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Alzheimer’s Tea Day makes a comeback

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Dáithí Ó Sé and Sinead Kennedy invite Kerry to the Great Tea Day Comeback on May 5th

RTÉ stars Dáithí Ó Sé and Sinead Kennedy are calling on Kerry to host a Tea Day to mark Alzheimer’s Tea Day Comeback on Thursday, May 5.

After two long years, The Alzheimer Society of Ireland (The ASI) is inviting everyone to come together again for a cup of tea, a chat and maybe a treat or two to help raise funds for vital dementia supports and services.

The ASI is asking the people of Kerry to get involved with local Tea Day events in their homes, gardens, workplaces, schools, local community centres or somewhere special.

The traditional Alzheimer’s Tea Day was cancelled in 2020 and 2021 due to COVID-19, and the event had to be moved online.

But now, Alzheimer’s Tea Day, The ASI’s biggest and most important fundraiser, is back.

For the first time in three years, after so much time in isolation, with many feeling lonely and alone, The ASI wants people to host their very own Tea Day and help Tea Day make a comeback!

The ASI aims to raise vital funds to provide supports and services to help families living with dementia nationwide.

There are an estimated 2,429 people living with dementia in Kerry and each year more than 11,000 people develop the disease across the country – that’s at least 30 people every day. However, there is one thing you can do to help – you can put the kettle on and host your very own Tea Day!

How to help

Register on teaday.ie and you'll be sent an Organiser’s Toolkit which includes posters, collection boxes, raffle tickets, and everything you need to make your Tea Day a success! Next, share a cuppaa and a few stories at home, in the garden, at work or in the community. You can host Tea Day however, and wherever, you like!

Share your Tea Day event on social media. Post your photos and videos and don’t forget to use the hashtags #TeaDay2022 #TogetherForTea

By supporting Tea Day, you can make an incredible difference as €10 provides an hour at an Alzheimer’s cafe for a person with dementia, €35 provides one hour of Cognitive Stimulation Therapy, €70 provides a session of Musical Therapy and €150 runs a social club for one day.

“I’m delighted to support Alzheimer’s Tea Day again this year," The Alzheimer Society of Ireland Ambassador, Dáithí Ó Sé, said.

"It’s been three years since we’ve been able to gather for a proper Tea Day get-together. So, let’s make up for lost time, lost connection, and lost funds and come together to make 2022 the Great Tea Day Comeback Year! On Thursday, May 5 we want everyone to have a chat, a laugh, a brew and donate a few Euro to The Alzheimer Society of Ireland’s Tea Day campaign to help provide essential dementia-specific services for the 64,000 people living with dementia in Ireland."

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Two Mile School “Says Yes to Japanese”

The pupils and staff of Two Mile Community National School were delighted to welcome Mr Norio Maruyama,  the Japanese Ambassador to Ireland on Tuesday. The Ambassador was at the school […]

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The pupils and staff of Two Mile Community National School were delighted to welcome Mr Norio Maruyama,  the Japanese Ambassador to Ireland on Tuesday.

The Ambassador was at the school to promote the teaching of the Japanese language and culture through the ‘Say Yes to Languages’ programme.

“The pupils in Two Mile were very interested to listen to stories about Japan and to learn about the links between our two countries,” said school principal Catherine Barry.
“As a multi-denominational school, we are very open to different languages and cultures and we look forward to working with the Japanese embassy from next September.”
Two Mile Community National School is the only multi-denominational school in the Killarney school district.

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 Photographer Anastasiia goes Out and About for Killarney Advertiser.

The Killarney Advertiser is pleased to announce that Anastasiia Garbera has joined the team. Anastasiia is a photographer from Ukraine. She has been living in Killarney for nearly two years […]

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The Killarney Advertiser is pleased to announce that Anastasiia Garbera has joined the team.

Anastasiia is a photographer from Ukraine. She has been living in Killarney for nearly two years and is trying to establish a freelance photography business.
“I love my job. I’ve been shooting for 11 years. I adore photography and connect my life with it. The best thing for me is to show girls and families, brides how beautiful they are. I think it’s my main mission.No need to be a model. We are all beautiful and special. You just need to build more self-confidence. And be sure, I will help you with it.”
Keep an eye out for Anastasiia as she goes Out and About for The Killarney Advertiser.
If you are organising an event and need a photographer email info@killarneyadvertiser.ie for more details.

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