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April sees return of Live Well Expo to Portlaoise
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April sees return of Live Well Expo to Portlaoise

Huge range of exhibitors and speakers lined up for Laois event

All roads lead to Portlaoise College on Thursday the 4th of April for the return of the Live Well Expo. The first running of this event in April last year saw crowds of almost 1000 attend the health and well-being event. The event is a joint initiative by Age Friendly & Healthy Laois, in response to what they heard during consultations – the need to be aware of supports and services are available. This event brings supports and services in person to Portlaoise college, so that you can have a chat, receive advice and be directed to supports required. The event is to be opened once more by Laois’ age friendly ambassador, the ever energetic and positive Anna May McHugh. 

SVT Activity & Wellness Hub at last year’s Living Well Expo


Already we have more than exhibitors confirmed to attend. Among the new stands ths year are national groups such as the Road Safety Authoriy, who will also be speaking, and the Decision Support Service. The Healthy Age Friendly Homes team will be there again so come along to meet them, and your Laois co ordinator, who is now in place. The Health Service Executive will have a number of their services and supports represented on the day as will local community groups, such as pride of place winners Vicarstown, Stradbally and Timahoe activity
and wellness hub.

File Photo: Big Crowds attended the inaugural Living Well Expo evening in 2023


Overall, the exhibitors all have a common theme – supporting you to live well in Laois. The stands on the day will give attendees the opportunity to meet social, health, community and technoloy supports in person and have those interactions that just dont happen online. for a full listing of stands, see www.laois.ie online. We are asking individuals, as well as groups to register their attendance this year in order that we can plan for catering and parking.


Register by phone: Call or text Emma on 086 0665215 or email eoconnor@laoiscoco.ie – Call, Text or WhatsApp Tom on 086 0363426 or email tcurran@laoiscoco.ie for further information.