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Westmeath Topic - 12 April 2018

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32 FEATURE TOPIC • 12 April, 2018 LOOK AFTER YOUR GOLD Mullingar & Enfield T: 04493 45235 T: 04695 42554 Now available in the Mullingar practice OCT scan often allows early detection of potentially serious eye conditions. Call now for an appointment YOUR retirement may be years away or just around the corner, but planning for it is something that you are never too old or too young to do. Why not start planning for that time in your life now to help make the most of your retirement? After all, a little forward planning will make a huge difference in later years, be it gaining more knowledge about the various options available to you or meeting with a solicitor to discuss relevant legal matters which may arise. Your retirement begins a whole new chapter in your life, so you may as well make it an enjoyable and stress free time for you and your family. PRESTIGE AND CLARITY WITH BLACKBERRY HEARING In 2015 with long and diverse business careers behind them, John Ryan and Dave Gleeson started to research why people with hearing loss had been slow to use modern hearing aid technology. After all, anyone with an eyesight problem bought glasses or had laser surgery. Their research into this question led to them establishing Blackberry Hearing and they focussed on building the company without borrowing from existing business practices for the following reasons. Customers had found hearing aids to be expensive and thought of them as an indication of ageing. Prices were also shockingly high, and people were unaware of what they were buying and how much it might cost. There was a general lack of clarity on pricing, models and grant eligibility; and people were unaware of how discreet and effective modern hearing aids had become, as well as how life changing the impact of correcting hearing loss could be. In response Blackberry Hearing set out to provide hearing aids on the following bases: • Quality - World leading brand and models • Prices - Significantly reduced prices • Transparency – Informing prospective customers of their options beforehand • Simplicity – Making the process of testing and purchasing as simple as possible • Professionalism – Only employing the best audiologists (BSc minimum, 4 years) • Customer Care – A company ethos where no stone is left unturned to provide the best possible solution and follow up care Over three years later and now with thousands of customers, Blackberry Hearing continues to grow. The company is growing because it delivers on its promise - Life changing technology, at great prices, to assist people to hear fully, to participate in everyday life with their children, grandchildren, play music in a band, attend church or socialise in the local pub. How does Blackberry Hearing know if they have achieved their objectives? By listening to the company’s customers. Hundreds of validated customer testimonials are left on Facebook alone, most of which can be viewed on the website blackberryhearing.com/te stimonials. The company now holds nearly 70 clinics from Letterkenny to Waterford, from Galway to Dublin and everywhere in between. If you or a loved one are affected by hearing loss call us on 01 6978470 for a chat, to find out about price and the grant or to book a free consultation at a clinic near you. There is no genuine reason to be left out of life’s conversations and sounds anymore! ASSUMPTA BEGLEY TAXI SERVICE Tommy Begley’s Taxi Service / Mullingar Taxi cabs was established in 1990 by the late Tommy Begley. Following the loss of Tommy in March 2009, Assumpta Begley took the reins of Tommy Begley’s Taxi Service, along with her four daughters, Caroline, Brianan, Maria, and Naomi. Assumpta Begley Taxi Service is the largest wheelchair-accessible Taxi Service in Mullingar, operating on a 24 hours-aday, 7-days-a-week basis. Along with airport transfers, parties and social events transfers, school runs, shopping trips, and and hospital journeys, Mullingar Taxis specialises in providing a reliable and safe wheelchair-accessible service. They recommend booking this service in advance if necessary in order to cater for any individual or special requirements a customer might have, all in good time. ST CAMILLUS NURSING CENTRE There are many local services available to ensure that your future is as comfortable as possible with nursing homes offering tranquility in your later years. It is also a good idea to plan for your future financial management with our advertisers listed who can provide peace of mind in your golden years. Renovated to state-of-theart standard in recent years, St. Camillus Nursing Centre is situated on mature and beautiful grounds in Killucan, Co. Westmeath. The Order of St Camillus, alongside a dedicated staff and a team of local community support provide excellent Better hearing, much better prices www.blackberryhearing.com Call us on: 01 697 8470 Quinn’s Pharmacy Granary Court, Call JKL us now on Street, Edenderry 01 6978470 to find out if you are Ryan’s Pharmacy eligible for the grant Main Street, Daingean Lloyd’s Ennis Family Pharmacy Medical Centre 5 William St, Gort Tullamore Road Ennis 065 6840388 Dolan’s Medical Hall Main Green Street, Cross Moate Pharmacy Whelehan’s Convent Hill Shopping Pharmacy Centre, 38 Pearse Shantraud, St, Mullingar Killaloe 061 377733 McGorisk's Clonbrusk, Power’s Pharmacy, AthloneKilmihil 065 9050006 Lynch's Pharmacy Malone’s Farrell Total Street, Health Kells Pharmacy 6 Ashbourne Francis Street, Retail Kilrush Park Ashbourne, 065 Co. Meath 9052552 European Made, High Quality, Discreet & Comfortable, Prescription Hearing Aids. Our prices are an amazing 60% below most other aid retailers.

TOPIC • 12 April, 2018 FEATURE 33 EN YEARS short term and long term respite care. Established in 1976, this centre has a superb reputation for professional and friendly nursing care conducted in a homely atmosphere. The centre runs a pastoral care programme as well as offering chiropody and hairdressing services on the grounds. MULLINGAR OPTICIANS Fresh from their recent win as Ireland’s Best Optician in the Retail Excellence Awards 2018 for the second time, Mullingar Opticians are the leading local independent optical and eyewear team in the country, completely dedicated to ensuring you have the best quality regardless of budget. The team at Mullingar Opticians are friendly, highly skilled and always available to discuss your frame and lens requirements enabling you to make the right choices in fitting and suitability. For over ten years, Mullingar Opticians have provided state of the art service and eye care setting them apart from the others. Mullingar Opticians have also recently taken delivery of the amazing Topcon Eye Care OCT Scan. This high tech scanner is usually only used by ophthalmologists and hospitals but due to the expansion of the community optometrist skill set, it is now a major addition to the practice. This scan is similar to an ultrasound and captures both a photograph and a cross section of the eye at the same time. Potentially serious eye conditions, such as glaucoma, macular degeneration, and other retinal issues, can be detected at a much earlier stage. Due to the strong customer support for the award winning local independent practice, Siobhan and the team are grateful to be in a position to be able to invest in patients’ eyecare to this level. Put your eyes in the care of Ireland’s Best Opticians. Order of St. Camillus SERVANTS OF THE SICK St. Camillus Nursing Centre Killucan, Co. Westmeath Tel: 044 9374196 Established in 1975 FULLY REGISTERED HIGH QUALITY NURSING CARE IN A HOMELY ATMOSPHERE REFURBISHED AND UPGRADED SITUATED IN MATURE GROUNDS IN A RURAL SETTING PASTORAL CARE PROGRAMME DAILY MASS HERE TO HELP Whatever your plans for the future, the advertisers listed are here to help you. Be it planning activities for your free time, or ensuring that your health remains in top condition, consult with your local businesses and services today, and enjoy your golden years to the fullest. OTHER FACILITIES INCLUDE • HAIRDRESSING • CHIROPODY • FULL ACTIVITIES PROGRAMME HEN PARTY FOR ROSEMARY McANDREW There was a great hen party last week for Mullingar resident Rosemary McAndrew. It was a 80s themed night, and Rosemary was pictured with friends and family members up in Clarke’s for the festive occasion. If you have a special party night planned and would like our Out & About photographer Mick Flanagan to drop in, call 087-279-7270 and if at all possible he will make it. More photos on page 39. Jacinta Reidy, Tanya Farrell, Cathy Creighton, and Stacey McEntee pictured at Clarke’s Bar for the celebrations. Ailish Moran, Josie Moran, Lisa Moran, Rosemary McAndrew, Shannon McAndrew, and Pamela Morgan pictured at the 80s themed hen night recently. Anne Heraty, Rosemary McAndrew, and Sharon Scally at Clarke’s for the hen party. Catherine McEntee and Rosemary pictured at her hen party. Assumpta Begley T/A Tommy Begley Taxi Service & Mullingar Taxi Cabs Tel: 087 909 4494 Freephone: 1800 520222 • Fast Efficient Safe Taxi Service • 1-8 passengers www.mullingartaxis.com ALL MAJOR DEBIT/CREDIT CARDS ACCEPTED Catering for Elderly & Infirmed / Wheelchair accessible Shannon, Rosemary, Megan, Lauren, and Kayleigh McAndrew pictured in Clarke’s.

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