Day care ser­vice

Wicklow People (West Edition) - - COMMUNITY NEWS -

Bless­ing­ton and District Day Care was es­tab­lished in the com­mu­nity in the early 2000s. Its first lo­ca­tion was in St Joseph’s Hall and it then moved to the mod­ern premises in the Coimín Cen­tre.

The lo­ca­tion of this fa­cil­ity in our com­mu­nity is rented from the lo­cal parish and pay­ment was made by the Day Care Com­mit­tee for the fit-out of the Day Care Area in the Coimín Cen­tre.

The HSE sup­port this ac­tiv­ity by the sup­ply of Nurses and car­ers and also make a gen­er­ous con­tri­bu­tion to the over­all run­ning costs. They are also as­sisted by County Wick­low Part­ner­ship, who fa­cil­i­tate by sup­ply­ing staff.

The Day Care takes place each week on a Wed­nes­day and Thurs­day and ap­prox­i­mately 20 peo­ple at­tend on each day.

Dur­ing the day at­ten­dees can avail of nurs­ing ser­vices, de­li­cious lunch, tea or cof­fee, laun­dry ser­vices, if nec­es­sary, show­er­ing fa­cil­ity, en­ter­tain­ment, physio, foot care and hair­dress­ing.

Out­ings take place on oc­ca­sions and vis­i­tors at­tend the cen­tre to do such things as arts and crafts, flower ar­rang­ing, mu­si­cal en­ter­tain­ment etc.

The Day Care Vol­un­tary Com­mit­tee work to fa­cil­i­tate all of this ser­vice and hope in the fu­ture with the as­sis­tance of the HSE to pro­vide ad­di­tional days.

They wish to sin­cerely thank all who have made fi­nan­cial con­tri­bu­tions to the Day Care Com­mit­tee and sup­ported the fundrais­ing events over the years and ask for your con­tin­ued sup­port in pro­vid­ing this ser­vice in the com­mu­nity.

Con­tri­bu­tions can be made through the col­lec­tion boxes which are lo­cated in sev­eral shops in the town, by di­rect do­na­tion or by as­sign­ing a con­tri­bu­tion in your will.

If you know of any­body within the lo­cal­ity who would like to at­tend the Day Care in the Coimín Cen­tre please con­tact one of the district nurses or drop in on a Wed­nes­day or Thurs­day and meet Bernie and the staff.

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