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  The latest from Croí Heart and Stroke Charity, Spring 2020
A message from Neil Johnson, Croí Chief ExecutiveTo all our Croí community,I hope you and your family are keeping safe and well in these very challenging times. The Croí Health Team is here as always if you need support. Contact us by email at [email protected] or call 091-544310. Read more.COVID-19 advice from the Croí Health TeamFor heart and stroke patients, prevention is key. While it is normal to feel anxious about how COVID-19 might affect you, you are at no greater risk of developing COVID-19 than anyone else. You need to be extra vigilant by following the advice of the HSE. Read more. Croí Supports Local Effort To Combat COVID-19Croí is proud to support the HSE and Galway University Hospitals in the fight against COVID-19. With our programmes on hold, we had an empty building (adjacent to GUH), and we felt that it could be put to good use in the battle against COVID-19. Croí Centre is now a Contact Tracing Centre. Read more.Looking After Your Emotional Health & Well-BeingIt is normal to feel concerned about COVID-19. Being asked to reduce human contact and to self-isolate goes against human nature. It can affect your mental and physical health. However, there are many things you can do to mind your mental health throughout this time. Read more.Home-Based WorkoutsJoin Denise and Maria, our Croí Physiotherapy and Physical Activity Team, as they take you through some great exercise videos to help you keep fit at home! Our new videos cover the three main types of exercise; aerobic, muscle strengthening and stretching exercise. See the videos.Croí Connects Get your questions answered with Croí Connects! Through this new series, Croí will connect with medical experts each week for a questions and answers session to help answer your questions on heart disease, stroke, COVID-19 and lots more. Send us your questions now for the experts! Read more.A Healthy Immune SystemThere are no supplements or natural health products approved to treat or protect against the coronavirus, but it’s still so important to look after our immune system. Alongside a healthy sleep pattern, regular physical activity and stress management strategies, now more than ever is a good time to develop a healthy eating routine. Read more.Freezer Friendly FoodsDid you know that you can freeze peppers, onions and even potatoes! Making the most out of your freezer is a great way to keep a well-stocked kitchen while minimizing food waste and reducing visits to the supermarket. Check out our Croí dietitian’s advice on healthy freezer foods, along with some tips on freezing at home. Read more.Upcoming Fundraising EventsDue to COVID-19, our fundraising events have come to a halt, with many of our events rescheduled or cancelled. We look forward to getting back up and running in the Autumn and we hope you will join us at our upcoming events as we need your support now more than ever!

Save the date: September 13th: 2020 Croí Polka Heart Cycle ChallengeSeptember 18th: Galway 2020 Go Red Ball, Supporting CroíOctober 9th: 6th Annual Croí Night RunSee more.Hi from Stephen Hosty, Croí VolunteerWe miss seeing our Croí Volunteers, and hope you are all doing well and keeping safe. We checked in with Croí Volunteer Stephen Hosty this week as he keeps busy in the garden. Give us a call and let us know how you are keeping busy! See the video from Stephen.We are heartened to still be receiving donations from some individuals and organisations who are in a position to do so. If your circumstances allow and you are in a position to make a donation, please click to button below to donate with the assurance that your contribution will immediately help those who are most vulnerable to the coronavirus. Thank you for your support.