RSG Service User Newsletter Spring 2020 Issue 1

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Hello Everybody,

Hope you and your family are keeping safe and well as can be expected in


these difficult and challenging times.

Our dedicated Care Services Team continues to work to provide supports to as many services users as possible during this time. So, please phone the office on 090 66 25852 or 086 4425212 with any concerns you might have.

Click here listen to an audio version of the COVID-19 information booklet. You can find a copy of the HSE’s COVID-19 Booklet by clicking here.

Here are a few ideas to keep everyone occupied and safe at home:

Did you know you can read a range of your favourite newspapers without leaving the house? Click here to view a selection of Irish Newspapers to read online.  Roscommon LEADER Partnership have a team of volunteers so for support call on 090 663 0252.  Also, check out ‘The Rossie Way’ weekdays from 3pm to 4pm on ROS FM 94.6fm with hosts Seamus Duke and Dan Dooner, they promise to hopefully brighten up the horizon for everyone!

Indeed why not take a virtual road trip around Ireland click here.  Or maybe you want to improve your Irish linguistic skills click here to learn some Irish with Dane!

If it won’t bother your neighbours, dust off that guitar or tin whistle or whatever musical instrument has been neglected these past few years and practice!  Or watch that really long movies you’ve avoided until now!  Re-watch those classic DVDs you’ve had for years!!

Maybe you are a quiz master well then here’s something for you!

  • What do the numbers 11, 69, 88, and 96 all have in common?002
  • I am an animal named after the animal that I eat, what am I?
  • I am heavy forwards and not backwards. What am I?

Send your answers to – first person will all three correct answers wins a 30 minute holistic massage, aromatherapy and reflexology session with Marion! 

Help to Save Our Government Money

If you have free Travel Card and you are not using it, send it back to Dept of003 Social Protection, Sligo.  If you are getting tablets on prescription monthly and do not need them tell your doctor or tell your chemist. Please do not leave them in a drawer, it is dangerous and a waste of money.

If there is a medical card in your house and it is not been used, either because the owner has passed away or emigrated please return it to HSE. Doctors get paid for every card issued so they will continue to be paid until it is cancelled.

So, if you do one of the above suggestions, you are doing your bit for your country which so badly needed in the present pandemic.

DALE Programme Activities

004As you are aware all DALE Programme activities, in line with HSE and Government advice, are suspended until at least 5th May 2020. This action was taken to limit the COVID-19 threat. But be advised we are busy planning a new exciting schedule of events and are looking forward to seeing you all back very soon!  For full details regarding our fantastic facility in Derrane check our website at


Ensure you keep phones/devices charged and have credit on your phone to 005stay connected. ALONE is encouraging older people who need advice or support to call their support line, 0818 222 024 from 8am-8pm, which is available seven days or the Disability Advocacy on 0761 073000.

I wish to acknowledge too the heroic efforts of our Homecare Support Workers and Personal Assistants as they continue to work on the frontline delivering quality care in these difficult and challenging times. So, please keep safe and stay informed.

006Margaret Bourke