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‘Golden Years’ Day Care Service

Golden Years Day Care Service

St John’s Rest & Care Centre, Knock


St John’s Welcome Centre, Knock Shrine are inviting new members from the local community to join their Golden Years Day Care service.

This service is available throughout the year to seniors living in the community of Knock and surrounding areas.

For health and safety reasons and in line with Government advice, the senior’s day care service was suspended throughout 2020 and 2021. St John’s are delighted to resume Day Care throughout 2022 and are actively seeking new members to join from the community.

The day care service provides a safe environment for people to come together in a relaxed, warm, and welcoming place to chat and socialise with others and take part in stimulating and creative activities. For many, the day care is an important link to their community, helping to alleviate loneliness and isolation in older people. Day Care is ideal for seniors who live alone and who would benefit from some good company, a nourishing meal and a chance to meet up with others outside of their homes.

The day begins with refreshments upon arrival at approximately 10am when members enjoy a chat. Mass is celebrated at 12 noon. A three-course lunch is available at 1pm. Afternoon activities include arts and crafts with a qualified tutor, gentle exercises, singing/entertaining/poetry recitation and bingo. The day concludes at approximately 3 pm.

The Golden Years Day Care service will resume every Tuesday and Wednesday on a weekly basis, beginning on Tuesday 25th and Wednesday 26th January. Transport to and from St John’s can be made available to those who require it within certain areas.

Existing members thoroughly enjoy their time at St John’s and we are delighted that we can offer more people the opportunity to spend time with us this year.

If you have a relative, friend or neighbour in the community who would benefit from the Golden Years Day Care service, please contact us on (094) 93 88100 or email:

Please note that Covid-19 Vaccination Certificates are required in order to attend the day care service. 


People with mild mobility issues can be accommodated. Places are limited.