Nursing Homes week ran this year from 29th August until 4th September 2022 and it was an action packed week here at St. Attractas Residence, Hagfield, Charlestown, Co. Mayo. The week kicked off on Monday with a special afternoon session of traditional music with Pat Collins & friends. Tuesday was arts and crafts day – thanks to Kate who gave so kindly of her time to come and get creative with the residents. Wednesday was a busy one with mass, bingo, and quizzes. Thursday saw the arrival of the ice cream van which was followed by a wonderful display of Irish Dancing kindly organised by Sarah Jayne Reilly. Friday brought the main event and the highlight of the week with the Rose of Hagfield Festival. The residents were dressed in their finery and enjoyed a brilliant afternoon of wine, cheese, and crackers. Musical entertainment was kindly provided by Kevin Henry and it was a fantastic event. We had Sara McMahon on MC and a surprise visit from the recently crowned Blath na Feile, Antoinette Peyton. Thanks so much to Antoinette for making the trip over to see the residents.
Special thanks to our activities team of Emmanuel, Marie and Nadia who worked so hard to make this such a special week.