Leitrim is certainly ‘in this together’ as the COVID-19 pandemic continues.
With the response to coronavirus entering its second and important ‘Wellbeing’ phase, the Leitrim Community Forum has embarked on a major new initiative to help the physical and mental wellbeing of people throughout the county.
Leitrim COVID-19 Community Response Forum will this week be sending out a Well Being Pack to 1,500 older people as part of its ‘In This Together’ campaign which aims to assist them to Stay Connected, Stay Active and look after their Mental Wellbeing throughout the COVID-19 Emergency.
The pack includes a new physical activity initiative, featuring eight daily exercises over a four-week period, primarily aimed at older adults who are cocooning. It is being launched by HSE Community Physiotherapy in partnership with the Age Friendly Alliance, Sport’s Partnerships, Local Authorities and Public Participation Networks across Donegal, Sligo, Leitrim, Cavan and Monaghan - Community Healthcare Organisation Area 1. Older people can follow this programme in Leitrim by tuning into Shannonside FM ‘s radio programme Let’s Talk from Monday 11th May.
Also included in the pack are quizzes, word games, gardening tips, healthy eating plans and adult colouring to keep our minds and bodies active as well as some goodies such as healthy treats or seeds.
It is very important to stay connected at this time and included in the pack is a new GAA initiative ‘Its Good to Talk GAA’ as well as details of our existing befriending services.
Other initiatives include our Library services who can arrange to have a book dropped to your doorstep or a range of Creative Services around dance, reading and fashion.
We would encourage people to contact the Leitrim Covid 19 Helpline on 1800 852 389 if they would like to take part in our programming and activities or to receive a pack.
For those who use social media and you don’t already follow Leitrim County Council or Leitrim Sports Partnership, perhaps now would be a good time to follow and like our Facebook, Twitter or Instagram pages. Well-Being advice and initiatives are updated frequently on these pages, as well as news and other information about our core services such as the library service, which may be useful at this time.