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07 Aug 2022

Longford's first Alzheimer Café postpones opening evening until next week due to snow and ice

Longford Branch of Alzheimer Society of Ireland to open new Alzheimer Café

Longford Branch of the Alzheimer Society of Ireland will open their first ever Alzheimer Café in Longford Credit Union Ltd, 50 Main Street, Longford on Wednesday, February 6.

The Longford branch of The Alzheimer Society of Ireland will be postponing the official opening of their first ever Alzheimer Cafe in Longford Credit Union ltd, 50 Main Street, Longford until next Wednesday, February 6 (7pm-8.30pm) due to the weather.

The cafe was due to open this evening but, with heavy snowfall predicted, it was decided that the Cafe would open next week instead.

This Café will take place on the last Wednesday of every month at the same time and location. Alzheimer Cafes provide a warm and welcoming space for people with dementia, their family and friends and social and health care professionals to meet, exchange ideas and learnings.

The topic for this month is ‘Living with Dementia’ with guest speaker Gerry Farrell Counsellor / Psychotherapist Sligo. This is free of charge and there is a car parking facility at the rear of the building. Anyone who is affected by dementia is welcome to come.

It is a social evening with tea, coffee & scones being served. The Alzheimer Cafés are organised and led by a mix of organisations, professionals, carers, people with dementia and volunteers interested in the area.

For more information and if you would like to attend, please contact Breda Dunne or Eileen Kilbride on 043 / 33 47221 or 33 48402 . Also go to www.alzheimer.ie

WEATHER UPDATE: Met Éireann forecasts that significant accumulations of snow possible as cold snap continues

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