Clann’s aims to enable people to live independently in their own homes and communities for as long as possible. We are also focused on enabling people to maintain the connection they have with their neighbours and community.
With that aim in mind, Clann residents from around the country got together to mark Ireland’s Halloween traditions.
Broome Lodge in Dublin 7 had its Halloween Party on Friday 22nd October. Residents pitched in to help decorate both the communal sitting room and courtyard, some making sandwiches, cooking food and even baking cakes. 25 residents attended the party, dressed in their best costumes. Leo, a resident of Cluid Housing, came along to provide some entertainment by doing some close-up magic for the residents.
We had a competition for best costume, with Leo picking the winners. After this we had Aoife Flynn Kennedy, Head of Clann, presented the certificate for 1st prize for “Best Neighbourhood” in the Great Place To Live competition. Later in the evening some of the residents took to the floor to give us a song.
The party was a huge success lots of fun was had by all.
The residents and staff at Clann’s Louth schemes held a coffee morning to build links with our Local Redeemer Creche and Playgroup to come together for Halloween.
This year, the children couldn’t visit residents at the schemes for safety reasons with covid numbers rising. The children from the ECCE room made a poster to send to residents. Sonya Steward who is the room leader in ECCE came and presented the residents with the posters. In response, the children were sent a sweet Halloween cone by residents.
It was a great morning and all residents were happy to meet Sonya and thank her for all the work we are doing together.
Each scheme in Louth had a Halloween display table to mark the occasion for residents.
Happy Halloween to all our residents!