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What Happens At Baile Mhuire?

Community Involvement

Baile Mhuire was built by the community, and many People from all walks of life gave their time and skills willingly and voluntarily to bring these units up to residential standard.

Volunteers

Volunteers still play a pivotal role in the daily running of Baile Mhuire and we are fortunate that we have such wonderful volunteers who give of their time so freely and generously.

Fun and Entertainment

After lunch more activities and games such as bingo are played. Frequently speakers are invited to discuss subjects like; Exercise and Nutrition and Beauty Matters

Routine Day Services

  • Morning Tea, Mid-Day Meal and Afternoon Tea
  • Nursing services with associated Health Professionals
  • Musical/Social and Recreational Activities
  • Transport where required
  • Hairdressing, Chiropody and Reflexology

Available Monday to Thursday & Saturday

Stroke Day Service

  • Morning Tea, Mid-Day Meal
  • Physiotherapy Programmes
  • Nursing Care with associated Health Professionals
  • Physical and Mental Stimulation Programmes

Available Fridays Only

Stoke Support Group occurs the last Friday of every Month

Better Balance Better Bones

A Physical Activity Programme to Improve your Strength & Balance

  • Do you want to improve your balance & co-ordination?
  • Do you want to increase your physical activity levels?
  • Do you want to improve your flexibility, bone strength and muscle power?

The duration of the programme is 8 weeks & each session 1 hour long

Latest News

AN POST – additional services provided

AN POST – additional services provided

To all Kerry PPN registered groups.

Please share this information from An Post.

Family members of an older or vulnerable person currently cocooning will now be able to request a specific ” An Post Check-In” by the local postal operatives.

Family members can register for the free “Request a Check-In ” service by completing the postal address and eircode of the customer on their website at anpost.com/Community-Support and An Post will take it from there by assigning the request specifically to the delivery route the person lives on .

Also available is An Post’s Newspaper delivery service which will provide same -day delivery to households nationwide Monday to Friday. Customers can find out more about ordering their chosen national or local newspaper directly by phone. Deliveries will be made free-of -charge by An Post for older and vulnerable customers currently ” cocooning.

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COVID-19 COMMUNITY RESPONSE – NEW FREEPHONE LINE

COVID-19 COMMUNITY RESPONSE – NEW FREEPHONE LINE

PRESS RELEASE

Monday, 30 March 2020

COVID-19 COMMUNITY RESPONSE – NEW FREEPHONE LINE

PHONE: 1800 807 009

TEXT ‘SUPPORT’ and your NAME to 50555

EMAIL: covidsupport@kerrycoco.ie

COVID-19 KERRY COMMUNITY RESPONSE FORUM LEADS THE RESPONSE
INFORMATION LEAFLET BEING DISTRIBUTED TO KERRY HOUSEHOLDS
THOUSANDS OF VOLUNTEERS MOBILISE TO SUPPORT THE VULNERABLE
A new telephone helpline has been launched in Kerry today to assist members of the public in accessing non-emergency and non-medical services and to provide support and advice to people during the current public health emergency.

The free, confidential phoneline service has been established by the new COVID-19 Kerry Community Response Forum which includes over a dozen agencies and organisations who have come together to mobilise and coordinate the community and voluntary response to the current crisis, particularly in responding to the needs of vulnerable households and individuals.

The FREEPHONE number 1800 807 009 is now up and running and will be available from 8am to 8pm seven days a week. A text line (text ‘SUPPORT’ followed by your NAME to 50555) is also available for the hearing impaired or those who require a call-back from the service while requests can also be e-mailed to covidsupport@kerrycoco.ie

The helpline, which is manned by trained volunteers, is focussed primarily on ensuring that vulnerable members of the community or those living alone can access deliveries of essential items like groceries, medicine and fuel. Where another agency or organisation can provide more appropriate information or advice, the caller will be connected with other organisations or services if required.

10,000 information leaflets including details of the new freephone number and other information are being distributed around the county over the coming days. This will be done through existing networks like the Kerry Public Participation Network, sporting organisations, local development companies and hundreds of community and voluntary groups across the county.

Said Niamh O’Sullivan, Head of Kerry County Council’s Community Department: “The group wants to harness the energy and generosity of people who have come forward to offer support to people in the community who require assistance and advice. The aim is to ensure that a coordinated, safe and reliable volunteer support network is available to those in need and that people in need of that assistance know who to contact for advice. Our work will complement much of the voluntary work which already taking place in communities across Kerry.”

Said Hillary Scanlan, Community Work Manager with the HSE, “There is a very long and proud history of voluntary and community activity in Kerry and also a strong commitment from the state agencies to work in partnership with communities to develop local responses to unmet need. The community and voluntary sector has again stepped up to respond to the current Covid19 crisis and ensure that basic needs of food, fuel, and medications are being provided.”

Said Chief Superintendent Eileen Foster of the Kerry Garda Division: “An Garda Síochána is here to reassure and support the community during the weeks ahead. We are working with other agencies as one for the benefit of all.”

Included in the COVID-19 Kerry Community Response Forum are:

Health Service Executive
Kerry County Council
An Garda Síochána
Kerry Red Cross
Kerry Civil Defence
Kerry Volunteer Centre
North East and West Kerry Development
South Kerry Development Partnership
IRD Duhallow
Kerry GAA
Kerry Public Participation Network (representing 700 approx community groups in Kerry)
Kerry Age Friendly Network
Local Link Kerry
St Vincent de Paul Society
Kerry IFA
Citizens Information Service
Other community, voluntary and sports representatives
The Group came together to complement and reinforce the tremendous work already underway across the county as communities respond to the needs of the community and it aims to ensure that any gaps in existing provision can be addressed and coordinated centrally.

The group is asking members of the public to share the phone number with elderly or vulnerable neighbours.

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Testimonials

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George Galvin

First and foremost it gets you- out of the house, you meet people and that means a lot. My wife, Mary and I have benefited a lot from coming to Baile Mhuire.
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Mary Coglan

My husband died, I wouldn’t leave the house, my daughters told me about Baile Mhuire and I gave it a try and I am here 3 years. The staff are excellent.  
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Mary O'Dowd

From the minute you come in the door there is a great atmosphere. The staff and Matron make you feel very welcome and to be quite truthful I would be lost without Baile Mhuire.  

Bob Savage

We are very happy in Baile Mhuire and I have great friends here. We are treated very well here .The food and entertainment are very good here in Baile Mhuire. It’s home from home
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Mary Dowling

I love coming to Baile Mhuire. I have a lot of friends here and I enjoy the entertainment . The staff and management are fantastic here.
Group of people working

Mary Thornton

I thoroughly enjoy it. I made lots of friends. The staff and management are all very nice.

If you have any questions call us on (066) 7123373