Morning walk for Laois Alzheimer's Society in Derryounce in Portarlington

Lynda Kiernan

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Lynda Kiernan

Derryounce walk Portarlinton

Derryounce walk Portarlinton

The Laois community is being invited to join a morning sponsored walk for the Laois Alzheimer’s Society, in the beautiful surrounds of Derryounce Walkway in Portarlington.

The walk will be held on Monday June 18 at 10am, and has been organised in conjunction with healthcare students at the Further Education College in Portarlington. 

It came about after a visit last September by the Laois Alzheimer's mobile unit to the FEC in Port, when their members gave a talk about dementia to the students, who then wanted to help.

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The walk starts at the entrance to Derryounce Walkway, on the Bog Road, Portarlington, on Monday 18 June at 10am.

Jacintha Byrne is the Public Relations Officer for the Laois Alzheimer's branch.

"We hope people will come and join the students from Further Education College and some of the branch members who can walk on the day. If you are affected by dementia we would love if you came along to join us," she said.

Contact Jacintha on 087 2511300 for sponsorship card.

Next month they hope to open a new Resource Centre on Main Street in Portlaoise.

"We are trying to get better services in Laois for people with dementia," she said.

Laois Alzheimer's Society is a homecare service for Laois people who are living with Dementia. They look after their daily needs, and help make life easier for their families.

They hold Social Clubs are on the second and fourth Thursday of every month at 2.30 to 4.30pm for people with Dementia and their carers. The relaxed events include activities, fun and chat over a cup of tea. The club goes 'on tour' around Laois, see Leinster Express area notes for updates.

The next stops are on June 14 at Droimnín Nursing Home in Stradbally, and om Thursday June 28 2.30pm – 4.30pm in Ballard Lodge Nursing Home, Borris Road, Portlaoise. 

The society also holds a Family Support Club on the third Wednesday of every month between 7.30 and 9pm in the Old Parochial House, Portlaoise. 

For any information on dementia contact Ann Munnelly on 057 866 3398/086 8372168
Home-care Coordinator Old Parochial House, Dublin Road Portlaoise Co Laois
Email laois.branch@alzheimer.ie