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Baile Mhuire Day Care Centre

Age Friendly Ireland

Age Friendly Kerry

Programme: Kerry

WHO Theme: Social Participation

Health & Wellbeing Theme: Physical Activity, Staying Connected, Your Body Your Health

Funding Stream: Healthy Ireland Fund

Resources Required: Paid Staff

Cost: 5000-10000


The ACORN device is being used to facilitate day care users to access the Community Care Services. Participants include people with cognitive impairment issues and stroke victims. As well as virtual Zoom sessions for people with cognitive impairment issues, the Day Care Centre runs a Better Bones fitness program for older people, using the device.

Aim of Initiative

Who is it aimed at

Older people in surrounding areas of Tralee

Steps critical to success

  1. Zoom
  2. Access to the web
  3. Communication

Challenges in Planning / Delivery

  1. Transfer to learning Zoom
  2. N/A
  3. N/A

Outcomes / Benefits

  1. Day care users have been able to continue their classes/programs
  2. n/a
  3. n/a

Evaluation / Report:
Continuation of services, as the Acorn allowed the day care users access to still attend and stay connected

Catherine Murphy //