ALZHEIMER’S SOCIETY: Laois Alzheimer’s Society Resource Centre at 47 Main Street Portlaoise is open Monday to Friday from 9am to 5pm. Laois Alzheimer Society is a Homecare Service for Laois people who are living with Dementia. We look after the day to day needs of people and assist in making life more enjoyable for their families. Support local people with Alzheimers/Dementia. Funds raised go to supporting local families through Laois Alzheimer’s Society.
The Heath Golf Club are hosting an open golf competition on Thursday September 5th 2019 with a three Person Team event (any combination) (two scores to count on each hole) Cost €30 per Team. Timesheet on BRS at the Heath www.theheathgc.ie or contact Rory Culliton on (087) 2569987. Prizes – First Prize (any combination), Best Men’s Team, Best Ladies Team, Best Mixed Team.
Our next Social Club is Thursday 12th September from 2pm to 4pm at Abbeyleix Hospital, Ballinakill Road, Abbeyleix for people with Dementia and their carers. This is a very relaxed informal event where activities, fun and chat can be shared over a cup of tea. If you are in the area please join us. All are most welcome.
Raheen Vintage Club will host a Vintage Road Run on Sunday 15th September. The run will commence from Colt GAA pitch, Raheen Co. Laois. Registration will start from 11am and we will depart at 12.30pm sharp. Vintage Cars, Vintage and Modern Tractors, Motorbikes and Lorries welcome. Registration Fee of €20 per vehicle and we will have donation buckets out on the day. We will also have a raffle on the day to raise more funds. A little background to the club: Established in 2009 celebrating their tenth anniversary this year. The Chairman is Chris Goode, Secretary is Eddie Moffitt and Treasurer Seamus Cranny. Each year they hold several events such as vintage runs, ploughing day or a Vintage Show for different charities with this run in aid of the Laois Alzheimer’s Society.
Our next Support Group is on Wednesday 18th September from 7.30pm to 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 all family members affected by dementia and memory issues.
Our next Social Club is on Thursday 26th September in Droimnín Nursing Home, Brockley Park, Droimnín from 2pm to 4pm for people with Dementia and their carers. This is a very relaxed informal event where activities, fun and chat can be shared over a cup of tea. If you are in the area please join us.
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 laois.branch@alzheimer.ie by email.

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