How to Keep Well under lockdown: Kilkenny libraries launch new online events
Kilkenny County Council Library Service has unveiled an innovative new programme of online events to support communities’ health and well-being as the lockdown continues.
The 2021 Healthy Ireland at your Library programme is part of the national Keep Well campaign.
As Covid restrictions remain in place, the programme of events will focus on online talks and webinars.
Dr Mary O’Kane will deliver an online talk on ‘Raising Resilient Children’. Dr O’Kane is a lecturer in Psychology, Early Childhood Studies and Education and a regular contributor on Ireland AM where she discusses a broad range of parenting and childhood issues. In her talk, Dr O’Kane will outline three practical steps parents can take to support our children to become more resilient.
Owen Joyce, a registered occupation therapist will deliver a talk on ‘Tips for successful home working’. Mr Joyce explains: “Working from home can be as difficult or as easy as you make it. Following the simple actionable tips outlined in this talk your home working life will be transformed.”
Karyn Deegan, Healthy Ireland at your Library Co-ordinator for Kilkenny County Council Library Service, said: “In addition to adapting our programme delivery we believe that these first talks of our 2021 programme are very relevant for the times we are currently in. We are delighted to have partnered with these facilitators and colleagues in Kilkenny County Council to bring about much needed advice and practical tips for our local communities at this time.”
Library staff have also been working on a collaborative events as part of Kilkenny County Council’s Keep Well Campaign.
Local dietician Ellen Roche and Kilkenny chef Jennifer Bay will be on hand to deliver practical advice and tips on nutrition for older adults at a cookery demonstration, which will be filmed in the School of Food.