From the Heart

Home from Home at Christmas - Croí Apartments

Christmas is a time when most of us want to be at home with our family and friends. But when the one you love is critically ill, the only place you want be is by their side.

    Join Croí Active Hour

    Croí ‘Active Hour’ is a specialised programme that is designed for individuals with a range of physical limitations. It is particularly suitable for  those seeking to optimise their recovery post stroke. 

      The Croí CLANN Programme - the journey is not yet over

      The Croí CLANN (Changing Lifestyle through Activity and Nutrition) Programme is a dynamic 10-week intensive lifestyle intervention targeting individuals referred from the hospital bariatric services at Galway University Hospital. The programme is the first and only one of its kind in Ireland based on the principles of Croí MyAction where the Croí Health Team work with participants who, with their physician, are seeking lifesaving changes in their weight and lifestyle.

        Stroke & Recovery: Immeasurable Support from Croí

        In 2016, over 400 people attended monthly Stroke Support Groups in the Croí Heart & Stroke Centre Galway and at various locations in Co Mayo. Additionally, 116 Stroke survivors completed the Croi MyStroke programme - a new educational programme developed by the Croí Health Team in collaboration with stroke survivors and carers.

          Do you have heart disease? Can a structured lifestyle change programme help you?

          Do you have heart disease? Can a structured lifestyle change programme help you? Croí is delighted to announce a new rehabilitation programme for those with heart disease, vascular disease and/or stroke. . Cardiac rehab is a hands-on, medically supervised therapy that is primarily aimed at people recently discharged from hospital after a cardiac event or surgery. It helps patients to resume their normal activities and prevent future heart problems.

            Putting the "fun" back into Fundraising!

            We are delighted when members of our community take the initiative to organise their own fundraisers. You don’t have to make a huge effort or spend a lot of money on venues or prizes; there are many ways you can assemble friends and family, have fun and raise money for a good cause. The crazier the idea, the better! Contact the fundraising office on 091-544310 or email to let us know about your fundraiser, and we’ll do all we can to help.

              How blue light is wreaking havoc on your health

              The problem is that we are being exposed to more blue light than nature intended through LED light bulbs, mobile phones, tablets, laptops, portable game consoles and flat-screen televisions. All light is made of electromagnetic particles that move in waves, and blue light has a very short and high-energy wavelength. The filters in our eyes aren’t strong enough to provide enough protection from even natural blue light, so our prolonged exposure to digital devices –especially at night, when our brains expect little to no blue light– is throwing our bodies into turmoil.

                Cardiac rehab can help your heart's future

                Cardiac rehab doesn’t change your past, but it can help you improve your heart’s future. It’s a medically supervised program designed to help improve your cardiovascular health if you have experienced heart attack, heart failure, stenting, valve surgery or heart surgery including a bypass. 

                  How women can find time to care for their hearts

                  Many women spend so much of their time chasing after others that their own health gets neglected. Did you know 1 in 2 women will die of cardiovascular disease? That’s about 5,000 Irish women every year – making it the number-one killer of women in Ireland and the world.

                    Stress and the impact of your health.

                    High levels of stress will have an impact on your health, so learning how to manage stress is important for a healthy body and mind. Depending on the cause of your stress, this risk factor may be one you have little control over! However, you can develop ways to cope with stress and therefore reduce its effect on your health.


                      Croí is a registered Irish heart & stroke charity dedicated to the fight against heart disease and stroke, with a special focus on the West of Ireland. 

                      Our Mission is to 'Prevent Disease, Save Lives, Promote Recovery and Wellbeing'

                      The charity is totally funded through the proceeds of fundraising events, voluntary contributions and philanthropy.
                      Charity Number: CHY7500

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