Limerick Dementia Social Club: Pictured at the one year anniversary of Limerick Dementia Social club at Our Lady of Lourdes Community Centre is the Club’s Committee members, Teresa Tuohy, Isabel Barriscale, Breda Collins, Mags O’Sullivan, Dympna Tuohy, Catherine Coles, Vicki Reale on Wednesday, November 7. Picture: Kate Devaney.
PHOTOS: Limerick Dementia Social Club celebrate their first birthday with a party at Our Lady of Lourdes Community Centre
Yesterday, Wednesday, November 6, Our Lady of Lourdes Community Centre hosted Limerick Dementia Social Club’s first birthday party to celebrate a year in operation with an evening of music, food and drinks.
The event celebrated the work of the committee and club members over the past year with a number of special guests including past contributors from the Hunt Museum, Sage Advocacy, creative therapists, banking officials and community policing to name a few.
Limerick Dementia Social Club first launched back in November of 2018 and opened with the aim of creating a dementia-friendly space for people to socialise, enjoy activities, share information and enjoy refreshments.
This aim has most certainly been achieved with the help of the small voluntary committee of nurses, occupational therapists, social workers and physios who teamed together to create this club and reduce social isolation and stigma associated with dementia.
The club meets on the first Wednesday of every month from 6.30 pm to 8.30 pm in Our Lady of Lourdes Community Centre on Childers Road and runs numerous different activities and events for their members such as an art therapist session set to be held on Wednesday, January 8.
Other upcoming events include a Christmas party on Wednesday, December 4 accompanied by a lesson on activator poles promoting balance, mobility and strength for older people with Ciarra Mc Inerney from Limerick Sports Partnership.
Join the Limerick Dementia Social Club on the first Wednesday of every month at Our Lady of Lourdes Community Centre and join the caring community!
Chairperson, Mags O’Sullivan said, “We saw the need to provide a club, a social outlet for people with dementia, not only just them but their carers as well. The club meets the first Wednesday of every month from 6.30-8.30pm and every month we have different things lined up”.
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