St Louis Day Care Centre in south Wexford holds open day

St. Louis Daycrare centre launch of their Dementia cafe at their open day. From left; Sally Veale Senior Social Worker with the older persons service, Alan Fitzhenry District manager, Laura Rowe manager, Yvonne Wycherley Senior Social Worker with the older persons service, Cllr Michael Whelan and Natallia Gembicka from ALONE .

David LoobyNew Ross Standard

St Louis Day Care Centre, Ramsgrange held on Open Day in conjunction with the annual Alzheimer’s Tea Day on Thursday.

A large crowd attended and €645 was raised for the Alzheimer’s Society of Ireland. Guest speakers on the day were Natalia Gembicka from ALONE and Sally Veale Senior Social Worker from the Wexford Memory Support Service who both gave advice in their areas and were on hand to answer any queries.

To lend their support and launch Wexford Dementia Café in St. Louis Day Care Centre, Ramsgrange Y34H283 on Thursday, May 11, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. were Cllr Michael Whelan and New Ross Municipal District Manager Alan Fitzhenry.

"This will be the first dementia café to be held in County Wexford since before Covid,” said St Louis centre manager, Laura Rowe. The café will be held on the second Thursday of each month in the centre, providing a warm and welcoming space for people with dementia, their family and friends, social and health care professionals to meet, exchange ideas, chat, have a cup of tea.

The guest speaker on May 11 will be Wexford Dementia advisor Laurence Collins. If anyone wants any further information contact Laura Rowe at St. Louis Day Care Centre on 051 389509 or email