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Saturday, September 21, 2013

ONE YEAR OLD !



On Thursday last, September 19th, our first year in existence was celebrated. It was an excellent day. I would like to thank everyone in the community for all the support we have received. Firstly I would like to express our gratitude to the committee of the Dr Martin Day Centre without whose hard work we wouldn’t be here to-day. To all the members, staff and volunteers of the centre, who make the centre such an enjoyable experience every day. A big thank you to our local musicians and singers, Kevin Nolan, Seán O’Brien, Mgt. Dooley, Gerry Walsh, Bim Connors and Tom Comerford. who make each and every Wednesday such a great experience for all.
Our clients were brought on a trip to Nell’s Cottage in Rathgormuck to celebrate the day, and had a brilliant time, at a venue which we would highly recommend. For lunch, we went to Ó Ceallachains’ in Carrick-on-Suir; the food and service was excellent and great value for money. Planning more days out; watch this space…..
New programmes starting soon are: Flower Arranging classes and Cookery classes. Art classes are starting Tuesday the 8th of October from 2pm; please book as numbers may be limited.
In the Dr Martin Day centre we provide holistic therapies. A complementary therapist and a chiropodist are facilitated for on the premises. Treatments are €15 and booking is essential please call the centre for further information. 
An excellent exercise programme is available on Wednesday mornings from 11.30 to 12.30. Our qualified instructor, Darren Loftus, provides a varied and fun approach to physical exercise. 
Mobile Optician Eyes on the Road are here the first Thursday of every month; the service is available free to anyone with a medical card.
If you are ordering take-away dinners, please let us know before 12 o’clock; it would be appreciated. The contact phone number for the Dr Martin Day Centre is 051- 387111.  Manager Alice Kiersey 087 -0570652.
                                                                                                                 -  Alice.

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