Malahide Branch Office

Noel McComish, Chairperson

Overview

For a number of years, a small group of local people in Malahide have been exploring ways of supporting people with dementia and their carers in the community. That group has evolved into a committee that was recently afforded Branch status by the Alzheimer Society of Ireland (ASI).

On Monday, September 2nd, 2019, Malahide Branch (ASI) opened a new Day-Care Service in the Parochial Centre at St. Sylvester’s Church, Malahide kindly facilitated by Father Kevin Moore.

The centre provides a support service each Monday from 12 noon ‘till 5pm for up to 10 people with cognitive impairment through a wide range of dementia-specific activities. Carers benefit from very necessary respite time while the Day-Care service is in operation.

Further information about the Malahide Day Care Service may be obtained from Maeve Quigley, Day-Care Manager, at 086 770 3432 on Mondays only.

Details: https://alzheimer.ie/location/malahide-day-care/

While the Day-Care Centre is run by The Alzheimer Society of Ireland, the entire cost of the enterprise is met from local voluntary fundraising and a small daily contribution from attendees.

The new day care centre opening is much due to the generosity and support of Gibney’s of Malahide. Gibney’s ‘Cheltenham 100 Club’ members raised €10,000 through the proceeds of winnings from the 2019 Cheltenham Festival.

This new service is the first stage of an ambitious plan to build a permanent five-day dementia Day-Care Centre on a site in Malahide. The permanent centre will cater for up to 20 people per day. While State funding for a significant portion of the day-to-day costs of such a venture is anticipated, the cost of the building itself and a considerable contribution towards its running costs will have to come from local sources. The permanent centre will subsume the new one-day Day-Care Centre at St. Sylvester’s.

Join or support Malahide ASI Branch: please contact malahide.branch@alzheimer.ie

Malahide Branch needs:

  1. Committee Members to help develop this worth-while project.
  2. Volunteers to take part from time to time in designated fund-raising for the Malahide Branch e.g. The Alzheimer’s Memory Ribbon Day on Thursday, 21st November 2019.
  3. Supporters who will organise and run National Campaign Days at local level to support Branch initiatives e.g. the Alzheimer’s Tea Day on Thursday, 7th May 2020.
  4. Contributions towards, and on-going commitments to support  Malahide Branch services for people with dementia.
  5. Pledges, bequests and legacies towards the provision of our permanent centre.

For information on legacies, bequests or general fundraising information please contact a member of the Fundraising team on 01-2073833 or email fundraising@alzheimer.ie.

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