Alpine Nursing Home – St. Patrick’s Day Festivities
St. Patrick’s Day at the Alpine Nursing Home
Spring is FINALLY upon us and none too soon! Here at Alpine Nursing Home, our activities director and staff have already begun preparations for our first of many holiday-themed parties, activities, and fun!
Our first spring event is St. Patrick’s Day – and you don’t need the luck of the Irish or being Irish to enjoy “all things green”!
Day full of Fun
St. Patrick’s Day is universally celebrated….even by those without Irish roots. This year, St. Patrick’s Day will be observed on Tuesday, March 17th.
We at Alpine Nursing Home aren’t letting age, health, or mobility keep our residents from enjoying this holiday!
It’ll be a day full of fun, food, friendship, music, and games! Our residents love our annual St. Patrick’s Day luncheon where you’ll find our rooms decorated, both the residents and staff wearing green…..and let’s not forget the shamrocks!
We strongly believe that although it is vital to give the outmost best health care to each of our residents, it is equally important to ensure that their mental and emotional needs are met as well.
Having something to look forward to lifts our residents’ spirits when they are feeling sad and lonely. So, we feel it is our job to make sure their happiness is a priority. It is shown that if a patient is happy, they will recover more quickly.
Our amazing Activities Director, Celeste, always provides a full activities calendar every month in order to ensure that our residents can socialize with our other guests and find companionship that is so desperately needed when away from family and friends and are not feeling so well.
Art Classes, Bingo, and More
Besides the themed holiday events, we offer art classes and Bingo with the church ladies. It’s also always a special treat when musicians stop by to play some old favorites for our residents to sing along to. Dancing and singing always brings joy!
We also encourage family members and friends to stop in for a visit and join in the festivities. All this helps your loved ones by stimulating his/her brain and boosts social skills instead of sitting around being bored.
We always tell our residents that although they have moved into our facilities, it doesn’t mean that they have to stop celebrating festivals and holidays that are important to them. We encourage them to continue with all their traditions, hobbies, and interests that they have always enjoyed.
St. Patrick’s Day Trivia
For those who are trivia buffs, here are a few fun facts and folklore about St. Patrick’s Day you can regale your family and friends with on St. Patrick’s Day!
- Did you know that the color blue was the original color associated with St. Patrick’s Day?
- Did you know that the first St. Patrick’s Day parade in the American Colonies was held in New York City in 1762?
- Did you know that the traditional day to plant peas – even in snow – is on St. Patrick’s Day?
- Did you know that St. Patrick’s Day is celebrated in more countries than any other national festival even though it isn’t a legal holiday?
- Did you know that we wear a shamrock on St. Patrick’s Day because, legend has it; St. Patrick used its three leaves to explain the Holy Trinity in his teachings?
We at Alpine Nursing Home would like to leave you with a traditional Irish quote to brighten your day – “May your troubles be less. And your blessings be more. And nothing but happiness come through your door.”
From all of us here at Alpine Nursing home, we hope you all enjoy a hearty meal of Irish Beef Stew, Corn Beef and Cabbage and some Irish Soda Bread, just to name a few tasty treats on this coming St. Patrick’s Day!