Birthday cakes, candles and celebrations are a frequent feature of life at Castleisland Day Care Centre. Last week it was Vincent Cronin’s turn as he celebrated his 95th birthday with his wife, Pauline and ‘The Friday Group’ at the centre.
The former Knockeen residents, now living in town, were surrounded by friends as Vincent celebrated his special milestone with a cake produced by the centre management.
Generosity of Presentation Sisters
The Presentation Convent Sisters donated the site, on which the Day Care Centre stands, free of charge to the committee.
It is generally acknowledged that without their generosity it is unlikely that the centre would be there today.
Castleisland Day Care and Shanowen Place were officially opened in March 2002 by the then Minister for Health and Children Micheál Martin,TD.
Since its opening in 2002 the success of the centre has been well and deservedly acknowledged.
Part of its Mission
As part of its mission, the centre sets out to present a positive image of ageing by supporting the independence and dignity of the older people of the area.
A number of aims and objectives are centred around the older person attending the facility and these include: To present a respectful approach to the older people; To support the older person in the community in partnership with carers, families and the H.S.E.; To provide a social outlet for older people in the community thus preventing loneliness; To develop a forum to provide information for older people so that older people can make informed decisions in respect of their lifestyles and entitlements; To promote the health and social gain of older people; To promote, provide and encourage activities which improves the lives of older people; To provide services such as mid-day meal; bathing; laundry; occupational therapy; physiotherapy nursing; and hairdressing.
Monday to Friday
Castleisland Day Care Centre provides elderly day care services from Monday to Friday.
Currow Cycling Club runs an annual fundraising event for the centre on the first Sunday in September since 2007 and just a couple of weeks ago, Jim Griffin and his friends also held their event, the eighth annual Honda Run for the benefit of the centre.
For all the information you need on Castleisland Day Care Centre just click on the link here: http://www.castleislanddaycare.com
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