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This project is being enjoyed by all attending the Centre. Ralph Wickam helped us get off the ground with his expertise of how to plant from seed using appropriate technique and equipment to pricking off the young shoots and transplanting. Mary Donnelly is facilitating this club on an ongoing basis. There is huge interest in the progression of these flowers and vegetables and you can see below how successful this planting and care has been. There is a wide variety of herbs in our horticultural area and these are being used in our arts and crafts as well as cooking.

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Bridget Liddy demonstrated how to made beautiful little Lavender bags using herbs from our garden at the centre and these were reproduced by our clients and taken home for themselves or gifts for family members



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Getting out for walks to enjoy the gardens and have some fun from the amenities on the grounds was a great source of enjoyment this month.



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Mary Woods facilitated these sessions which were extremely informative for our clients and volunteers as to what to do should they encounter such an emergency in their communities. Its focus was on hands only CPR and how to make our community a safer place by learning a life saving skill


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Maureen Mangan is currently facilitating a mobile phone tuition course lasting 6 weeks for our clients from Shannon. This covers all aspects of mobile phone use


Eddie Connors from Imeco Farm came to speak to us about his facility in Clarecastle. They have many artefacts from farming and daily live from the past and innovation for our future. This discussion provoked lost of reminiscing of past traditions and thought for the future of an ecological way of life


Aodhnaid Lennon of Home Instead came to speak to us regarding their excellent home care services in our local community and the importance of maintaining independence at home. Their comprehensive publication of a Support Directory was distributed to all in attendance


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Marie McNamara provided a wonderful session on how expression through arts and drama can facilitate creativity, imagination, insight and growth. Wearing different hats and reminiscing was just one aspect of the session which was very well received and enjoyed



Solitary and group activities were ongoing all month. Walks in the garden were as popular as ever 

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Come On The Banner!

Come On The Banner!

Come On The Banner!

                          Residents and Staff cheering on the Team.

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JULY 2013 – Day Centre ‘Celebrations & Activities’


We were delighted with our successes at the Country Show in Ennis this year as it was our first time participating. We entered items from our Centre under lots of different categories such as arts, crafts, baking, flower arranging and horticulture. This highlights the range of activities that are on going in the Day Centre but also the high standard of talent of those attending. In all we received a 1st prize for needle point, 4 2nd prizes, 2 3rd prizes and a highly recommended prize for our pottery

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Indoor Hockey, Curling, Bowls and Stretch Exercise were just some of the activities enjoyed during our health promotion mornning sessions this month. Thanks to all our Volunteers for helping and participating in all aspects of our service weekly.

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Quizes and puzzles were a popular feature this month as were strawberriews & cream for the games from Wimbledon on our big screen and hand massage treatments

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Hillary’s pharmacy provided information to clients regarding Blood Pressure medications with a questions & answers session afterwards and an informaiton sheet to use as reference

Shannon Citizens Information Centre held another outreach clinic for clients from the Shannon area this month. This session has proven to be a very valuable service to clients to access informaiton about services and entitlements

Falls Management sessions were held this month with our nurse manager regarding safety in the home, empowerment through prevention and discussion around some of the factors that contribute to falls. All clients received an information booklet to use as reference at home


Garda P Clancy facilitated a Seniors Community Safety informaiton piece for Newmarket-on-Fergus clients. We will be following this up in the coming months with sessions from Garda Joe Downey, Crime Prevention Officer

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Bridget, Frances and Eileen were on hand to support and facilitate a variety of arts and crafts from painting, to flower arranging, to cup cake decorating and flower crafts    

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Arleene and Ann O’Sullivan with the Mullins Sisters provided us with fantasic traditional music and dance

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Beautiful treats of all varieties (thanks to May Woods and Mary Russell) once again for our evening teas and birthdays. Best wishes to all 10 clients who celebrated their birthdays this month

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Fashion Show At Day & Education Centre.


All you fashionable ladies save the date of the 3rd of October next  and
join us this autumn for what promises to be a wonderful evening of fashion
where we will be showcasing a range of Autumn/Winter collections available
from Juniper, Catherine Mc Cormack Adare, Annettes Boutique, G-Nine,
Joanns Fashion House, Nozomi, The County Boutique and Chez Marie.

Collections will be modeled by The Celia Holeman Lee Model Agency.

Tickets are €25 which includes a drinks reception. Tickets are available from participating boutiques as well as Carrigorran House. All proceeds in aid of Alzheimer’s and Elderly Care Services at Carrigoran House.

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