There is just a week left until the first in-person Alzheimer Society of Ireland’s Tea Day since 2019 and RTÉ stars Dáithí Ó Sé and Sinead Kennedy are urging the people of Roscommon to mark the comeback year next Thursday (May 5th).
Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, Alzheimer’s Tea Day was held online in 2020 and 2021, and now the ASI are inviting the nation to get involved with Tea Day events in their local communities.
An estimated 1,108 people live with dementia in Roscommon, and each year more than 11,000 people develop the disease across the country.
You can help Tea Day make a comeback by signing up on teaday.ie where you’ll receive your organiser’s toolkit including posters, collection boxes, raffle tickets and everything else you’ll need to make you Tea Day a success.
Then, share a cuppa, a few stories and a laugh with friends and loved ones at home, in the garden, at work or in the community. All of the funds you raise will support dementia services and help those in need. You can even share your Tea Day event on social media.
Alzheimer Society of Ireland Ambassador, Dáithí Ó Sé said: “Alzheimer’s and dementia is a nationwide issue – it affects so many families right across Ireland. It reaches across generations, genders, and affects people of all kinds of backgrounds. By hosting your very own Tea Day on May 5th, you’ll be making it possible for those living with dementia and their carers to access vital supports”.
TV presenter, reporter and ASI Ambassador Sinead Kennedy added: “How and where you host Tea Day is completely up to you; you may wish to host Tea Day at home, in the garden, at work or in the community. Your Tea Day might look like a quiet cuppa with a few friends, or it might be a big party with your loved ones and neighbours! Whether it’s big or small, it doesn’t matter; it’s all about people coming together after so much time apart. Tea Day is finally back – let’s make it better than ever! For more information go to www.teaday.ie