Member News

Home Instead Winter ReadyWith evenings drawing in and temperatures falling as winter makes its presence felt, Home Instead Waterford offers some useful tips and practices that can be put in place to ensure our senior relatives, friends and neighbours stay warm, safe and cared for over the winter months.

Danette Connolly, Director of Care, Home Instead Senior Care Waterford says it is our collective responsibility to ensure our senior population is particularly well looked after during the winter.

“We would ask people to check in on senior family and friends over the coming weeks and make sure they are winter ready. Make sure the house is well stocked with the essentials, such as batteries for the smoke alarm, medicines, particularly repeat prescriptions and plenty of tinned fruit and veg and non-perishables such as pasta and rice, so they don’t have to venture out in the cold and dark.”

Danette advises that encouraging our senior relatives to wear several thin layers of clothes, instead of one heavy layer and to keep all internal windows and door closed to keep heat in, will keep them warmer longer throughout the day.

“It is important that seniors eat regular hot meals, as the body keeps warm by burning the food we eat. Porridge is an excellent source of nutrients, it’s quick and easy to prepare and fuels the body for hours.”

Other tips include:

  • Clear pathways of wet leaves, which pose a trip hazard
  • Keep all emergency / contact numbers close at hand
  • Block draughts and keep curtains closed at night to retain heat
  • Ensure electrical devices are unplugged at night
  • Have Eircode beside phone to assist emergency services in reaching property quicker in case of an emergency

“Please make an extra effort to call in on an older relative or neighbour. If they are dependent on solid fuels for heating, bring a bale of briquettes or a bag of coal. Doing a grocery shop is also helpful and practical as they will have all the essentials at hand.”

Home Care providers during times of adverse weather conditions will always prioritise care to the most vulnerable i.e. those who live alone. If you are able to help out with your loved one, please let your home care provider know.

Visit www.homeinstead.ie or call Home Instead Senior Care on 051 333966. Home Instead Senior Care if you are concerned about the welfare of a senior family relative or neighbor.

Home Instead also offers an array of senior care services such as light housekeeping and laundry, meal preparation, transport and companionship, up to and including personal care, dementia care, post hospital care and disability care.

Smovey Free Workshop Oct 2019

We are holding a FREE chair yoga, meditation, breathing and Smovey workshop for people with Neurological Conditions.

We will start with deep breathing and meditation which can be great distraction technique for people that are in pain or discomfort, this will also be a beneficial tool to help you manage your condition when you are at home and away from the comfort and security of the class environment. We will then do some chair yoga and exercises to help increase mobility and flexibility. The Exercise Part of the class will be for the 1st hour and the remaining 30 minutes will be socialising which has been scientifically proven to increase B.D.N.F. which is miracle growth for the brain. Please see www.helpingpeoplewithparkinsons.com for a range of personal testimonials.

Irene Treacy is PD Warrior and Parkinson’s Regeneration Trained, a certified yoga instructor specializing in brain injuries and Ireland's 1st smoveyCOACH. Irene is also a certified practitioner of Neuro Linguistic Programming and currently studying to become a Holistic Councillor.

Workshop takes place on the 21st October at 10am at Smovey Health, Unit 13 Seapoint, Riverstown Business Park, Tramore, Waterford.

Spaces are limited and can be booked by calling 085 8525766 or emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Colourtrend Charity Coffee Morning Oct 2019

Colourtrend Paint and Wallpaper Waterford are hosting a coffee morning supporting The Friends of St Patricks Hospital on Friday, 18th October in the store at Kingsmeadow Retail Park.

On the day we will have tea /coffee and cakes and treats sponsored by Jack Molloy Catering. We will also have face painting for the kids. We are delighted to support The friends of St Patricks Hospital. Monies raised will go towards the Patent Care Fund which provides additional facilities and comfort to patients under the voluntary work of the Friends of St. Patrick’s Hospital in conjunction with the staff of the hospital. Many thanks to Jack Molloy for his support on donating goodies for the event.

Call down for some great colour and decorating advice and enjoy some fresh cakes and goodies and donate to a very worthy cause.

Carters Corporate Gifts

Award Winning Carter's Chocolate Cafe have an exciting selection of Corporate Hampers and Presentation Gift Boxes from Irelands favourite Chocolatiers including Lily O'Briens's, Butlers and Lir available for nationwide delivery this Christmas Season.

With boxes from €8 there's something for all companies to help express your gratitude to clients and colleagues this festive season.

Call Philip on 051-841802 to discuss today and support local businesses this Christmas.

Waterford Christmas Tree Festival

The Christmas Tree Festival is back

Christmas is coming, and Christ Church Cathedral invite you to take part in The Waterford Christmas Tree Festival in association with Winterval Individuals, schools, businesses, charities and shops are being asked to create a Christmas tree.

Last year we got a great response from the business community. People are still talking about the trees made with bicycle parts, pc boards, company fliers etc. There are a lot of creative people out there & it’s a good positive way to get your business talked about.

You can make your tree from socks or books, bottles or ties, your challenge is to be as creative as possible. The trees can be twelve inches to twelve feet tall, once they look like a tree and can be displayed during Winterval at Christ Church Cathedral.

Waterford Christmas Tree Festival will run from 6th-15th December 2019 with a wide range of Christmas Trees imaginatively created and decorated by local community groups, youth groups, schools, businesses, artist and craft groups & individuals. We encourage creativity & imagination.

Come visit or be inspired to create your own, Entry forms available at Christ Church Cathedral, Waterford Chamber offices or Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The trees will be displayed in Christ Church Cathedral. Come & see all the different concepts. An ideal outing for all the family.

Notes for those entering a tree:

Entry is FREE

Entry Forms are to be returned by 27th November 2019 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

BATTERY LIGHTS ONLY - No Candles or naked lights of any sort are permitted for fire safety reasons.

The Cathedral will be open for receipt and decorating of trees on Thursday 5th December 10am-7pm. Trees will be available for collection from 10am-2pm Monday 16th & Tuesday 17Th December.

Helpers will be at the Cathedral to assist in unloading your car. Exhibitors will have to park cars nearby as there is no onsite parking available (only disabled).

Each tree will be allocated a space which is determined by the size of the tree i.e. smaller trees will be on tables etc. and all trees must be properly balanced and standing in a stable manner.

As the event is in a church, no tree should contain any inappropriate displays and the committee has the right to refuse a tree that may not be suitable for the environs.

City of Dublin Chamber Orchestra

Symphony Club of Waterford in association with Imagine Arts Festival welcome The City of Dublin Chamber Orchestra to Waterford on Saturday 19th October at 7.30pm at Christ Church Cathedral Waterford.

Conductor - Gavin Maloney, Cello soloist - Martin Johnson.

Programme - Beethoven - Coriolan Overture, Mendelsshon - Italian Symphony, Tchaikovsky- Variations on a Rococo Theme and Strauss - Romanze for Cello and Orchestra.

Tickets €20 and €5 for under 18's at the door and from www.garterlane.ie  Phone - 051- 855038  

Please join us for the last concert in our 2019 Concert Series for what will be an evening of wonderful music.

Symphony Club of Waterford is proudly supported by the Arts Council of Ireland and Waterford City and County Council.

IC Diversity

The Construction Industry Federation is proud to announce the launch of the CIF Diversity and Inclusion Charter in collaboration with The Irish Centre for Diversity.

This Charter highlights CIF’s commitment to Diversity and Inclusion in the construction industry and builds on the great work done by the #BuildingEquality campaign.

This charter is available for all CIF members to sign up to and outlines their commitment to advancing diversity and inclusion in their company. By signing up to this charter, members are publicly committing to taking small steps to promote diversity and inclusion in their workplaces and our industry.

The benefits to CIF launching and supporting this campaign are that we will attract and retain the best talent to our industry by actively addressing under-representation.

The Irish Centre for Diversity

The Irish Centre for Diversity’s aim is to work in partnership with organisations across Ireland to help them embed equality, diversity and inclusion in all they do. Their goal is to positively influence beliefs, attitudes, behaviour and conduct towards issues surrounding EDI. They want organisations to do more than just tick boxes; they want them to transform the workplace environment to one which is equitable and inclusive.

Their services include the highly prestigious Investors in Diversity accreditation, which is Ireland first all encompassing, diversity and inclusion mark offering a holistic approach to improving Equality and Diversity across all grounds. This comprises of Bronze, Silver and Gold-level accreditation.

For more information visit https://irishcentrefordiversity.ie/

Matrix equality survey

Workplace Equality is such an important issue in today’s workplaces that we have committed to running an annual survey to see how Ireland is performing, changing or progressing in this area and if society is adequately addressing inequalities in the workplace arising from gender, age, nationality etc. Your view counts and we invite you to take part in the 2019 Workplace Equality Survey. 

This survey should take no longer than 5 minutes to complete. To thank you for taking part, we will choose 3 winners who can choose one of the following -  a €100 TicketMaster voucher, a €100 Flight voucher or a €100 One4All voucher. Here is the link to take part: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/FZM6PYD

All replies will be treated in the strictest of confidence and if you do not wish to be entered into the draw, you are welcome to complete this important survey anonymously. Results will be published on our website and on social channels in November 2019.

 

 

What We Do For Our Members

 

networking

 

 

business services

 

 

events

 

 

promotion

 

 

graph

 

 

influence

 

 

 

What Our Members Say

“Tom Murphy Car Sales Ltd has been a member of Waterford Chamber of Commerce for over 25 years. It’s a membership that serves us well as we find it gives us a platform to interact with similar businesses and puts us in front of a wide audience. Having staged a number of very successful Chamber events, both at our dealership on the Cork Road and at venues chosen by the Chamber, it really puts into perspective the value of networking and meeting with potential customers face to face. We intend to continue the partnership between Waterford Chamber of Commerce and Tom Murphy Car Sales into the future, as the results speak for themselves and we see the value in being a member of Waterford Chamber.”

Tom Murphy, Tom Murphy Car Sales

 

 

We Can Help!

Call us to find out how Waterford Chamber can help you with your business and training needs today.

 

 

 

 

 contact us button