Thank you to all who attended our Local Branch Formal Launch on November 13th last. Our walking group is still meeting weekly at Portlaoise Pool & Leisure Centre each Wednesday evening at 6pm and we go for a coffee and a chat afterwards.

At a recent committee meeting, we decided to pause the walking group for the month of December as the weather conditions are not ideal and the darkness is also a hindrance. The last weekly walk of this year will be November 25th. Our group will still meet socially each Wednesday evening at 7pm for the cuppa and a chat commencing on Wednesday 2nd of December at O’Loughlins Hotel, Main St, Portlaoise. All welcome! We will be recommencing our walking group in the New Year.

We are also planning some other activities for 2016 to include a six week course of “Gentle Zumba Classes” commencing on January 26th. Please watch out for updates about further activities and details of group meetings in local newspapers, our Facebook page or on the Arthritis Ireland Website. The Local Branch can be contacted by phone on (089) 2525344.