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Activities

A range of activities are run through the centre

Seniors Lunch Club

Seniors Lunch Club

Location: The Lurach Centre

Dates/Times: Mondays 10.30am - 1pm

This is a good opportunity for seniors to chat, have fun and enjoy a meal together in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere.

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Baby Sensory

Location: The Lurach Centre

Dates/Times: Mondays 23rd April - 11th June 2018 11am - 12 noon

Babies learn more in the firtst year of life than at any other time.  Never again will there be such an extraordinary pace of development.  They are totally attentive and absolutely fascinated by everything that they can see, hear, touch, taste and smell.  Baby Sensory provides hundreds of sensory development activities that are great fun for parents and babies to share in the vital first year.  The Baby Sensory programme consists of over 40 themed lessons plans, so every week you will share new sensory experiences with your baby including fibre optic light shows, bubbles, bells, musical fun, baby signing, puppet shows, amazing light balls and so much more.  Our Baby Sensory programme has been designed specifically for babies from birth based on current research into babies development.  Each activity is supported by the provision of developmental information, so that parents can discover how to lead their baby's learning forwards, both within the class and at the home.

Class cost £7 and are booked in blocks and paid in full at time of booking.  Suitable from birth to 13 months.

To book click here

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FREE Drop-in Support Sessions

Location: The Lurach Centre

Dates/Times: Last Monday of each month from 1.30pm-3pm

Action on Hearing Loss in Partnership with the Northern Trust are providing a free Drop-in Hearing Aid Maintainance Support Session to the Maghera local and wider community. This drop-in support session, where no appointment is required, provides maintainance on hearing aids, tubing, free batteries, filter tips, basis hearing checks, advice and support for people with hearing loss and their families.  We also offer the support service for people with Tinnitus and hearing support to people who are housebound or in residential care.

Enquiries regarding the Hearing Aid User Support Service, including home visits, please contact

Angela Stanbridge at Action on Hearing Loss

Telephone: 028 9023 9619

Mobile: 07940 160672

Email: angela.stanbridge@hearingloss.org.uk

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Cardio Pilates

Location: The Lurach Centre

Dates/Times: Tuesdays 6pm - 6.45pm

WHAT IS CARDIO PILATES?

It's a fun workout which merges the benefits of cardio with the muscle strengthening magic of Pilates in an intense workout.  It has the ability to define and sculpt your body, boost your metabolism and target those trouble areas all at once. (Not recommended for anyone with injuries.)

6 week course - £36

Booking essential.  To book contact Tanya on https://tyfitness.co.uk/contact

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WST Community

Location: The Lurach Centre

Dates/Times: Tuesdays 6.30pm - 7.30pm

WST Hub Launches in Maghera on Tuesday 8th May.

WST Community is a 'healthy eating support community'.

We help support members to lose weight, gain weight or maintain weight by eating healthier fresh foods while not feeling deprived.

Our weekly WST Hub is your opportunity to be mentored one to one with someone who has walked your path and by attending weekly it also entitles our members to join our wider WST Community which offers 7 day online support.

Our Maghera WST Hub will be available every Tuesday from 8th May at The Lurach Centre and will be supported by WST Mentor Joanne Scullion and also WST Consultant Hilary Gore who can be contacted on 07871 022601.

New members welcome at 6.30pm
Existing members weigh-in at 7pm-7.30pm only

For more information visit http://www.wstcommunity.co.uk

Membership Fees
Weekly - £4.20, Prepay 6 weeks - £21, Prepay 12 weeks - £40.
New members pay additional £5 joining fee.

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Alzheimer's Society - Carer Support Group

Location: The Lurach Centre

Dates/Times: Fourth Tuesday of each Month 7pm - 8.30pm

The Carer Support Group provides peer support to family and friends who care for a person with a diagnosis of dementia to help them in their caring role.

If you would like to speak to someone in a similar situation, share experiences about looking after someone diagnosed with dementia or find out how to access support services we encourage you to attend the group.

The Alzheimer's Society have a range of services in the Mid Ulster area including outreach visits, information programmes and befriending service.  To find out more about these services please contact our office.

Mona McGlade
Dementia Support Worker - Mid Ulster
T: 028 8676 5888 M: 079 1870 6100
E: mona.mcglade@alzheimers.org.uk

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New Improver's Pilates Course

Location: The Lurach Centre

Dates/Times: New Session Beginning Tuesday 22nd May 2018 from 7pm - 8pm

Pilates Improver's Class
The Lurach Centre - Main Hall
7pm-8pm
Cost - £42 for the six week course
For more information contact 
Tanya Young on 07713161766
Email:  info@tyfitness.co.uk
Places are limited so booking is essential.

 

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New Beginner's Pilates Course

Location: The Lurach Centre

Dates/Times: New Session Beginning Tuesday 22nd May 2018 from 8.15pm - 9.15pm

Beginner's Pilates Class
The Lurach Centre -  Main Hall
8.15pm-9.15pm
Cost - £42 for the six week course
For more information contact
Tanya Young on 07713161766
Email:  info@tyfitness.co.uk
Places are limited so booking is essential.

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Speech & Drama

Location: The Lurach Centre

Dates/Times: Wednesdays from 4pm - 7pm

The CMAC Academy is proud to deliver weekly sessions in The Lurach Centre, Maghera.

Weekly Speech and Drama sessions take place on Monday and Wednesday evenings for both junior and senior CMAC kids. Sessions are delivered in a dynamic workshop style with the opportunity to participate in accredited LCM examinations that are regulated and recognised by CCEA.

For more information, or to book a place, please contact Ciara on 07849937356.

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Weight Watchers

Weight Watchers

Location: The Lurach Centre

Dates/Times: Wednesdays 6pm - 7.15pm

Weight Watchers provides support and advice through the group and mentors to those who want to lose weight. Designed to give you the freedom to eat and drink your favourite food in a way that suits your lifestyle. No food is off limits. You’re in control of what you want to eat whenever you want to eat it, we simply help you discover how to be more mindful of your food choices and how to put our ‘best for weight loss’ foods at the heart of your weight loss journey.

For more information please contact Ann McKenna on 07717 226555

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Parent & Toddler Group

Location: The Lurach Centre

Dates/Times: Thursdays from 10am - 11.30am

Our ever popular Parent & Toddler Group meets on Thursday mornings in the Main Hall of The Lurach Centre.

A warm welcome awaits both adults and children alike from our team of volunteers.

The children enjoy a fun morning together with a good variety of toys to play with, a snack time and a song time before they go home again.

There are also refreshments for the adults and it is a great opportunity for both parents and children to meet and make new friends.

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Tea Dance

Location: The Lurach Centre

Dates/Times: 2nd Thursday of the month 2pm-4pm

The Tea Dances will be held on the second Thursday of the month in the Main Hall of The Lurach Centre.

Music and dancing can be enjoyed from 2pm - 4pm and light refreshments are enjoyed during the interval.

For more information please contact John & Adeleine Selfridge on 028 7964 2689.

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Creative Cupcake Workshop

Location: The Lurach Centre

Dates/Times: Thursday 7th June 7pm-9.30pm

Learn to make simple sugar flowers, butterflies and bows etc. whilst rolling, cutting, shaping as well as piping buttercream, creating your own box of personalised cupcakes.

Maximum 8 participants.

Suitable for cake decorating beginners.

All equipment and materials supplied.

For more information contact Moya on 07751 720711 or send her a private message on Facebook.

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Hypnobirthing Education Classes

Location: The Lurach Centre

Dates/Times: Thursdays 7pm-9.30pm beginning 14th June 2018 for four weeks

Four week antenatal programme.

Teaching strategies and techniques for to use during labour and journey to parenthood.

To book or for more information contact Helen O'Neill (midwife) on 07725 617847.

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Parish Dance

Location: The Lurach Centre

Dates/Times: First Friday of each Month 9pm - 12.30am

The Parish Dances take place in The Lurach Centre on the first Friday of each month.  Light refreshments are served at the Dances.

Contact: John & Adeleine Selfridge
Telephone: 028 7964 2689

 

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Internet Cafe

Location: The Lurach Centre

Dates/Times: Please prebook by telephone or email

Individuals/Small Groups wishing to avail of The Internet Cafe can do so by

Telephone:  028 7954 9290 
Email:  info@lurachcentre.org

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Women's Aid

Location: The Lurach Centre

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Women's Aid is the lead voluntary organisation in Northern Ireland addressing domestic violence and providing services for women and children.

Each Women's Aid Group offers a range of specialist services to women, children and young people who have experienced domestic violence.  They are all members of Women's Aid Federation Northern Ireland.

Anyone wishing to speak to someone or make an appointment please contact Mid Ulster Women's Aid on 028 867 69300 or email admin@midulsterwomensaid.org.uk
Monday - Thursday 9am - 5pm and Friday 9am - 4.30pm.

We also have a 24 hour helpline on 0808 802 1414

For full details of all our services please visit our website here

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Gold Surestart

Location: The Lurach Centre

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Surestart is a government funded initiative specifically for families with children under 4 who live in the top 25% disadvantaged wards in Northern Ireland

Research has shown that when children who have access to early intervention and positive play experiences enjoy more positive outcomes in adulthood.

The aims of Surestart are to:-

Improve the ability to learn by encouraging stimulating play, improving language and communication skills and by the early identification and support of children with additional needs.

Improve health by supporting parents in caring for children and promoting children's health and development.

Improve social development by supporting the early relationships between parents and children, enhancing positive parenting skills and early intervention and support of children with emotional, learning or behavioural needs.

Every parent wants the best for their children.

Help us to help you give your child the very best start in life - a Surestart!

At G-old Community Partnership Surestart we...

Offer free services that are designed especially for families from the antenatal period until their child reaches 4 years old, regardless of income, benefits or job status.

Work in partnership with local statutory services, community groups and parents to ensure there are appropriate services and support for families in the area.

Work in 7 electoral wards - Oldtown, Gortalowry, Killymoon, Ardboe, Dunamore, Pomeroy and Maghera.

Provide help, support and advocacy to families who are new to our area especially those who have come from another country and who do not have English as their first language.

Children are eligible to use G-old Community Partnership Surestart services up until their 4th birthday.  After that children will be de-registered from Sure Start and when the youngest child in a family reaches 4, the family will then be deregistered also.

Please browse our site goldsurestart.org.uk and feel free to contact us for any other additional information you may require.

All the services listed are available to these families as well as support to avail of other services both statutory and voluntary.

Gold Community Partnership
Top Floor, Loy Buildings,
18-24 Loy Street, 
Cookstown,
Co. Tyrone,
BT80 8PE

Telephone 028 867 69994

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