Our Day Care Service provides an invaluable service for enabling older people to stay in their own homes, which is their stated preference. We are committed to promoting the independence of our clients, personally, medically, psychologically, socially and spiritually and we advocate continuous quality improvements of their lives to the fullest extent possible. This service aims to improve the mental health, general well-being and quality of life of those who avail of it. It alleviates social isolation and maintains the intergenerational balance in local communities.
It operates Monday to Thursday, 9.00 a.m. to 4.30 p.m.
We have our own minibus that transports people from the town each day and services the following rural areas:
- Monday: Kiltormer, Laurencetown, Clontuskert
- Tuesday: Taughmaconnell, Moore, Clonfad
- Wednesday: Kiltormer, Laurencetown, Clontuskert
- Thursday: Kilconnell, Aughrim, Cappatagle
Any older person who has their own transport can avail of the day service also.
Referrals are accepted from:
- Public Health Nurses,
- Social Workers,
- The application form can be downloaded here.
There are 2 Registered Nurses on duty and a comprehensive nursing assessment of health needs and development of a plan of care is carried out.
A loyal group of volunteers give of their time on a rota basis and are involved in all aspects of the Centre's life.
Students from both second and third level instutitions carry out their placements in this facility.
A range of activities takes place in the Centre:
- Community Music every Tuesday afternoon
- Exercise programmes (with the help of Go 4 Life and Galway Sports Partnership/Sport Ireland funding)
- Card playing
- Computer classes
- Arts and crafts
A Chiropodist provides a clinic in the Day Centre on a monthly basis for over 65s in the Ballinasloe area. . Appointments are given on a three-monthly rotation. Please ring 090 96 43217 to arrange an appointment
The Day Service is supported by Galway Rural Development in the supply of workers from the RSS and Tus schemes. We recently opened a new Dining Area for the Centre and gratitude is extended to Galway County Council for its grant and to Ballinasloe Cycling Club, Ballinasloe Folk Choir and Creagh National School for fundraising for this project.