New Partnership with Wheelchairtaxi.ie

Stephen Cluskey of Wheelchairtaxi.ie pictured with Ken Shannon of Bluebird Care Dublin North and Eddie O’Toole Operations Director.

Bluebird Care is delighted to announce our new partnership with Wheelchairtaxi.ie.

Wheelchairtaxi.ie provides a service designed to bring wheelchair transport providers and customers together and not only provide an extensive wheelchair transport directory, but also relevant news and travel information for your area. Their aim is to provide the best specialist travel directory tailored to your requirements.

Get Your Running Shoes On – You Could be Going on Holidays!

Bluebird Care is sponsoring a €2,000 holiday voucher to one valiant runner taking on the 2013 Flora Women’s Mini Marathon in aid of Age Action.

Age Action who delivers on a range of campaigns and advocacy themes for older people will have a team running for them in this year’s 10km event. However, in order to grow their team and raise as much money as possible they are hoping to recruit as many people as possible to run for them but also to raise €200.

Operations Director with Bluebird Care Eddie O’Toole says, “Age Action is one of our charity partners for 2013 and part of our support is to help them fundraise throughout the year.  So we thought that offering a prize for ladies taking on the  Flora Women’s Mini Marathon would create a great incentive.  So quite simply, anyone who runs in aid of Age Action and who raises €200 or more will be entered into a draw for a holiday voucher worth €2,000. And we will be at the finishing line waiting for our winner.”

Eamon Timmins, Head of Advocacy & Communications with Age Action says that more than ever before funding is challenging and they compete with really valid charities each and every day. “We are delighted with Bluebird Care’s prize voucher and we hope it will inspire women across Ireland to help make Ireland a great place to grow old in.”

Age Action have enrolled the support of a few famous faces to help support their fundraising efforts.

View their hilarious video here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XwQ7OX8sH1g

All Sorts – Something Different for Limerick’s Elderly

 

A group of students from Limerick Institute of Technology are calling on their counterparts across Ireland to follow their lead.

Last month Applied Event Management students from Limerick Institute of Technology hosted an afternoon of entertainment for 104 elderly residents of Limerick City.

The event, sponsored by Bluebird Care Limerick and Masterchefs Hospitality, promoted social inclusion for those they say are “sometimes forgotten in the Ireland of today.”

The students are hoping that the success of their simple idea “All Sorts” will generate a domino effect and they are encouraging other third level colleges to follow their lead and host similar events for older people in their communities.

Applied Event Managemenet student and All Sorts Project Manager Joanne O’Meara says, “Older people make us appreciate what we have with their incredible stories of survival, faith and courage. We have a lot to learn from them. We would ask other students to organise a smiliar event.”

William Ring General Manager of Bluebird Care Limerick said he had “huge admiration” for the LIT students who “demonstrated social responsbility beyond their years.”

Residents came from across Limerick from the following Nursing Homes:

St Camillus Hospital

Abbot Close Nursing Home

Roseville Nursing Home

Caherass Nursing Home

The Park Nursing Home

Hillview Nursing Home

Beech Lodge Nursing Home, Care Facility and Retirement Village

St Catherines Nursing Home and Retirement Village

The entertainment was provided by local musician Tommy O’Neill on guitar and national treasures Shaun O’Dowd and Hanora.

The photographer was Denis Vahey of Denis Vahey Photography in Cashel.

Witness the magic by checking out ‘All Sorts Event celebrate Active Ageing in Limerick’ on the video by clicking on the link below:

All Sorts in Limerick