ALZHEIMER’S SOCIETY: Laois Alzheimer’s Society Resource Centre at 47 Main Street Portlaoise is open Monday to Friday from 9am to 5pm. We had great support for our Tea Day. A big thank you to all for supporting us by hosting a tea day and everyone who came along to make all such a great day. As there are so many tea events still happening in various locations, we haven’t a full total as yet but at moment it is in excess of €1,650. Our next Social Club is on Thursday 23rd May from 2.30pm to 4.30pm in The Parish Centre, Portlaoise, Co. Laois R32 FH67 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 welcome. For more information on dementia contact Ann Munnelly on (057) 8663398 or (086) 8372168 Homecare Co-ordinator, 47 Main Street, Portlaoise R32 VRX8. Email: Kilkenny Branch of Arthritis Ireland: Every month the Kilkenny Branch of Arthritis Ireland host a FREE talk from a professional who in some way can provide tools to help in pain management. On 28th May at 7.30pm in the Ossory Park Centre in Kilkenny, we will hear from Mary Hayden about acupuncture and how it can help the body and chronic pain. This is a FREE event but registration is needed. Call/text (087) 1491767 to book a place.