Junior Minister to turn sod on north Kerry Dementia Day Care Centre

The Minister for Older People will visit Kerry today.

Jim Daly will turn the sod at 11.30 for Ard Chúram’s new Dementia Day Care Centre at Greenville Listowel.

The charity raised funds, designed and sought planning permission for the centre

Ard Chúram provides a Day Care Service for more than 100 of North Kerry’s Older People at its purpose-built centre that opened in 2015.

It’s estimated that there are 340 people with Dementia, including Alzheimer’s, living in North Kerry and the new centre will provide care for people with the condition and support for their loved ones.

Last month, Minister of State for Mental Health and Older People, Jim Daly announced he was leaving politics to spend more time with his family.