Annual event runs from 10th to 16th
County Roscommon nursing homes are preparing to celebrate Nursing Homes Week 2019. Residents, their family and friends, staff and wider communities will participate in the annual week of celebrations that will run from Monday, June 10th to Sunday 16th. Nursing homes across the country are hosting events to celebrate the positivity of nursing home care.
Celebrations will include family days, barbeques, parties, live music, dance, games, arts activities and a host of other events. Art is a central theme in the Nursing Homes Week 2019 celebrations. ‘In Residence’ is an initiative that will run in tandem with the week. It will see nursing homes hosting very special exhibitions of artworks created by residents.
Tadhg Daly, NHI CEO states: “Our nursing homes are homes to extraordinary people in our communities. Nursing Homes Week provides opportunity to celebrate the remarkable people who live within them and the people who dedicate themselves to providing them with excellent care.
“We should acclaim residents in our nursing homes who have and continue to make tremendous contributions to society. These people have tremendous knowledge and wisdom for us to learn from. They inspire those around them and bring tremendous happiness and warmth to peoples’ lives. Staff in our nursing homes provide these people with fantastic care, support and assurance, enhancing the lives of these people entrusted in their care.
“This year we are delighted to celebrate the integral role that art fulfils within nursing homes in providing residents with therapeutic care and joyous activity. ‘In Residence’ will see nursing homes across the country hosting art exhibitions of resident artworks during the week. This will bring together truly remarkable and very special creations for visitors to the nursing homes in communities across Ireland to observe and admire”.
Nursing Homes Ireland represents over 300 private and voluntary nursing homes in communities across Ireland.