Gather together to have fun, connect and thrive
The Anam Croí Day Centre is designed to be a welcoming space at the heart and soul of our community where seniors can gather to meet friends, share stories, and enjoy spending time together.
We understand that many seniors struggle with feelings of loneliness and isolation, and we work hard to create a caring and compassionate environment that fosters a real sense of community and belonging.
At Anam Croí we know how important social interaction is for maintaining wellbeing. We offer a range of stimulating activities that provide service users with the opportunity to socialise, learn new skills and enjoy pastimes such as:
- Daily exercises
- Games and Quizzes
- Arts & Crafts
- Music & sing-alongs
- Occassional day trips
- And much more
A Typical Day
- Refreshments upon arrival
- Gentle seated exercises/meditation
- Activities including arts and crafts, card playing, bingo, music, entertainment
- Hot lunch
- Bus transport provided (within 10km radius of Claregalway)
FAQs – Frequently Asked Questions
Here you can find some answers to the most common enquiries about the Anam Croí Day Centre. Should you have any additional queries, please don’t hesitate to contact us.
What are your opening hours?
Day services are open
Monday – Friday 10.00am – 2.00pm
(office hours 9.00am – 4.00pm).
Where are you?
Located behind Church View housing estate, Oranmore Road, Claregalway, H91 XR7R.
What do you do there?
We are a socialisation service for older people. The day begins with refreshments and chat followed by Rosary, gentle seated exercise, meditation, word games. After that breakout groups for bingo, cards, arts and crafts. Hot lunch is served at 1.00pm and departure 2.00pm.
Is bus transport available?
Bus transport is available within a 10km radius of Claregalway.
Monday & Tuesday = Galway direction
Wednesday = Oranmore direction
Thursday = Turloughmore direction
Friday = Corrandulla direction
How much do you charge?
With bus transport €20, without bus transport €15.
What does the fee cover?
The fee covers all refreshments, 3 course lunch, all materials used throughout the day.
How are you funded?
We are primarily self funded with a Section 39 contribution from the HSE.
Are you a registered charity?
Yes, Charity Registration Number 20079598, Revenue Charity Number CHY20102.
What is the application procedure?
You will be issued with a Referral Form for completion on behalf of the person you wish to refer. This form will need to be supported by a brief medical history and a copy of current prescription. Once received you will be contacted to organise an assessment meeting which will give a chance to look around the Centre. Provided we can meet the needs of the referee, a mutually suitable start date will be agreed at this meeting.
What can I do to help?
Fundraise: You can help by organising a fundraiser on our behalf.
Volunteer: You can volunteer with us either in the day centre or charity shop. Please note that if you chose to volunteer in the day centre, Garda Vetting will be a requirement. The volunteer application form is available on this website.