The Men’s Group returned this week. Like many of us, they had a quiet Christmas period and were happy to be back socialising with thier peers in the group.
Bingo was popular this week with 2 sessions taking place on Tuesday and Thursday with some practical prizes on offer.
The Men’s Group returns from 10th January 2017 at 2pm.
We’re already looking forward to another successful year of social activities!
A huge Thank You to Margaret, Joanne, Paula, and all the Teams at AIB Bank Centre Ballsbridge.
Their Christmas jumper day raised an amazing €948 for Ozanam House Resource Centre!
The Men’s Group held its Christmas outing to Dublinia at Christchurch on Thursday afternoon.
14 men went on the trip and all were very impressed by the historical exhibition of Viking Dublin.
Following the visit to Dublinia, we headed off to Il Corvo restaurant in Drumcondra for Christmas dinner.
The group finishes up on Friday for the Christmas break and will return on Tuesday 10th January.
Seasons Greeting to all our supporters from all at the Men’s Group.
There was a very competitive element in the room on Tuesday when the men all took part in our bi weekly bingo session.
We also held a raffle for some goodies so the guys all got a chance to win something. We’re looking forward to the Christmas themed table quiz next Tuesday (13th) where there will be some very nice prizes as well as goody bags for all who attend.
We held the first of our winter table quizzes on Tuesday at the Mens Group.
After 4 rounds of general knowledge, music, sport & Irish trivia questions, Team A (or the A Team as they like to be called!) emerged as the champs. They are pictured below with their prizes. Well done to all the guys and volunteers for taking part.
We are going to alternate to Bingo every second Tuesday going forward so it’s eyes down and away we go….!!
The Men’s Group is very diverse. From age to experience, we have such a broad range attending the group each week.
On Thursday, our oldest member, Patrick (Pat) Cummins, celebrated his 94th birthday by attending the group. When asked what he attributed his longevity to, Pat mentioned that he didn’t drink but that it’s not too late for him to start having a wee drop!!
Congratulations Pat from all us at the Men’s Group and Ozanam House.
The Men’s Group has been very busy doing activities this week.
On Tuesday the guys played pool and board games. We are planning to hold a table quiz (with some very nice prizes!) next Tuesday now that the pottery classes are finished.
As usual, Thursday saw some of they guys take part in cooking class and they made a delicious chicken stir fry with rice for the group this week.
On Friday, some of the men take part in yoga while others played pool, board games & cards.
That’s not all….. they even had time to freshen up the window planters with some nice winter pansies.
All in all, it was another busy & fun week here at the Men’s Group.
We’ve just finished Numeracy Week where our focus was on symbols that we find in our environment. As part of this, we made a map of the area around Ozanam House and included some of the symbols that we see in the area. This prompted fantastic conversation with the children and we’re looking forward to expanding this learning over the coming weeks.
This activity combined measuring, observing reactions, predicting and discussing change and of course some good old mess!