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National Carers’ Week held to celebrate family carers

To celebrate Ireland’s family carers, Carers’ Week is being held from Monday June 9 to Sunday June 15 with events in Galway city, Loughrea, and Athenry.

Galway's one stop shop for divorce or separation

Age-friendly Galway to host major conference on maximising the ability of older people

The county’s age-friendly status has attracted AIGNA, the All-Ireland Gerontological Nurses Association, to hold its sixth annual conference at the Clayton Hotel, Galway, on May 15.

One stop shop for divorce or separation in weeks

Couples throughout the country whose marriages have broken down can divorce or separate through mediation saving several thousand euro on legal fees in the process. Galway Divorce and Separations is a new one-stop shop based at Unit 28 Orchard House, Glenrock Business Park, Ballybane, Galway, where couples can obtain a decree divorce or judicial separation in a few short weeks from the courts, and all without either or both spouses engaging solicitors or barristers to represent them.

Day care services to resume at MacBride Nursing Home

aThe HSE has confirmed that day care services at the MacBride Community Nursing Home in Westport are to resume next month.

Give your baby the best possible start in life with the Enlightened Birth book and CD programme

Michael O’Doherty, bestselling author of Just Imagine – A Life Without Illness and co-founder of the Plexus Healthcare System, will be in Galway next week to launch a new book and CD programme, Enlightened Birth – From Womb to World. Aimed at empowering women during pregnancy and birth, the programme has been written and developed by mother of four Aisling Connolly.

Check your child’s car seat

The RSA’s ‘Check it Fits’ service aims to save lives by ensuring that child seats are properly fitted in cars.

Chambers hits out at childcare costs

Castlebar Electoral Area candidate, Lisa Chambers, has demanded increased support for working families to help them to deal with spiralling childcare costs. The 2011 General Election candidate said: “Unless the issue of childcare costs is addressed, particularly for lower income families, we will see a much greater number of children being cared for through private arrangements. But private childcare is totally unregulated, with no qualifications needed, no inspections, and no specific standards required. We need to ensure that crèches and pre-schools, which are regulated, are affordable options for more families.”

1,500 people called Knock Marriage Introductions last year

The Knock Marriage Introductions saw almost 1,500 people telephone the service in 2013 to make enquires about the service according to new figures released by this week.

Successful counselling service in Knock

Knock Counselling Centre hosted a successful seminar with broadcaster, author, and columnist and presenter, David Coleman as part of its increase in services to families and young people. The seminar entitled Effective Communication with Children and Teenagers, took place in front of a packed audience at St John’s Rest and Care Centre, Knock Shrine, and was followed by an extended question and answer session.

 

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