Activities at Padre Pio Nursing Home does not cease to play because he grows old, Man grows old because he ceases to play
– George Bernard Shaw

Deirdre and Siobhan are our Activity Co-ordinators and are available 6 days a week. Cards, Bingo, Quizzes, Skittles, Painting, Craft work, gentle physiotherapy to music, hand and foot massage, reminiscence therapy are all available during these sessions. Outings are arranged. We attend local concerts of interest in the community.

The activities programme is published weekly and our aim is to enhance the quality of life of our Residents by providing a wide range of purposeful activities that are stimulating and meaningful to the individual thus ensuring a sense of fulfillment and enjoyment for all our Residents.

You can also review our activities on our Facebook page.

The following are the Services available through the Nursing Home’s Activity Programme:

  • Organising specialist events
  • Music and movement sessions
  • Dancing
  • Sing-along
  • Mass/Blessing of the Sick
  • Quizzes
  • Concerts
  • Bingo
  • Card games
  • Games such as draughts, skittles, darts
  • Music evenings
  • Readings
  • Art and Crafts
  • Gardening
  • Flower arranging
  • Tea Parties
  • Physiotherapy
  • Optician/Dentist
  • Hairdresser
  • Television
  • Telephone
  • Beauty Therapy (available on request)
  • Chiropody (available on request)
  • Reflexology (available on request)

Outings such as:

  • To concerts
  • To shop
  • To dine
  • To the Day Centre
  • For walks

Events catered for include:

  • Birthday parties
  • Personal Special Occasions
  • Christmas festivities
  • Easter festivities
  • Positive Ageing Week
  • Alzheimer’s Tea Party
  • Bealtaine
  • Intergenerational Choir
  • Confession
  • Garden games
  • Links with local primary and secondary schools
  • Link with local charity Thurles Care
  • Residents’ Council Meetings
  • Special Menu Days
  • Boccia
  • You-Tube Day
  • Classic Film Day
  • Outings to GAA matches