We host a number of activities and services in the Third Age centre in Summerhill, Co Meath. From dancing to computer classes, there's something for everyone and new members are always very welcome.
Find out about our new autumn/winter services, transport options and what's on from Monday to Friday in the centre from the information listed below.
Alternatively, drop in and visit us for a cup of tea and a chat or call us anytime between 9am - 5pm on (046) 955 7750. We'd love to hear from you!
Advice on nutrition and diet – available on request from 9.30am
Keep fit and movement to music with Frank Fahy
This is gentle exercise to music with lots of fun. Frank is starting a walking group in two weeks time. Class commences at 10.30am and finishes at 12pm.
Morning bridge classes for beginners from 11am – a card game for enjoyment which also improves memory and concentration
Aromatherapy is the modern name given to the use of pure essential oils to promote health and counter disease.The massage movements are specially designed to improve circulation and lymph flow. The Aromatherapy massage is applied to the full body. By appointment, free service.
Homeopathy is a system of complementary medicine in which ailments are treated by minute doses of natural substances. Homeopathic healing treats the whole person not just the disease. Free consultation available by appointment.
Fáilte Isteach offers free classes in conversational English to migrants 7 - 9pm. The term has now ended for the summer months and classes will resume in September. New volunteer tutors always welcome. If you are interested in getting involved, find out more about Fáilte Isteach and contact us for more information.
Nursing home activities
Activities with residents in Third Age from St. Joseph’s hospital Trim, also residents from Beaufort Nursing Home.
Reflexology is a system of massage used to relieve tension and treat illness, based on the theory that there are reflex points on the feet, hands, and head linked to every part of the body. Reflexology is a free complimentary treatment and is by appointment only from 10am to 1pm.
Card Making for all occasions
Classes commencing on the 2 March by Marjorie. Classes are free and start at 10.30am.
The Knitting group will begin on September 7 and take place in Third Age Centre on Wednesdays from 2 to 4pm.
Poetry readings will take place in the Third Age Centre on Wednesday afternoons from 2pm. Date to be confirmed.
Third Age choir directed by John Grant
The choir have performed at many events in the past. The cost is €2 and commences at 10.30am to 12pm. Members from Prosper Meath Group, Trim also perform with the Third Age Choir.
Confidential Counselling Service
The Counselor is providing an opportunity for you to find some resolution to your problems by offering psychotherapy and confidential counselling services in a safe and comfortable environment. This is a free service and is by appointment only. Time 10.00 to 12pm.
Classes for beginners and intermediate every Thursday. Cost €15 for 4 weeks. Time 1pm to 3pm.
Chiropody takes place on the last Friday of every month from 9am to 4pm. Cost €25. By appointment only.
Hairdresser fortnightly. Wash, cut and blowdry €10. By appointment only. Time 9.00am to 1pm.
Why not come along and pamper yourself. Beauty therapist also qualified as a Nail Technician and is available for nail file and paint, hand massage, facials and make up. Please ring for appointment . Time from 10.30 to 12pm. No charge.
Saturday greyhound racing
Members go Greyhound Racing to Mullingar Stadium on the last Saturday of every month. Cost €20 and includes transport, entry to stadium, race card and supper. Bus leaves Summerhill Community Centre at 5.30pm sharp.
If interested please call Third Age Centre.
The Third Age bus
The rural nature of our community, lack of local transport, the age and health status of many of our members can increase the reality of social isolation and exclusion. In this context, the Third Age Bus and People Carrier is a vital link. Our Bus carries 14 passengers and a wheelchair, and our People Carrier can accommodate up to eight passengers. To book, telephone 046-944 7750 between 9am – 5pm
Third Age acts as a drop in centre, where members can call in at any time. Tea, coffee, biscuits and company are always available. Located in the Primary Care Centre and beside the GP surgery, members who attend appointments fasting are welcome to call in afterwards for breakfast.
Third Age operates a book, CD and video library for members. Many of our books have been donated by the County Library in Trim and we thank them for this service.