Life At St. Gobnait's

We aim to make life at St. Gobnait's a very fulfilling one.

Our home is decorated with our residents in mind and we encourage residents to personalise their rooms. The corridors are bright and appealing with different colour Door-Cals on each door to represent a person's own front door. The bright colours are also more easily identifiable for people with dementia who may have lost the skill to recognise numbers.

St. Gobnait's - Countryside Walks

We have Residents who love walking on the country road and will often enjoy a chat with neighbours they meet along the way. We also have two visiting dogs (Bonnie and Mollie) which are always welcome with open arms along with their lovely volunteer owners, Brenda and Sinead. John, another volunteer, visits twice a week to chat with our residents or take them for a walk.

The children from the local national school, Ballyagran, come to visit us on a regular basis. It's a joy to watch the interaction between the generations.
St. Gobnait's - Local school children visit the elderlyRead more about Ballyagran NS  

We are always happy to indulge in some cake at St. Gobnait's so we don't need any excuse to hold a party! We enjoy music sessions with Dan every Saturday.

Other activities carried out include baking, reminiscence therapy, use of memory boards, talking mats and Yoga with Noreen.

St. Gobnait's - Yoga with NoreenView our photo gallery  

A Typical day....

  • A typical day begins with breakfast served in bed.
  • Personal hygiene is tended to following breakfast.
  • Daily newspaper are read and discussed.
  • Morning tea and scones are served at 10.00am before the scheduled activity begins.
  • Lunch is served at 12.30pm followed by more activities.
  • Some residents enjoy a stroll around the grounds weather permitting.

Later on...

  • Refreshments are served in the afternoon before tea time at 4.30pm.
  • The Rosary is recited at 6pm each evening.
  • Refreshments are served again at 8pm.
  • Visiting hours are flexible but we do ask visitors to respect residents meal times.

The Wider Family

  • Many residents also enjoy trips out with their families.
  • Social outings.
  • We also have many gifted residents who enjoy knitting amongst other crafts and these hobbies are encouraged.
  • As St. Gobnait's is the residents home they may retire to bed when they wish.