Tuesday, November 22, 2022

 

The Western Alzheimer’s coffee morning will take place this Friday.

The popular event will take place on November 25th at Roscommon Golf Club, between 10.30 am and 1.00 pm. It has not taken place since 2019 due to the pandemic and the organisation is really looking forward to welcoming people back.

The Roscommon Football manager Davy Burke will be the guest speaker and there will be a number of paintings by local artist Ian Marks for sale at the coffee morning. Mr Marks will also be present to chat about them.

The St Stephen’s Day walk or run event will also be officially launched at the coffee morning. This 5k-10k event, which also has not taken place in three years, takes in beautiful Mote Park and is the perfect way to start preparing for the new year. Volunteers and stewards for the event would be greatly appreciated for what will be a day of music and fun.

Western Alzheimer’s provides a vital and caring service to families affected by Alzheimer’s and dementia across the west of the country. It has a daycare facility in Fourmilehouse as well as facilities in Galway and Mayo.

“A diagnosis of dementia can be life-changing and families can often feel isolated. You are not alone and we at Western Alzheimer’s, Roscommon are here to help and support you. Western Alzheimer’s provides community-based services across the county, with the aim of supporting the primary carer to keep their loved one at home for as long as possible,” the charity said.

If you or a family member have received a diagnosis or are concerned about a loved one’s memory, please call our Services Manager, Elizabeth Keigher on 090-6627816 where you will be supported and signposted to relevant services or call into our office on Goff Street, Roscommon Town, or email [email protected]

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