Bernie came to us with the idea of going to Esker Ri Nursing Home and we agreed as we thought
it would be a good experience for us to get involved in the community and get an insight into
what it’s like to work in that environment.
Our Advocate Maz organized the whole event and was very helpful to us while we were
preparing and during the visit. To prepare for the visit we made games we thought would
be fun for the residents and that they would enjoy, we made 6 or 7 games to play with them and made different ones for different levels of mobility. We were joined on the visit by the Barbers who worked well with the residents and cut their hair.
Before we went to Clara, we felt nervous because we were unsure of what to expect but we were
excited to see what it was like.
The visit was an overall good experience and we enjoyed our time there and we felt like we
brought a smile to people’s faces that might not get to go out and have fun very often and we
feel like it was a good experience for us to get to know what it’s like there.
Afterwards, we felt like it was a very rewarding and fulfilling day and would definitely recommend
it to people if they are given the opportunity.
By: Saorah Flaherty & Grainne Cosgrove