In this extract Betty Dempsey talks about the activities that she does with the local community center. She talks about learning to send emails and doing yoga and flower arranging. She says that there are plenty of opportunities open to people her age in the community center.

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So do you have any major worries or concerns or anything...about the future now or...?

Not really no

And do you think that you have any new opportunities now that maybe you didn’t have when you were working or maybe 20 years ago?

Well the opportunities are there know, there’s different things that goes on in Andrews I mean I can send the email letters which is great, you know? I done that. It takes a long time though for me, you know, but then at least I can send email letters. And then they have yoga, and I do yoga

And do you find that any good for your back?

Ah yeah, that was very good yeah, is very good. But em...we have also em flower arragements. There’s an awful lot going on in Andrews, it’s great, it's great.


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Ageing, Activities & Social Engagement



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"Betty Dempsey describes the activities that she does with the local community centre.." Lifescapes: Mapping Dublin Lives, Item #133 (accessed March 20 2018, 7:45 pm)