LAOIS ALZHEIMER’S SOCIETY: Laois Alzheimer’s Society Resource Centre at 47 Main Street Portlaoise is open Monday to Friday from 9am to 5pm. On the 5th of September last, the Heath Golf Club kindly hosted a Competition for Laois Alzheimer’s Society. It was a great success with forty-five teams taking part in the Eighteen Hole Competition, and eight playing in the Nine Hole competition. The golf teams and raffle brought in €3,000 which was presented to the Alzheimer’s Society on the night.
We cannot thank the golf club enough for all their work, members who gave prizes for our raffle and the committee who organised everything for us. We would like to thank John Dunne, Hume Auctioneers for golf prizes, Raffle prizes from Gerry & Alison Browne, Marie Croke, Lena Roe, Dunamaise Arts Centre, All Books, Ann Marie Brody, Mulhall’s SuperValu, Deirdre’s Bistro, Orlaith O’Brien, Maria Jones, Jim McElwee, Style Bar, Shaws and Dad’s Army and members of the Heath Golf Club and people who gave donations who don’t play golf!
Winners: First Overall: Dermot Carolan, Alex Bland and Sean Donoghue (85pts); Best Gents Team: Gerry Kavanagh, Danny Timmons and John Conroy (85 pts); Best Ladies Team: Orlaith O’Brien, Dinah Campion and Josie Burke (75pts); Best Mixed Team: Mick Lambe, PJ Murphy and Pat Lambe (74pts); Nine Holes: Helen Bergin and John McEvoy. Thanks to everyone who helped in any way and those who couldn’t play but gave dontaions.
Our next Support Group is on Wednesday 18th September from 7.30pm until 9pm in The Resource Centre, Portlaoise. The support groups provide an opportunity to meet others in a similar situation, to access information and practical advice in supportive environment. Free to family members affected by dementia and memory issues. For more information on dementia contact Ann Munnelly on (057) 8663398 or (086) 8372168 Homecare Co-ordinator, 47 Main Street, Portlaoise R32 VRX8 or to by email.