24th February 2017

"A Cabinet of Cures"

Burning Bright

Sonas Day Centre is teaming up with Louise Manifold from the Galway Arts Centre for their ‘Burning Bright’ project.  This year the project centres around collecting natural cures and remedies for ailments that were handed down through generations by parents or other family members.  Every Monday all are welcome to drop in to Sonas from 10.30am where they will be drawing, writing and telling stories about the best natural cures in Galway. At the end of the project a “cabinet of cures” will be exhibited at the Bealtaine Festival, May 2017.

Sonas drop in Day Centre (1- 3 Walter Macken Flats, Mervue) is open for older people to drop in six days a week and avail of art classes, relaxation sessions, film nights (Wednesdays until 8pm) and a weekly lunch club (Thursdays), often with interesting speakers attending. There is also a laundry service available on site and help is offered with form filling or access to information if needed. 

Why not call in for a chat or join in & contribute to the Burning bright project?  Sonas looks forward to meeting you. Telephone Martina on 091 753402 for more info. 


Contact:       Martina Cunningham, Lead Community Worker, Sonas Day Centre, 1/3 Walter Macken Flats, Mervue.

Tel 091  753402. Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Background Information

Sonas Day Centreprovides a welcoming environment where older people can drop in for a chat or get assistance with filling in forms or having shopping done. The service contributes to Older People being able to continue living independently at home and reduces the risk of isolation. Located at 1-3 Walter Macken Flats, Mervue. Tel 091 753402

Mervue Lunch Club for older people meets every Thursday at St. James’ GAA Hall, Mervue at 1pm. It provides a relaxed community space where older people can meet, socialise and come together for good food, chat and a music session. Phone 091 753402 for bookings.

COPE Galway is a local organisation providing supports & services for people affected by Homelessness, women and children experiencing Domestic Violence, and for Older People.  COPE Galway helps to Improve Quality of Life in a Home Of Your Own by Supporting Home, Promoting Community and Reducing Isolation. 

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