GP Practice in Trinity College Dublin, Tom O’Dowd on Living with Chronic Illness and Bluebird Care Ireland General Manager and Registered Nurse Lorna Liney on taking medication.

The Handbook also contains a comprehensive county-by-county directory of hospitals, local authorities, support groups, charities and state agencies.

The Handbook can be viewed online and downloaded from http://bluebirdcare.ie/the-irish-pensioners-handbook-2013/

You can also pick up your hard copy from your local Bluebird Care office or call Bluebird Care Limerick on 061-481 208 or email limerick@bluebirdcare.ie.