The St Louis Daycare Centre in Ramsgrange, which has a reputation for the quality of its care and the warmth of its welcome, is inviting elderly people living in the South West Wexford area to an open day on Friday, September 30, when the full range of services it provides will be outlined to potential clients.
The open day begins at 10 a.m. and continues until 1 p.m. offering would be daycare residents an opportunity to meet the centre’s friendly staff while learning about the many services provided at a daycare centre which offers a home away from home for clients. Elderly residents of the parishes of Duncannon, Templetown, Ramsgrange, Horeswood and Tintern who will need assistance in the future are invited to come along on September 30 to see for themselves what the dedicated staff at St Louis Daycare Centre and the wider healthcare team that links in with the centre provide for day residents. Professionals from various health specialities will in attendance, along with the centre’s staff to outline all of the services.
St Louis Daycare Centre Manager Laura Rowe said: ‘We are hoping that new potential clients will come in to meet us so that we can answer any questions they may have about the services we provide here.’
The bright, modern, state-of-the-art centre makes for a welcoming space for the numerous people from the district that attend the day care centre from Monday to Friday. Here they enjoy meeting new people, numerous activities, refreshments and scones, along with a three course meal. Home baking is also available.
Over the years the St Louis Daycare Centre has become the home of numerous local groups and it is a relaxing, fun place to be at any time of the year. The local active retirement group avails of the centre, where the focus is always on providing excellent care and a friendly, stimulating environment for everyone.
Its bus service, which picks people up in the morning and drops them home in the afternoon, has proven very popular.
The fabulous food, cooked fresh every day, is also hugely popular and a Meals on Wheels service costing €8 for a three course meal, is available to people living within the locality.
A physiotherapy service on referral from a GP and counselling services are also available at the centre by arrangement. Meanwhile fully qualified and dedicated carers and an in-house nurse provide a reassuring level of care for clients.
The St Louis Daycare Centre was one of the most significant projects opened by the Senior Citizens Concern Ltd. (SCCL), who are a non-profit making company that were established in 1973 to initially help people with laundry, fuel and house repairs. Just a few years later in 1985, in response to ever growing need, the company built ten houses for older people at Ban Aiteann in Ramsgrange and in 1995 urged on by the success of the project and with the aid of grants, donations and fundraising SSCL established the St. Louis Day Care Centre in what was formally the St. Louis Girls’ National School, which was kindly donated by the St. Louis Sisters. The establishment of this centre was due to dedicated endeavours by the Board of Directors and the generosity of the St. Louis Sisters.
Later, a transport system evolved along with other essential services and as requirements grew new facilities were added until the centre became the high quality, state-of-the-art community centre that it is today providing a social, recreational and educational outlet to older people in the area.
Keeping step with modern need, the St Louis Daycare Centre will have a website up and running to coincide with the open day and its website address will be www.stlouisdaycarecentre.ie.The centre is supported by the Department of Social Protection and Pobal through the Community Services Programme.
Senior Citizens Concern Limited comply with the Governance Code for the Community, Voluntary and Charity Sector in Ireland. Its directors are: Dr. Kevin Byrne, Dr. John Cox, Ann O’Hanlon, Breda Jordan, Sarah McDonald, Monsignor Don Kenny and Andrew Doyle.
The St Louis Daycare Centre can be contacted at 051 389509 or Stlouisdaycare@eircom.net