“ Members of our active retirement group are pictured outside the Dail on Wednesday, 24th May. We had a lovely scone and cuppa in the visitors bar before starting our guided tour which included time to watch and listen to proceedings in both the Dail and Seanad. We then ambled up to Stephen’s Green for a visit and guided tour of the Little Museum. It was a very enjoyable day out.”
The National College of Ireland recently had a Digital week which included an excellent class given to our members on digital skills. Eileen and Sean Quinn from our active retirement group entered a photograph into the competition that NCI held during the week and won first prize – a Samsung tablet and beats headphones! They are pictured here receiving their prizes from the NCI team.
We had a very special day on the Wednesday before Easter – the active retirement group gathered with the children from our childcare pre-school classes in Mountjoy square Park and the little ones chose their favorite Easter Chick – all knitted by our members in an array of different colors and filled with a creme egg! It was a lovely morning event and ended with a few songs. We returned to Ozanam House for a session of games in the hall including a yellow plastic duck race before adjourning upstairs for a festive lunch.
We always celebrate birthdays, when we know they are coming up, with a card signed by the group and our favorite cake – a Victoria Sandwich. Sean Quinn is pictured here blowing out his candles.
It’s been a busy week at the Mens Group this Easter.
We packed a lot into the last few days .
In our Cookery Class we made delicious hot cross buns.
Samaritan Outreach Volunteers Ann & Patrickcame in to visit us and gave a very informative presentation on their work and facilitated a group discussion about looking after our mental health.
We were all presented with Easter Eggs too. Thanks Ozanam House!
Samaritans Presentation on Thursday
Easter Eggs are always a welcome treat!
Sadly, we lost one of our members this week with the passing of John Sheekey (RIP).
John was a popular guy in the group and was always up for having fun. He always had a smile on his face.
We will miss you John and hope that you are smiling down on us all here.
John Sheekey (on the right) ‘operating’ in February!