In view of the current COVID-19 situation, we have deferred our March to May training events. We are currently developing online training and increasing our library of free activities resources.

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To support you to engage in meaningful activities with a person with dementia, whether you work in a nursing home or are a family carer, we have some free resources. 


Engaging Dementia
is the new name
for Sonas apc

Our new name reflects the energy and dynamism we have shown in recent years as we have expanded our dementia services, co-designed award winning dementia gardens and created community engagement initiatives

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The Sonas Programme

Ireland’s leading therapeutic activity for people with dementia.

Now in more than 280 nursing homes nationwide.

Upcoming Events & Courses

Sonas Three Day Training – Galway (S450)
Day 1 - Fri 3 Apr, Day 2 - Fri 15 May, Day 3 - Fri 26 June
Clayton Hotel
Cognitive Stimulation Therapy Workshop
Monday, 6 April 2020
Avila Carmelite Centre, Bloomfield Avenue, Off Morehampton Road, Dublin 4
3-step Activities Plan Workshop, Dublin
Tuesday, 14 April 2020
Avila Carmelite Centre, Donnybrook
3-step Activities Plan Workshop Limerick
Friday 24th April 2020
Clayton Hotel
SLRD20 Galway
Tuesday 28 April 2020
Clayton Hotel
Sonas Three Day Training – Dublin (S451)
Day 1 - Fri 8 May, Day 2 - Fri 12 Jun, Day 3 - Fri 3 Jul
Avila Carmelite Centre
All Training

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