Today, the first brick was laid on the new enhancement works taking place at the Western Alzheimers Respite Centre in Ballindine.

A 2.5 million euro donation from the Joe and Helen O'Toole Charitable Trust played a key role in ensuring the development of Marian House could progress.

The almost 4.7 million euro purpose built complex will increase the number of available beds in the facility from 12 to 20, as well as providing improved communal resident and visitor areas.

In addition to the residential care facilities, the association also provide long-stay care, support services, in home support and day services across Mayo, Roscommon and Galway.

Speaking at the launch, CEO of Western Alzheimers Pat Holmes and Chairman of the Board of Directors, Pat McHugh told Midwest News Editor Teresa O'Malley about the importance of such a facility in the area...

CEO of O'Toole's Supervalu in Tuam and Trustee at the Joe and Helen O'Toole Charitable Trust says they were both big supporters of the association and has made donations to the cause previous to this...


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