Older Persons Services

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Older Persons Unit

For information on our Older Persons Services, please click here

Daycare centres


In March 2009, Dublin City Council together with FOLD Housing and the HSE opened “Anam Cara”
a new Housing-with-Care facility in Glasnevin. It caters for fifty six older people and provides them with the accommodation, health care and support services that they need to let them live independently within the centre. Anam Cara is owned and managed by FOLD Ireland.

To contact them, please call (01) 809 7134 or visit their website www.foldireland.ie

 Photo of biodiversity at Brookville


Buyback schemes

In respect of the 2010 House Purchase Programme, Dublin City Council will not be purchasing houses for the foreseeable future.


Assisted Living - Sheltered Housing

here are over 300 Senior Citizens apartments located in the Finglas Area.

Over half of these apartments have been constructed within the last five years. The new schemes are located at Griffith Crescent, Glasaree Court, Kildonan Court, Merville Court, Kilshane Court and Deanstown Court.

 Photo of Merville Court apartments

All of these new apartments are either one or two bedroomed. Plans are also well advanced to replace 76 bedsit type apartments located at Ballygall Road East with 81 larger one bedroom apartments for the elderly. For more information on Senior Citizens accommodation, please contact Mary at (01) 222 5416 or Karen at (01) 222 5422.

Photo of garden at Merville Court apartments


Physical Activity Leaders (PAL)

Older people in Ballymun, Santry and Finglas are getting more physically active due to the work of twenty new Physical Activity Leaders (PAL’s). The PAL’s course trains participants to lead their peers in short exercise routines, simple dance, fun games and recreational sports and is specifically designed to meet the needs of older people.

Dublin City Council and Go for Life (Age & Opportunity) organised the training and invited members of local active retirement groups in the North West Area to attend PAL training on a voluntary basis.

For more information on PAL, please contact Antonia at (01) 222 5407 or visit Go for Life (Age & Opportunity) on their website at http://ageandopportunity.ie

Let’s Walk & Talk

The Let’s Walk & Talk initiative is a great way for people to stay healthy, meet people and learn more about the history of Dublin City. The initiative comprises weekly walks in various parts of the city, themes historical walking tours and other special events.

For more information on upcoming “Let’s Walk & Talk” events, please click here