The Mayor of Ballina, Cllr Willie Nolan, has launched the new Moy Valley Care and Repair Service for senior citizens at a ceremony in the Kennedy Glasgow House in Ballina.
This new and innovative service will assist couples over 65 or individuals who are living alone to do a variety of tasks that senior citizens find difficult to do like changing light bulbs, fitting smoke alarms, fitting door chains or other minor repairs around the house and garden.
The Moy Valley Care and Repair programme is part of a National Care and Repair Programme which is currently administered by Age Action Ireland.
All Care and Repair personnel working on the programme are fully Garda vetted and highly trained to provide a safe and confidential service. The service will initially be offered in the Ballina Urban and Rural areas but it will be rolled out to the entire Moy Valley Region over the next 12 months.
The Moy Valley Care and Repair Programme would like to thank Archers Hardware who generously donated some tools and a lawnmower to get this social programme up and running.
The donation from Archers allows the programme to commence in the absence of any public funding.
There is a call-out charge of €5 for the service which will cover up to an hour and a half of small maintenance jobs.