Health and social care leaders have been urged against spending cuts which would hit Fife’s elderly population.
Day care services at Leng Resource Centre, in Newport, and St David’s Centre, in St Andrews, could go to save £60,000 a year.
Also on the table is the scrapping of two new care homes in Cupar and Anstruther could be, although that suggestion has been opposed by NHS Fife’s finance and performance committee.
Fife Health and Social Care Partnership integration joint board is due to consider £8.8 million of potential savings on Thursday as it attempts to tackle its £15.4m budget gap.
North East Fife MP Stephen Gethins said: “For many constituents day care centres provide essential respite and a place where they know their loved ones are being looked after.
“Without it, some say they do not know how they will cope.
“Older people deserve dignity and respect and being looked after, but the closure of two well-used centres serving St Andrews and the Taybridgehead area will be a huge loss to these communities.”
The area’s MSP Willie Rennie urged councillors and healthcare members to continue with plans to replace the Lady Walk House and North Eden House care home in Anstruther and Cupar.
He said: “These two care homes are part of our community and should be rebuilt as promised to provide modern facilities that residents deserve.
“A whole range of services are facing cuts or charges will be increased which shows the level of underfunding from the Scottish Government for social care.
“Demand is growing for these services so imposing cuts at this time will directly affect the quality of life for people in Fife.”
Other measures include placing a cap on new high cost care packages for adults with complex 24-hour care needs and no longer covering carer costs for accompanying service users who go on holiday.
The cost of meals on wheels and community alarms could also go up.
A plan is also proposed to claw back more than £1m in GP prescribing costs.