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Positive Ageing Month 2022

Positive Ageing Month In Mid Ulster District Council

Throughout October, Positive Ageing Month will celebrate the contribution that Mid Ulster’s older citizens make to their local communities. With a mix of events to enable older people to connect both virtually through online events and face to face taking place, there’s something that will suit!

Better Connected (Over 50s fitness) with Rebecca. 

Fun and tailored fitness for all.

  • Monday 3, 10, 17, 24, and 31 October, online: 10am – 10.45am

  • Tuesday 4, 11, 18, and 25 October, Dungannon Leisure Centre: 11am – 11.45am

Pre-registration essential via 07901 773463 or by emailing Rebecca

Ulster-Scots Community Network

A webinar giving a flavour of the Plantation of Ulster; when it happened, why it happened, what happened, what evolved from it. A simple overview of a complex topic, which will hopefully inspire you to look deeper Ulster history.

  • Monday 10 October, 2pm - 3pm via online Zoom Session

Meeting ID: 592 463 2166 | Passcode: Us1010

For more information email or call: Deirdre Speer Whyte, mobile: 07826 849767; email 

My Home Life Conference 2022

(Ulster University) are holding their conference at the Dunadry Hotel, Antrim.
A number of organisations are attending including Generations NI, Frailty Network, PHA and RCN.

  • Tuesday 11th October 2022, Dunadry Hotel, Antrim

Details for the conference:

For further information and details please contact Jackie Parkington, My Home Life NI - Project Administrator, Ulster University, Magee Campus on 028 7167 5219 or email:

Age NI Community Navigator Pop Up Information Points 

Throughout Positive Ageing Month, the Age NI Community Navigator is popping up across the district to help you with information and support. 

  • Tuesday 4 October, An Carn, Maghera, 10am – 1pm / Draperstown Library, 2pm – 4pm / Gortalowry House, Cookstown, 6pm – 8pm

  • Thursday 6 October, Granaghan Resource Centre Swatragh, 7.30pm – 9.30pm 

  • Tuesday 11 October, Ballyronan Marina Centre, 10am – 12pm

  • Wednesday 12 October, Magherafelt Library, 10.30am – 12.30pm / Maghera Library, 2pm – 4pm

  • Thursday 13 October, Cookstown Library, 2pm – 4pm

Alzheimer’s Society Carers Information Support Programme

This is a programme for people who provide unpaid care and support to someone living with dementia. Topics are understanding dementia, providing support and care, legal and financial matters and coping day to day.

  • Tuesday 4, 11, 18 and 25 October, 6.30pm - 8pm 

All sessions are via online zoom meetings.   
Contact Carole on 07918 706 095 or email 

Nordic Walking

Join in this relaxed walking group that uses poles to help tone both the upper and lower body. 

  • Tuesday 4, 11, 18 and 25 October, various locations, 1pm - 2pm

Pre-registration essential
Contact Rebecca on 07901 773463 or via email.

Safer Ageing and Stopping Abuse Webinar

A webinar hosted by Hourglass, the UK’s only charity focused on the abuse and neglect of older people.  This aims to highlight abuse against older people and key ways of prevention and ongoing support.  

  • Tuesday 4 October, 2pm – 3pm

The webinar will be delivered using Zoom and can be accessed through the following link  
For further information please contact Shaun Paskin on 07435551657 or email Shaun. 

Chatty Walks with the Get Out Get Active Coach and Age-Friendly Co-ordinator

Join Rebecca and Raisa for a dander in Dungannon Park or a meet round Moneymore

  • Wednesday 5, 12, 19 and 26 October, 11am – 12pm, Dungannon Park / 1pm – 2pm, Manor Park, Moneymore

TV Licence Help & Support Session 

TV Licensing Northern Ireland Support Team will be providing a free session to help and support people within our community. 

  • Thursday 6 October, 11am – 11.30am, online

For more information email or call: Niamh Donnelly, T: 028 9026 7099, M: 0775 963 1614, or email Niamh.

A Big Quiz
Why not join us for an online quiz with Belfast City Council for some fun. 
  • Monday 10 October, 3pm

Join us by Zoom for a quiz with Annabelle. To book email 

Cost of Living Workshop
  • Thursday 13 October, 10am – 1pm, The Junction, Dungannon 

  • Wednesday 19 October, 10am – 1pm, The Hub, Cookstown

For more information email or call 07961 934 361to speak to Philip McQuaid.

Pensions and You: Planning for a more certain future
  • Thursday 13 October, 10.30am – 11.30am 

Online - Microsoft Teams meeting

Join experts from the government-backed MoneyHelper to cut through the complexity and talk about your pension rights. Discussion will include Planning and budgeting for retirement – how much money will you need; Knowing what to expect from your State Pension and accessing money from your pensions – how and when?

Join the meeting to hear more and have a chance to put your questions live to the MoneyHelper team.  To join the session please use one of the following links 
Microsoft Teams meeting (Join on your computer or mobile app)
Meeting ID: 330 758 725 394, Passcode: XfiB97

Medieval History Walk 

Come along for A Bilingual Walk and Talk at Tulach Óg/Tullyhogue Fort Cookstown – an exploration of the medieval history of this iconic site.

  • Monday 17 October, Meet at Tullyhogue Fort Car Park, Cookstown: 2pm - 3pm 

For more information: T: 03000 132 132 or email the Council's Irish Language Officer. 

Cookstown Multiple Sclerosis Support Group 

Cookstown MS Group meets every Thursday in the Fairhill Community Centre in Cookstown – come along and chat about the week’s events over a warming cup of tea or coffee! 

  • Thursday 6, 13, 20 and 27 October, 11am – 1pm 

Contact Denise on 028 8676 6146 or John on 07706 249 349 if you’re interested in coming along. 

 Brantry Area Rural Development Association

 A community group in the Brantry area who have many events available.
Come along and enjoy the fun and maybe meet new friends. 

  • Tuesday 18 October,   8pm Bingo 

  •  Friday 7th October ,  6.30-8.30pm Green Fingers session (Gardening) with The Conservation Volunteers

  • Saturday 15 October ,  12 - 2pm  Traditional Bread making workshop 

For further information email or contact Gael on 07821406642.

RNID Drop-In Hearing Clinics

Have your hearing checked for free and in less than 10 minutes!

  • Friday 7 October, 10am – 1pm: Magherafelt Council Offices, Ballyronan Road

  • Friday 14 October, 10am – 1pm: Dungannon Council Offices, Circular Road

  • Friday 21 October, 10am – 1pm, Cookstown Council Offices, Burn Road

FREE Hearing Aid Support in Mid Ulster

Come to our FREE Hearing Aid support session where we can offer 1- 1 help and advice on how to get the most out of your hearing aids. If your aids are NHS issued, we can also help you fit them and we can re-tube, clean the ear moulds and replace the batteries. ​

  • Friday 7 October, 11am - 1pm: Clogher Valley Health and Day Centre, 38 Augher Road, Clogher

  • ​Thursday 20 October, 11am - 1pm: The Cornmill, 2-4 Lineside, Coalisland

 For more information, contact Iain Irvine at 07940160672 and
 by email: or Carolyn Ritchie at 07407732106 and by email:

STEP Cost of Living Workshop
  • Friday 7 October, 10am – 1pm

Involve House, 16 – 18 Queens Street, Magherafelt

For more information email or call: Philip McQuaid, T: 07961 934 361

Falls Awareness Session with SHSCT
  • Tuesday 18 October, 10.30am – 1pm 

The Junction, Dungannon 
Light Lunch provided. 
Pre – registration essential by contacting Raisa at telephone 03000 132 132 or via email.

Townlands Talk (Online)
  • Wednesday 19 October, 10.30am

Explore the meaning behind place names through myths, connections to the landscape and local heritage. 

For more information or to book email Fermanagh and Omagh's Irish Language Officer or phone 03003 031 777.

TV Licensing Scam Awareness Webinar

Due to a recent rise in scams, TV Licensing are running a FREE scams training session to educate and spread awareness. In this session we will cover online, email, phone call, text and in person scammers as well as what to look out for, how to combat the scammers and best practices. 

After the session we will be able to share useful assets with you such as a scams booklet, leaflets, social media assets and newsletter copy.

  • Thursday 20 October, 11am, online

Join Zoom Meeting: 
Meeting ID: 743 9093 7932, Passcode: Jh1ykY 

For more information email or call: Niamh Donnelly, 028 9026 7099 or 0775 963 1614.

Games Day with Dungannon Visually Impaired Peoples (VIP) Club

Dungannon West Renewal, Ballysaggart Business Complex, Dungannon 

  • Thursday 20 October, 2pm – 4pm 

Contact June Walker on 028 3754 8615 or Ann Wilson on 028 8772 3082 for further details. 

Energy Efficiency in the Home - delivered by National Energy Action (NEA NI)
  • Monday 24 October, 10am - 11:30am

Find out about energy efficient heating, lighting, and appliances, keeping the heat where it is needed, comparing and switching energy suppliers, advice and support in Northern Ireland.

Delivered by Zoom. Please note places are limited 
To register please email the Ards and North Down Age Friendly team. 

Ann Street Memories: A Look Back at Dungannon 
  • Tuesday 25 October, 7pm – 9pm, Hill of The O'Neill and Ranfurly House

A display of photographs of Dungannon and surrounding areas) through the years (credits to Ann Street Memories). M.C. Ian Coulter.

Book online at The Hill of The O'Neill and Ranfurly House website.

Afternoon Tea Dance
  • Thursday 27 October, 1pm – 4.30pm, Hill of The O'Neill and Ranfurly House

Music and dance moves instructed by Marie Garrity. 
Book online at The Hill of The O'Neill and Ranfurly House website

Arts Care Creative Arts Online Workshop
  • Thursday 20 & 27 October, 11.15am - 12.30pm

Join artist Clare McComish for this Halloween themed paper craft workshop, held over Zoom. Materials must be gathered and supplied from your own supply. 
To book, contact Clare at Arts Care by email: 


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