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MARCH – CARRIGORAN DAY CENTRE

St Patrick’s Celebrations & Cheltenham Races

We enjoyed a full week of St. Patricks Day Celebrations with everyone wearing their green and joining in on the fun. Music throughout the week was provided by Shay Callaghan, Rebecca Griffin, John Madigan and Tom Ryan. We are very grateful to them for coming and adding so much to each day. We had some winners for the Cheltenham Races which we watched on the big screen in the foyer followed by music, dancing and light refreshments.

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HEALTH CARE CENTRE AWARDS FINALISTS 2014

 We were thrilled after only 1 year in operation to be finalists for the National Health Care Centre Awards this year held in Dublin. We did not win on this occassion but recieving such recognition so early in our service is a great achievement by all involved. The staff and volunteers who attended on the night can be seen below

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HEALTH PROMOTION

 ST. CAIMIN’S & SHANNON COMPREHENSIVE TRANSITION YEAR PROJECTS

We are delighted to have both schools engaging with us this month on Wednesdays and Thursdays in Inter Generational Projects. There are 10 mini projects underway in total covering topics such as arts & crafts, computer skills, traditional card games, horticulture and dancing. The focus of having this involvement with our Day Centre is to combat ageism and to provide a platform to pass on tradition and provide life long learning skills to both generations. Showcasing the positive aspects of growing older and also the positive aspects of youth is a beneficial reciprocal process for older persons services and also for community groups

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VITAMINS & SUPPLEMENTS

Hillary’s Pharmacy held a session to discuss this aspect of self care that is normally prominent at this time of the year for all of us.

 EXERCISE

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FUNDRAISING

A huge thank you to Lucy Meechan (and all who sponsored her) who took part in ‘Run Amuck” earlier this month in Dublin to raise funds for our service.

On March 16th we held the first of our Annual St. Patrick’s Ceili Brunchs in our Day Centre. Thanks to all who came and supported us and to all who volunteered on the day. There was traditional music, dancing, raffles and a full Irish Breakfast enjoyed by all on the day

 

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COMING UP IN APRIL

 CARRIGORAN SPRING FAIR

The Annual Family Day is being held on Sunday April 13th this year. This is always a great day out for all ages and always provides a great variety of activities