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It’s that time of year again. You are planning ahead, vowing to lose the weight, get fitter, setting SMART goals in many areas of your life.
There is one thing that you may not have thought about – because, mostly, here in Ireland, we don’t like to. And that is planning for what happens after you die or when, for some reason, you are no longer in a position to make or describe your plans for the future.
That’s why, with financial support from the Community Foundation for Ireland , and in association with the Irish Hospice Foundation, Clare Older People’s Council will run and host a series of seminars over the next five months, called “Putting the House in Order.”
Starting on Wednesday 23 January in Ennis, the series will include a presentation on ‘Enduring Power of Attorney’ by local solicitor Sharon Cahir, and a presentation by Rebecca Lloyd of the Irish Hospice Foundation on planning ahead so that those closest to you will know and understand what your wishes are. The workshop will enable participants to think about and discuss what would be important to them should they become ill, incapacitated or experience a medical emergency.
Please note that this is primarily an information and planning session; it is not about bereavement or bereavement counseling.
The first seminar in the series will take place in the Butter market, Drumbiggle Road, on Wednesday January 23rd from 11.a.m. -2.30 p.m before moving around to different locations across Clare.
It’s FREE , but places are limited so booking is essential. For more information please email email@example.com or call 01 679 3188.
(If we cannot accommodate you on this occasion we will put your name on a list for one of the other locations in the county).
Other locations & dates:
- February 27th Shannon Oaks Hotel, SHANNON
- March 20th Kilrush Golf Club, Ennis Road, KILRUSH
- April 10th Courthouse Gallery, ENNISTYMON
- May 8th Village Hall, OGONNELLOE
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JOIN US ON OUR 10TH ANNIVERSARY CYCLE ACROSS NORTHERN SPAIN!
Looking for a new challenge in 2019?
Why not get on your bike and pedal your from Santander to Santiago in aid of our Nurses for Night Care service this June.
Our Cycle Ambassador Paul Kimmage is also returning for our biggest annual event of the year.
Don't miss the challenge of a lifetime where you'll be taking the magnificent land and seascape of Northern Spain while supporting those nearing the end of life who wish to spend their final days at home.
For more info & how to register, please click here.
** To avail of the Early Bird Discount, make sure you sign up before 31 January 2019
We are delighted to announce that Christy Moore with Declan Sinnott, Donal Luny and Jim Higgins are holding a concert in memory of their friend Tim Martin at Vicar St. Dublin on 13th March next. Proceeds from ticket sales will go to The IHF. Tickets are now on sale through ticketmaster.ie more details can be found here.
Our annual Living with Loss evening was held on 1st November. It aims to provide information about grief and the range of supports available to bereaved people.
Our guest speaker on this occasion was psychologist Niamh Fitzpatrick. She spoke about her own grief journey following the death of her sister Captain Dara Fitzpatrick in 2017. She has kindly shared some advice if you, or someone you know, is grieving. Read more here.
Bereavement training is central to The Irish Hospice Foundation’s bereavement programme. We strive to provide accessible, high quality training for professionals, volunteers and others with an interest in learning more about bereavement.
Hosted by the Bereavement Education & Resource Centre at The Irish Hospice Foundation, our workshops focus on a range of topics associated with bereavement, including children and adolescents, suicide and addiction.
Every year roughly 400 people take part in our workshops.
Workshops are suitable for people requiring basic up to intermediate level bereavement theory for professional or volunteer development.
Our presenters represent a wide range of bereavement care practitioners from the voluntary and statutory sectors.
For more information & how to book, click here.
Our 2018 Christmas cards for 2018 are now on sale!
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We have a range of styles to suit all tastes. Our cards are also available in shops nationwide.
Thank you for supporting the Irish Hospice Foundation this festive season!
Make this a Christmas to Remember with a Tribute to Your Loved One
Journalist Laura Kennedy is urging people to support those facing bereavement across Ireland this Christmas by donating to the Irish Hospice Foundation’s (IHF) Never Forgotten Appeal.
After the untimely death of her mother Emma three years ago, the Limerick native was plunged into her own journey of grief and loss.
“After my mother died in November 2015, I hardly knew who I was. As I began the process of grieving, the shape of my life without her would come to me in realisations that felt like an angry punch to the gut. Those punches still come, three years later. For me, my mother is still Christmas – I make the food she made, I tell stories about her, I remember her. I adapt, because I must. She is gone, but not completely, because my brother and I are still here. This Christmas I am proud to support the IHF and all the work they do for the bereaved."
Every year 30,000 people in Ireland die and on average 10 people are directly affected by a death. This means up to 300,000 people will experience the pain of loss this Christmas. The IHF is dedicated to working with those facing dying, death and bereavement. Its mission, delivered through its support, education and advocacy programmes is to strive for the best end-of-life and bereavement care, for all.
The Never Forgotten Appeal invites people to remember their special someone this Christmas and support the vital work of the IHF as they help those nearing death or experiencing bereavement. Each donation also allows people to compose a personal message in memory of those they love who have died which is then handwritten into the 2019 Book of Remembrance. The 2019 Book of Remembrance will be proudly displayed in the Irish Hospice Foundation library. People can donate online at www.neverforgotten.ie.
IHF CEO, Sharon Foley commented: “Grief is difficult all year round but special occasions like Christmas can be particularly hard for those who are bereaved. Let’s cherish the memories of our loved ones who have died by making this a Christmas to remember.”
“Our Never Forgotten Appeal is one way in which you can honour a loved one who has died and at the same time make a real difference to others at the end of life or those left bereaved. All donations go towards the work of the IHF in bereavement and to providing better care and support for those who are bereaved.”
The IHF relies on public donations to fund its services. Our work in Bereavement includes:
Over 2600 individuals and healthcare professionals trained in bereavement annually
Co-ordinating the Irish Childhood Bereavement Network (ICBN)
A Hardship Fund for helping people and families with funeral costs