Some information on activities, get togethers, transport options, support and health services for older people can be found in the following document.
Hospital Family Resource Centre has been working to support recreational activities for Older People and increasing access to services since its inception in 2003. There are many challenges facing older people from poverty, isolation and access to quality services. Hospital Family Resource Centre in partnership with volunteers is funded by HSE West to support social activities for older people in the Communities of Galbally, Hospital, and Kilteely. The activities include the following:
Twenty volunteers currently support the Older People’s Project in partnership with Hospital Family Resource Centre & HSE West. They help to ensure that social supports are in place in communities in East Limerick. The volunteers do so by organising the following activities each year:
- 27 monthly get-togethers
- 2 Net-Working Events
- 2 Mini Breaks
- 2 Day Trips
- 1 Shopping trip
- 3 Christmas Parties
Rural Bus serves as transport to Hospital Family Resource Centre get-togethers. It also provides transport to different shopping locations each week, departing from the communities of Galbally, Knocklong & Hospital.