Older Persons Support
Kilkenny Carlow Contact
Kilkenny & Carlow Contact has been working in the community since 2003 offering friendship, companionship and one – to – one support to older people living in their own homes.
We find suitable volunteers to befriend & visit all older persons living alone who wish to participate.
We are committed to building community links and establish service partnerships in order to meet the changing needs and aspirations of the people we serve.
Contact: Eleanor Doyle, Coordinator
Tel: 056 7772151 or 059 9136340
Men’s Action Network (M.A.N.)
MAN was set up in 2009, as a joint initiative of the group of local men from St. Canice’s parish, Fr. McGrath Family Resource Centre and Social Services Kilkenny.
The activities of M.A.N are aimed to eradicate isolation, loneliness and social exclusion amongst men and to provide long term benefit for the community.
Men’s Action Network provides an opportunity to ALL men over 50 years of age living in Kilkenny city and beyond for:
- Social Contact
- Games (skittles, bowls, boccia, curling and more)
- Men’s Health Awareness Talks
- Day Trips and Holidays
- Educational Activities
- Integration & Participation in Activities in the Wider Community of Kilkenny
M.A.N meet on
Wednesdays from 2.30pm – 4.30pm
Fridays 10.30am – 12.30pm
Location: St. Canice’s Neighbourhood Centre, Butts Green, Kilkenny.
For more info please call Eamonn 056 7789749 or Larry 086 1290284.
You can download the M.A.N. leaflet here (PDF)
Senior Citizens Helpline
Operates on Saturdays from 4pm to 7pm at Fr. McGrath Centre. National Helpline number 1850 440 444.
Seniorline is a confidential listening service for older people provided by trained older volunteers. Lines are open every day from 10am to 10pm, 365 days a year, including Christmas Day, St Stephen’s Day and New Year’s Day. Seniorline remains open when many statutory services are closed, and is recognised as a primary health care service helping to support older people in their community.
Contact: Freephone 1800 80 45 91
Lines are open every day 10am to 10pm
Or visit: www.thirdageireland.ie/seniorline