Rosebridge Manor gets into ‘leprechaun mode’ for St. Paddy’s

Resident Ian Campbell-Paterson is seen here wearing the St. Patrick’s Day hat he made in the crafts program at Rosebridge Manor.

Home’s annual celebration of all things Irish is once again a success

Rosebridge Manor had a packed activity room on Saturday (March 17) when the Jasper, Ont., long-term care home celebrated St. Patrick’s Day with a party for residents, families and staff members.

It’s no surprise the turnout was large, since residents and staff members spent much of the week leading up to St. Patrick’s Day organizing the event, or, as life enrichment co-ordinator Kathy Barr puts it, “getting into leprechaun mode.”

Leading up to St. Patrick’s Day the life enrichment team incorporated a “green theme” into its crafts program, so residents got to make hats and decorations for the upcoming party. The annual celebration is a pretty big deal around Rosebridge Manor, Kathy says.

“The room was full – the staff said there was wall-to-wall people,” Kathy tells The OMNIway. “The residents were wearing their hats all last week.”

The event featured an entertainer who performed Irish music, and refreshments included a green St. Patrick’s Day cake and, of course, green beer.

Kathy says there were lots of compliments from residents after the party.

“It’s such a fun event that we have every year, and the residents love it,” she says.

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