Neuro Hebrides is inviting all islanders living with a neurological condition and their carers to come along to their upcoming Neuro Day.
The group now has more than 100 members and was set up to support the health and well-being of neurological patients living in the islands.
A large turnout is expected at Grianan Day Centre on Westview Terrace, which will play host to the full programme of events running from 10am until 4pm on Saturday 7th September.
Those attending can try a range of activities including mindfulness with Dr Gail Cunningham, Indian head massage with Jane Eastwood as well as attend a talk from Hereward Proop on managing anxiety.
Neuro Hebrides is encouraging those who have yet to come to one of their regular weekly get-togethers, to visit the Neuro Day and discover more about the support that is available locally. "People are welcome to drop in, try a complimentary therapy or relax in the cafe and enjoy some live music and a blether. Above all, people benefit from meeting others living with a neurological condition."
The members are keen to make the day a celebration of all that's been accomplished to date. Alasdair Allan MSP will also be in attendance to give a speech recognising the achievements of the support group and its recently awarded charitable status.
Living with a neurological condition has many challenges and the day is an opportunity for islanders to try another approach to managing their condition amongst a friendly bunch who are also facing the same difficulties. Trying different activities means individuals may be able to experience something that meets their needs. Information on various neurological conditions will be on hand as well as Western Isles Community Care Forum, Citizens Advice and local health services.
So with a mix of activities, talks, live music and advice from local services, the charity hopes the day will prove engaging for everyone. As part of the afternoon programme, Maybury Gardens will also be brightening up the day with a gardening demonstration.The cafe at Grianan will be open all day for refreshments.
A light lunch of summer soup, beautiful home baking and locally grown strawberries will keep visitors fully fuelled. And if all that is not enough to entice you, the Hebridean Brownie company will be visiting with a cooking masterclass. Sounds like a good one!