Care for the Aged

Celbridge Community Council has a long tradition of providing Care for the Aged in our community.  If you would like to be involved in this very valuable work, please get in touch.

Current Activities

Celbridge Community Council's current activities for older people in our community are listed below.

Personal Alarms

Seniors Alert Scheme LogoCelbridge Community Council has administered the Pobal Seniors Alert Scheme (and its predecessors) for many years. This scheme supports vulnerable older people in our community through the provision of personal monitored alarms to enable older persons, of limited means, to continue to live securely in their homes with confidence, independence and peace of mind.

Christmas Gifts

Celbridge Community Council has gifted older members of our community with Christmas parcels or vouchers for many years.

Meals on Wheels

Celbridge Meals on Wheels delivers meals in the locality on a twice weekly basis. Recipients benefit through the improvement of their nutritional status, health and quality of life but also through the provision of a source of social contact and connectivity. Celbridge Community Council supports this valuable work and tries to minimise the cost of these meals to recipients by obtaining funding from the HSE and by contributing to the shortfall in funding.

Day Care Club

Celbridge Community Council has assisted our partners at The Mill, Celbridge Community Centre with the costs of running the the Day Care Club. This club runs every Tuesday from 2pm-5pm and Thursday from 10am-1pm in Kate Walsh House at The Mill with members engaging in a variety of organised activities such as a light exercise programme, bingo, indoor bowls, singalong, dancing and availing of services such chiropody, shopping and taxi service where required. New members are always welcome.

Coming Soon...

Additionally, our volunteers are working to get the following national schemes up and running for older people living in the community in 2018.

The Age Action Ireland Care and Repair programme carries out minor household repairs and gardening for older and vulnerable people free of charge at locations all over Ireland and provides contact details of local tradesmen for larger jobs. Recipients of the service just need to cover the cost of materials.
ALONE’s Befriending provides companionship through a weekly one hour visit to anyone who is over 60 and has limited social contact or feels particularly isolated and lonely.