The Birches at Rath Abbey

In a milestone for the provision of services for people living with Alzheimer’s Disease/Dementia. The Birches opened their first outreach day centre in St. James Community House, Rath Abbey, Grange, Carlingford on Monday July 1st 2013. This is the first time that The Birches have offered an outreach programme and it will provide a much needed service to people suffering with Alzheimer’s Disease/Dementia and their families in North Louth.

Now people from Cooley, Carlingford and Omeath areas will be able to attend each Monday except bank holidays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. This new service will be a great support for families in the area and will be a welcome “Club” in which people diagnosed with Alzheimer’s Disease/Dementia can feel safe, secure and enjoy many social activities. Tea will be served on arrival in the mornings, followed by a tasty lunch with a mixture of activities dispersed throughout the day. Music, painting, reflexology, knitting and storytelling are just some of the activities planned for the day centre.

The Birches at Rath Abbey will be staffed by a qualified Nurse helped by a specialist carer who has a great understanding of the disease. All medical and personal needs will be catered for in a professional manner. Local volunteers will also be giving their services, making this a centre where local people care for their own.

Families are invited to call to St. James Community House or telephone the office in St. James Community House 042 9397617 if they need advice/support on dealing with Alzheimer’s Disease/Dementia. For further information on using the services of The Birches at Rath Abbey Contact: Olive Joyce, Nurse Manager, The Birches, Priorland Road, Dundalk.

Telephone Number: 042 93 51388

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