Helen Fitzgerald graduates with flying colours
Sage Advocacy is so proud to extend our warmest congratulations to Helen on her completion of the MSc in Applied Psychology from Dublin Business School in November.
Helen began with Sage as an intern, was then hired as Administrator, and steadily and competently worked her way towards the role of Recruitment, Information & Compliance Coordinator and Data Protection Officer with Sage. Helen now holds the position of Regional Coordinator for the Dublin Southeast & Wicklow area. She has excelled in every task she’s taken on in Sage and improved many areas of work along the way. Helen has been warmly welcomed by her volunteers in Dublin Southeast and Wicklow and has already built a strong Sage presence in the area amongst clients and stakeholders alike.
Best wishes to Helen on her well-deserved success and wishing her many more triumphs in all her endeavours.
New findings from TILDA in a new Report - Health and Wellbeing of Ireland’s over 50s 2009 / 2016
New findings by TILDA (the Irish Longitudinal Study on Ageing at Trinity College Dublin) present the ‘Change in life circumstances’ for Ireland’s over 50s between 2009 and 2016. Chapters on health, quality of life, social engagement, living conditions, and health utilisation are included. This report includes the findings of the Wave 4 of data collection, along with results from the analysis of the combined data from Wave 1 – Wave 4.
This is the first report from TILDA with a focus on the ‘Change in life circumstances’ of participants since their first interview seven years ago. It highlights a number of important issues that are having a significant impact on the physical health, mental health and well-being of adults over 50 in Ireland and which also have a substantial impact on the current and future health system.
And finally, the version that won't offend anyone...but sounds appalling!
Fairytale of New York
It was a religious festival partner, always drink responsibility
A senior citizen was inebriated near me, he then breached a nuisance law
Singing songs after 9pm, I turned my face away, And secretly reported him
Gambling is addictive, it shouldn’t be glamourised
I have a feeling, this year’s for me and you
So season’s greetings, I love you as an equal
All these lyrics have been checked, and they’re now politically correct
We’ve had a lot of complaints about this song
We’ve cleaned it right up, Happy Birthday Shane McGowan
They’ve got cars big as coffee shops, they’ve got rivers of gold
But the wind blows right through you, it’s perfectly fine for all ages
When you first took my hand on that cold religious holiday
You misinformed me about my acting potential
You were handsome, you were pretty in a completely gender fluid way
When the band finished playing we got our coats and went home
Sinatra had many partners, people were tired and emotional
We were behaviourally challenged, we said goodnight and good luck
The boys and girls of the NYPD choir were singing Galway Bay
And the bells were at an anti-social time so I made a complaint
Not having that, we can’t have bells on at this time of night
Change all the rude bits
You’re a bottom, you’re impaired, you’re a lady of the night
Lying there in an unavailable hospital bed
You bold boy, you insect, you cheap lousy bundle of sticks
You’ll hear from my solicitor, I’m highly offended
The boys and girls of the NYPD choir still singing Galway Bay
And the bells were at an anti-social time so I made another complaint
Not having it, happy season’s greetings, other religions are available
This version is technically better than Ronan Keating’s
And that’s saying something
Watch Shane McGowan and Kirsty MacColl's original here
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