Older people: Many older people are living alone and many others are caring for frail older people or others needing care in the home. Our services for older people can largely be divided into support and information and activities.
Support & Information: We offer the following services, Meals on Wheels, the good morning call friendly phone call service, care & repair and information /referral to other services.
Tuesday Night Seniors Club: The club meet weekly for Bingo, Activities and most important part of the club is the Cuppa and the chat with their friends. The club is run by a team of volunteers We support a range of activities and opportunities for older people in our area to meet up and socialise, these include afternoon tea dances, social outings, themed celebrations like Easter bonnet and Christmas party night .We also have a community bus to collect members from their homes to bring them to the club and home again.
Sisters of Mercy
Our lady of Lourdes parish
Catherine McAuley, the foundress of the Sisters of Mercy set up a foundation in Limerick in 1838 at the invitation of the Bishop of Limerick, Dr. John Ryan.The Sisters involvement in Our Lady of Lourdes parish dates to the opening of Holy Child school in 1963. Groups of Sisters moved to live in the parish in 1989 and again in 1998.
The sisters live in community within the wider community, sharing life with those around them as neighbour and friend, participating in parish activities.
They aspire to witness to Christian values holding the intentions and needs of the local people in their hearts and prayers.