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CROCUS and CROCUS Mens Den:
A little over 10 years ago the organisation known as Crocus came into existence. The letters - C R O C U S stand for Cancer Resource Of Caring, Understanding & Support. Crocus is a Peer Support Group for those living with a cancer diagnosis, who are at different stages of their journey. A Cancer diagnosis is a traumatic time in a person's life. Crocus is there to offer support, no matter what stage of this very difficult journey a person may be at. It is also there to assist those most affected by their loved ones diagnosis. Crocus offers understanding, support and confidentiality in a caring and nurturing environment. Crocus has available a wide range of complimentary therapies and support programmes, which are available at various times throughout the year, such as: Tai Chi; Yoga/Pilates; Meditation; Art; Informative Talks; Counselling Services; Complimentary Therapies e.g. Reflexology, Reiki, Aromatherphy Massage, Indian Head Massage, Acupuncture. These services are available free of charge and can be availed of by family members. Regular clinics are held throughout the year, which include Wig Fitting, Bra and Breast Prosthethic Fitting. Due to Covid restriction during the past 20 months or so some of these services were curtailed especially the group therapies. Calling in to the Centre for a chat and a cuppa is always welcome and talking to someone who has gone through, or is going through, a similar programme of treatment can be soothing and relaxing for mind and body. Originally Crocus was set up by a number of ladies but gradually and more recently men have begun using the services available. For some the group meetings were uncomfortable as men did not like to talk about their problems to a group of ladies and vice versa, so some men got together and decided to set up a group for men, which has become Crocus Mens Den. Some activity can be shared while other group activity will be for the ladies or the men. The Mens Den was growing in numbers prior to Covid and contact has been maintained with members individually. Group meetings are again organised with more and more men becoming interested and availing of the services. Any person who wishes to chat to a member, or to arrange a Therapy, need only lift the phone and we give you the numbers on our Notice here. The Crocus Centre contacts are: Crocus Centre, 19 The Grange, Plantation Walk, Monaghan ( half way up the Hill from old Railway station to Hospital gates you turn to the right.) 087 3680965; 00353 47 62565; crocusmonaghan@gmail.com; crocusmensden@gmail.com; 0871820079. On a personal note: I attended Crocus when I got my diagnosis of Cancer and found it very helpful in dealing with the various ups and downs during treatment. As a result I have continued to attend and make myself available since then and I also encourage others to avail of the services offered by Crocus. I am also anxious to get men to take action as soon as they suspect that something in their bodies is not right as there is a greater chance of successful treatment if the problem is diagnosed early. I also advise men to have their bloods checked at least every two years, or every year if possible. That can show up a problem which you may not be aware of. So who pays or all this? Crocus depends completely on donations and fund-raising events and indeed the public have been extremely generous over the years. If you can help in any way it will be very much appreciated. Crocus, due to the generosity of the public, has purchased a Car, which is being used to transport members to appointments and treatment centres, when they require assistance, as trying to organise transport can be very difficult for some. An Open Day was held on Tuesday June 14th and big crowds attended and were given a walk around and they were informed as to the services available. Many expressed surprise as they were unaware of the work being done at Crocus and the benefits and support it brings to cancer sufferers. If you or a member of your family were to get a cancer diagnosis do not hesitate to get in touch with Crocus and use the services.
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CROCUS and CROCUS Mens Den:
A little over 10 years ago the organisation known as Crocus came into existence. The letters - C R O C U S stand for Cancer Resource Of Caring, Understanding & Support. Crocus is a Peer Support Group for those living with a cancer diagnosis, who are at different stages of their journey. A Cancer diagnosis is a traumatic time in a person's life. Crocus is there to offer support, no matter what stage of this very difficult journey a person may be at. It is also there to assist those most affected by their loved ones diagnosis. Crocus offers understanding, support and confidentiality in a caring and nurturing environment. Crocus has available a wide range of complimentary therapies and support programmes, which are available at various times throughout the year, such as: Tai Chi; Yoga/Pilates; Meditation; Art; Informative Talks; Counselling Services; Complimentary Therapies e.g. Reflexology, Reiki, Aromatherphy Massage, Indian Head Massage, Acupuncture. These services are available free of charge and can be availed of by family members. Regular clinics are held throughout the year, which include Wig Fitting, Bra and Breast Prosthethic Fitting. Due to Covid restriction during the past 20 months or so some of these services were curtailed especially the group therapies. Calling in to the Centre for a chat and a cuppa is always welcome and talking to someone who has gone through, or is going through, a similar programme of treatment can be soothing and relaxing for mind and body. Originally Crocus was set up by a number of ladies but gradually and more recently men have begun using the services available. For some the group meetings were uncomfortable as men did not like to talk about their problems to a group of ladies and vice versa, so some men got together and decided to set up a group for men, which has become Crocus Mens Den. Some activity can be shared while other group activity will be for the ladies or the men. The Mens Den was growing in numbers prior to Covid and contact has been maintained with members individually. Group meetings are again organised with more and more men becoming interested and availing of the services. Any person who wishes to chat to a member, or to arrange a Therapy, need only lift the phone and we give you the numbers on our Notice here. The Crocus Centre contacts are: Crocus Centre, 19 The Grange, Plantation Walk, Monaghan ( half way up the Hill from old Railway station to Hospital gates you turn to the right.) 087 3680965; 00353 47 62565; crocusmonaghan@gmail.com; crocusmensden@gmail.com; 0871820079. On a personal note: I attended Crocus when I got my diagnosis of Cancer and found it very helpful in dealing with the various ups and downs during treatment. As a result I have continued to attend and make myself available since then and I also encourage others to avail of the services offered by Crocus. I am also anxious to get men to take action as soon as they suspect that something in their bodies is not right as there is a greater chance of successful treatment if the problem is diagnosed early. I also advise men to have their bloods checked at least every two years, or every year if possible. That can show up a problem which you may not be aware of. So who pays or all this? Crocus depends completely on donations and fund-raising events and indeed the public have been extremely generous over the years. If you can help in any way it will be very much appreciated. Crocus, due to the generosity of the public, has purchased a Car, which is being used to transport members to appointments and treatment centres, when they require assistance, as trying to organise transport can be very difficult for some. An Open Day was held on Tuesday June 14th and big crowds attended and were given a walk around and they were informed as to the services available. Many expressed surprise as they were unaware of the work being done at Crocus and the benefits and support it brings to cancer sufferers. If you or a member of your family were to get a cancer diagnosis do not hesitate to get in touch with Crocus and use the services.