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Wednesday 16 April 2014

An afternoon of great fun

A HUGELY successful afternoon tea dance arranged by Fingal Senior Citizen's Forum (FSCF) was held in Naomh Mearnog GAA Club in Portmarnock last week with an attendance of over 150 senior citizens from throughout Fingal.

Those who attended enjoyed the music and singing by Cameo who played a great selection hits from the 50s and 60s and even older favourites. Those who were unable to participate in the dancing enjoyed the sing along. A spokesperson for the forum said: ' We are very grateful to Naomh Mearnog GAA Club, who provided the venue free of charge and also arranged the catering.

'The afternoon tea dance was a continuation of the series of tea dances we have been holding in Fingal over the last four years, we will also be holding dances in Blanchardstown and Balbriggan later on this year. Fingal Senior Citizen's Forum was formerly known as Fingal Senior Citizen's Network and was formed in May. Sheila Cullen is the chairperson, Hazel Abdulla is secretary, Kathleen O' Brien is treasurer and Jim Collier is PRO. Committee members are Kay Higginbotham, John Quirke, Frances Rice, Chris Reilly, Nuala Dignan, Treasa Byrne, and John Quirke.

A spokesperson for the forum said: 'We are anxious to bring all senior organisations within Fingal on board, so if your Active Retirement Association, Senior citizen Group. Older Citizens Group or similar organisation from within Fingal would like to join, please forward your details, including name of group, membership, secretary, phone number, email address, to Jim Collier at 0872865946 or email to Jjimcollier66@gmail.com so that we can put you on our contacts list. 'We will also be arranging a Senior's Seminar in the Carnegie Court Hotel in Swords on Thursday, November 4, from 9.30a.m. until 1p.m. With light refreshments served, the theme of the seminar will be ' Caring for the Mind and Spirit'.

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