Back in the early 1990’s there was a need identified to cater for the rising population of elderly people living on their own in the Dromcollogher and surrounding area. This lead to the setting up of Dromcollogher and District Day Care Ltd. spearheaded by Seamus Stack a local voluntary community activist and farmer.
By 1994 the community through local fund raising and some grants had purchased a site and started building the Day Care Centre.
The Centre open on the 6th February 1996 and was one of the first of its kind in the country and this was visited by a number of community groups throughout Ireland and by President Mary Robinson on the 17th October 1996.
Today it is still thriving with between 30 to 35 visitors a day for three days a week. We provide services which included provision of showers, exercises for the elderly, dancing, informative talks, bingo & cards, chiropody, hairdressing, massage and, of course, we provide teas, coffees and a three course lunch. We collect people from a 15 mile radius and would assist visitors who want to visit the bank, post office and get their weekly groceries.
Lastly, our goal was originally to provide services for people living out in isolated rural areas and we to a degree have achieved this. We believe that this has encouraged others to do likewise and it is most heartening to see that there are now a range of Day Care Centres in the region for example Freemount, Liscarroll, Broadford, Co. Limerick, and Charleville.
If you require more information please feel free to contact – 063 83415