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DECEMBER 2013

Carrigoran Day Services

 1st Christmas in our day centre

The month of December was filled with celebration and remembrance. We held a ceremony on for each of our catchment areas in which stars were hung on our Christmas tree to remember those of our group that had passed away during the year. This was facilitated by choir groups from Newmarket-on-Fergus, Sixmilebridge and Shannon. A beautiful ‘snow print’ canvas painting was produced involving all our clients thumbprints which Mary Moynihan then completed producing the snow scene below with everyone’s name on it. We had several sessions of music and song with afternoon tea this month. Our magnificent Christmas tree was decorated by clients from their craft classes with help from Eileen Quin and Mary Woods. We also had flower arranging demonstrations with a festive theme.

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HEALTH PROMOTION

 MEDITATION — “QUIET TIME FOR ME”

Anne O’Sullivan Fannin facilitated this group each Wednesday of this month and it is proving to be increasingly popular. Feedback from all attending is very positive and we will be continuing with this worth while activity in 2014.

 CITIZENS INFORMATION OUTREACH CLINICS

The Shannon service facilitated information sessions for clients twice this month and answered a number of queries relating to home and entitlement. We would like to take this opportunity to thank them sincerely for their time and expertise over the past year.

 PARKINSONS SET DANCING

Joanne Shanahan, MSc Research Student and dance tutor based in the University of Limerick came to speak to us regarding her classes which will be starting in January 2014. There is huge interest in this activity and Joanne is also a physiotherapist and will be assessing some of our clients while here each Tuesday.

 ACTIVITES DURING DECEMBER

We were delighted to have Brian Flynn and Padraig Cleary back to entertain us again with music and song while we enjoyed afternoon tea from our baking demonstrations. Frances had Christmas themed art classes in preparation for the festive season while Bridget and Lucy provided instruction on how to make floral table arrangements. Lucy has been busy organizing our beautiful arts & crafts made here by clients for sale at the craft fair in Shannon. Ann Frawley kindly loaned us her beautiful knitted crib figures which our crafts group made a crib for and placed in our entrance foyer for all to enjoy

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