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Wednesday, 15th February 2017

Do you have a problem with food? Have you been worried about the way you eat? Have you tried numerous Diet's and plans to deal with your problem with food. Without success? You are not alone anymore Overeaters anonymous offers you the solution. OA is not a diet club there are no weigh in no dues or fees for member's. OA is a twelve step fellowship of men and women who are recovering from compulsive eating, anoxeria, bulimia, food addiction and obesity. For more information about OA meetings phone 08940781865 or go to http://www.overeatersanonymous.ie

Waterford Intellectual Disability Association AGM

The Waterford Intellectual Disability Association will hold its Annual General Meeting in the main building of the Edmund Rice Centre, Barrack St, Waterford on Tuesday February 28th at 7.30pm. WIDA is funded by the HSE and provides residential services for adults

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Wednesday, 15th February 2017

Family Income Supplement and student grants

Question

My wife and I are applying for the Family Income Supplement (FIS) for our family of two children. We are unsure about what income is included in the means test for this payment. For example, will my wife’s student grant be included?

Answer

Family Income Supplement (FIS) is a weekly tax-free payment for families, including one-parent families, at work on low pay. The combined income of a couple (married, in a civil partnership or cohabiting) is taken into account when your means are assessed for FIS. Income from any source, including a student grant, is assessed in the means test. However, the following payments are not counted as family income:

- Child Benefit or any income your children may have

- Guardian's payments

- Supplementary Welfare Allowance

- Domiciliary Care Allowance

- Foster Child Allowance

- Rent Allowance for tenants affected by the

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Wednesday, 15th February 2017

By Bill Sones and Rich Sones, PhD

Q. What are all those pets doing taking Prozac-like medications? If they're depressed, they certainly can't tell anybody about it.

A. Psychiatric drugs have been used to help with dogs that obsessively lick their paws, cats that spray walls with urine, pet parrots that might self-mutilate when bored, zoo animals suffering outside their natural habitat, reports the "Atlanta Journal Constitution." The overall aims are to do what is humanly possible to protect animals from self-injury and to improve quality of life ("Journal of Exotic Pet Medicine").

Dog owners try to stave off problem behaviors such as howling or destructiveness that can lead to veterinary euthanasia, says John Bonner in "New Scientist" magazine. A reported 25% of dogs euthanized fit the behavioral category.

Dogs have long been given tranquilizers to calm them during holiday fireworks and the like.

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Wednesday, 15th February 2017

Waterford Today weekly horoscopes

Wednesday 15th February Tuesday 21st February

Aries 21st March-21st April

There is a good chance for closure on an issue that has been bothering you for some time now, or for an old wound to be healed eventually, whether that is physical, mental or emotional. Nurture yourself to aid in this process by making time for stillness, contemplation and relaxation. Don’t be too hard on your special someone if they didn’t push the Valentine’s boat out, it’s how you’re treated every day that matters.

Taurus 22nd April-21st May

Don’t allow yourself to get pulled back into old habits or negative thought patterns, especially if shedding them was part of a new year’s resolution that up until now has been going well. Sometimes it’s when we think we have something licked, that it’s most likely creep back in. Not sure about a

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Wednesday, 15th February 2017

FSAI Advice Line received 3,202 food complaints in 2016

The Food Safety Authority of Ireland’s (FSAI) Advice Line received 3,202 complaints by consumers relating to food, food premises and food labelling in 2016. The figure represents a total increase of 17% on 2015 (when 2,739 were received), with the number of complaints about food poisoning were up considerably at 45%.

Reports included allegations of a live insect found in a packaged dessert; a long black hair in garlic sauce; a human nail in a takeaway meal; glass in a dessert; plastic rope in a takeaway meal; and a cigarette butt in a bag of chips.

Poor hygiene standards were the second highest reported, with an increase of 34%, as compared with 2015, while complaints about incorrect information

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Wednesday, 15th February 2017

Sweet Aroma Café, a family owned business, has captured the attention of Waterford food lovers with their delicious hot drinks and irresistible food. Sweet Aroma Café is a vibrant new eatery that has opened on 34 Parnell Street and is the latest of a growing list of cafés that are focusing on revitalising Waterford city. The creator of Sweet Aroma Café, Oxana Bagrin aspires to do more than serve great food. Since opening, the café has been designed to nourish the citizens of Waterford with fresh food, prepared daily. Oxana was driven by a strong sense of creating a café built around fresh ingredients, with ample choices for people who want to focus on good food at affordable prices.

Service begins at 8.00am

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Wednesday, 15th February 2017

With Breda Gardner Homeopath, lcph, mcos, rgn

Health Therapies Clinic

13 Gladstone Street, Waterford.

Tel: 087 2025753.

Insight Natural Health Clinic

15 Upper Patrick St, Kilkenny

Tel: 056 7724429

Water calamity!

A few weeks ago, the water main outside of our house burst. It was a bad leak, and the gang from the council were keen to fix it as soon as possible. All of a sudden, and at very short notice, we found ourselves with no running water in our house.

There is an old saying “You don’t miss your water till your well runs dry” and for us, this was literally true! It’s not until you have no running water that you realise how much we take it for granted. No water to drink or make a cup of (herbal!) tea. No water to wash and cook vegetables. No water to wash ourselves, take a shower, have

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Wednesday, 15th February 2017

National Health Roadshow to visit Waterford on 9th March offering free health checks

RTÉ presenter Mary Kennedy has launched the 10th annual Hearing Awareness Week, a major national health campaign that highlights the issue of hearing loss and how it is a key part of overall health and wellness. 2017 marks the 10th year of Hearing Awareness Week, with free hearing tests being offered at Dooleys Hotel, Waterford on the 9th of March.

Sponsored and run by Hidden Hearing in partnership with Active Retirement Ireland, Hearing Awareness Week offers a range of free vital health checks including blood pressure, blood sugar, ear wax removal, foot examinations and hearing tests.

In Ireland, hearing loss affects one in six people (approximately 700,000 people), and this climbs to

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Wednesday, 8th February 2017

Overeaters anonymous

Do you have a problem with food? Have you been worried about the way you eat? Have you tried numerous Diet's and plans to deal with your problem with food. Without success? You are not alone anymore Overeaters anonymous offers you the solution. OA is not a diet club there are no weigh in no dues or fees for member's. OA is a twelve step fellowship of men and women who are recovering from compulsive eating, anoxeria, bulimia,food addiction and obesity.

For more information about OA meetings phone 08940781865 or go to http://www..overeatersanonymous.ie

Gaultier Active Retirement Group

Meeting of Gaultier Active Retirement Group on Tuesday 14th February at 2pm in Woodstown Residental and activity centre.Please bring membership money. Guest speaker Anthony Phelan from Advance Physio Waterford. New members very welcome

New Year, New Your, New Skills

Access I.T. - New computer courses

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Wednesday, 8th February 2017

Carers and free travel

Question

I care full-time for a relative with a disability and I have applied for Carer’s Allowance. Although I am not yet aged 66 would I be entitled to a free travel pass, if I qualify for this allowance?

Answer

Everyone aged 66 and over living permanently in the State is entitled to the Free Travel Scheme. If you are under age 66 and registered for a Public Services Card, you will be awarded free travel with your Carer’s Allowance. You will be issued with a new Public Services Card which will also be your Free Travel Card. The card will have “F-T” printed in a yellow octagon in the top left-hand corner.

If you have not yet registered for the Public Services Card, you will be asked to register before your Free Travel Card issues to you.

The Public Services Card

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  • OUR VIEW

    Travel chaos as strike likely to go aheadWith the Bus Eireann strike for February 20th looking as if it will go ahead it seems that the workers in that particular section of the C.I.E. company will get the overwhelming support from their co-workers in Bus Eireann and Irish Rail. This will mean that public transport in the country will effectively come to a standstill next week. Considering that some bus stations share the same facilities between Bus Eireann and Dublin Bus it is understandable that some p …

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