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  • Abbot Close Nursing Home, County Limerick
  • Abbot Close Nursing Home, County Limerick
  • Abbot Close Nursing Home, County Limerick
  • Abbot Close Nursing Home, County Limerick
  • Abbot Close Nursing Home, County Limerick
  • Abbot Close Nursing Home, County Limerick

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Abbot Close Nursing Home

Social & Recreational

Social and Recreational | Abbot Close Nursing Home, Limerick

At Abbot Close we pride ourselves on our varied and busy Social and Recreational calendar.Our Programmes are led by Pamela the Activities Co-ordinator, all staff are also involved in the activities of our nursing home. This enables us to provide Individualised programmes where staff and residents can interact together. Programes are prepared for each resident taking into account their hobbies and interests. By providing a wide and varied programme calander we aim to achieve a fulfilling and unique homely envioroment here at Abbot Close.  

Social outings and trips are a big part of our schedule, some favourites include  trips to Bunratty Castle and the Donkey Sanctuary.
We have our different  social areas and the Residents enjoy watching all the sports, Tennis,Rugby, Golf, football and GAA  matches. Especially the Limerick WIN on our big screens.

Daily newspapers are delivered to residents so they can keep up on the latest world news. We also have a Library, we have a large range of books, audio books and large print books. We have recently been given an injection of books from the very generious Limerick City Library and they have assured us they will continue to supply us with new books.    
Arts, Crafts and Pottery which take place here every  Wednesday&Thursday. The residents make wonderful peices of Art and Pottery, some of which are displayed around the building. They make peices for family and friends for gifts at Birthdays and Christmas.

We have fit for Life exercise classes twice a week  to keep the residents fit and nimble.

Every second Wednesday evening we have dancing with Jonhn Joe, we do everything from set dancing to ballroom, we are getting better by the week.
 
Our Music Therapist Jackie comes in once a week and sings songs of old.We remanisce about times gone by and talk about our childhood memories,we dance our way to tea time.
We love our music here at Abbot Close and have regular music sessions and sing alongs. We have a lot of wonderful singers here.

Every Monday we have our Bingo afternoon we have two Volunteers who come and help,we have great fun.  Everyone enjoys playing and winning.

The residents like to pray together and we have the rosary and prayers everyday at 12.00pm. Mass is held on Saturday mornings at 12.00pm each week.  

The men shed group has just been set up at the latter end of 2018. We are currently working on a building project. We are in the construction stage of a minature farm, consisting of farm house and out buildings and animals. We hope to have it completed in the summer.We have recruited a voluinteer from the community to help us in ouren shed activities. The men meet have a chat, play a game of cards, talk about the current topics in the news. We have the odd trip to the local for a pint of Guinness.  We hope to go on social outings to places of interest to the group.      

In the good weather we go on walks in the local vacinity, and make use of our beautiful gardens at Abbot Close. We have had many tea parties and the annual BBQ in our gardens. Our hope for next spring is to have some raised beds to begin growing our own herbs and vegetables. We currently plant and maintain the hanging baskets and planters in our garden. This year we are having raised beds built, we are going to start growing some vegetables and herbs.
We like to facilitate as many interests and hobbies that the residents have. We are always open to new things to do.    

 

Visit our 'Useful Downloads' section to download our current timetable. Families and friends are welcome to join us during any of our activities.