Going Strong Active Retirement Group have been in existence for over 20 years. They are a vibrant mix of the elderly community in Newmarket on Fergus and are a treasured part of the Obair family. They were instrumental in introducing the Meals on Wheels service into the area with the support of Canon Reuben Butler. This service has continued to grow into what is now the expanded South Clare Community Catering Service.
The Going Strong Club meets every Wednesday in Obair with 40 elderly clients who come to play bingo and partake in everything from old time waltzing, storytelling and art. Last year the Going Strong Club went to Waterford on their Christmas Break and had a great day in June fishing in Kilbaha where they all came home with bags of fish after a lovely feed! More recently in 2015 The Going Strong Group donated a beautiful Sensory Garden to the O’ Regan Park Area. This area is an area of quiet contemplation in the Park and has been a lovely and welcome addition!
More recently The Going Strong group were invited for a special Afternoon Tea at Áras an Uachtaráin and were honoured to meet with President Higgins and Sabina.