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Bench Table

We have a new item in our stock, available to order. The bench turns into a table and vice versa!

 

 

Tea @ The Men’s Shed

Pop in for tea at Tullamore Men’s Shed in Church Street, just up from the Henry Street intersection. Off road parking for shed users!

Men’s Health

Thanks to Mark http://markbritten.wordpress.com for the link. This is from Midlands Radio FM:

TP O’Gorman and John Hanniffy from Men’s Shed Kilbeggan spoke to Will Faulkner today about a brand new type of website put together by the Irish Men’s Sheds Association that focuses on the health of Irish men. Around 40 professional organisations are signed up to it and it’s the first of it’s kind in Ireland.

Currently the website is in it’s soft launch period and will be officially launched tomorrow in Dublin at City Hall. The website aims to be a one stop shop for men to have a look at any issue regarding their health and see what supports are out there, local and national organisations that can provide help, and de-mystify a lot of the terminology associated with general health.

The website aims to empower men to take control of their own health, keep up to date with check ups, and to communicate when something may be niggling at them about their health. It includes men from all backgrounds and ages.

‘Men should get together more often and discuss their health.’

The website depicts the human body as a car and asks you to input your age first – once through you can click on any section of the human body and that will give you a drop down menu of the various lifestyle choices or illnesses that can affect the aforementioned area and provides links to the resources that can aid the viewer further should they want to follow up. The full site is available here to try out for yourself: http://malehealth.ie/

What other useful resources have you come across online that you’d love to share? Email us at midlandstoday@midlandsradio.fm

First Aid course – AED and CPR

Six of us attended a day course in how to give CPR and use an AED run by The Irish Heart Foundstion

An automated external defibrillator (AED) is a portable electronic device that automatically diagnoses the life-threatening cardiac arrhythmias of ventricular fibrillation and pulseless ventricular tachycardia in a patient,[1] and is able to treat them through defibrillation, the application of electrical therapy which stops the arrhythmia, allowing the heart to reestablish an effective rhythm.

With simple audio and visual commands, AEDs are designed to be simple to use for the layperson, and the use of AEDs is taught in many first aidcertified first responder, and basic life support(BLS) level cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) classes.[2]

The portable version of the defibrillator was invented in the mid-1960s by Frank Pantridge in BelfastNorthern Ireland, a pioneer in emergency medical treatment.

Here in this video we have a person learning how to use an AED.

It was a great course and we all received a certificate.