An array of celebrations will be hosted across the country to commemorate Nursing Homes Week 2017.

Residents, their relatives and friends, staff and the extended communities will celebrate the excellent care that is enhancing the lives of the people living in our nursing homes. 


Gran National Day

This year nursing homes are encouraged to host a 'Gran National Day' during the week. 'Gran National Day' will bring grandparents within nursing homes and their grandchildren and great-grandchildren together to share stories of times modern and times past. Conversations are being encouraged around topics such as communications, lifestyle, transport, school, urban and rural living.   


How can I participate? 

Organise a celebratory event or activity to bring people together. 

You might choose to host a more ‘traditional’ celebration. This might be a family day, party, music, arts and crafts, a day-trip, a barbeque, games, a talk, an exhibition, cooking or gardening.

Or you might want to host a more 'novel' celebration. Previous celebrations have included themed parties, talent competitions, casino days, fashion shows, mad hatters tea parties, sports days.

We encourage you to utilise the opportunity that Nursing Homes Week presents for you to celebrate and promote the excellent care you provide.


Spread the word!

Utilise the NHI template poster to inform of your celebrations. Posters are also being provided by post to participating nursing homes. 

Use your website or social media channels to inform of the celebrations. 

Contact local media. Make them aware you are participating in Nursing Homes Week 2017 and you are hosting a celebratory event. Consider local newspapers, radio, newsletters. 


Who should I consider inviting? 

  • Residents's family & friends
  • People who contribute towards your nursing home life, such as entertainers
  • The parish priest
  • Your local TDs, Senators, Councillors
  • Pupils or students 
  • Representatives of community organisations such as sports clubs, business groups, tidy towns, history societies

Some questions to consider

  • What celebration would your residents enjoy?
  • What celebration could bring residents, their relatives and your staff together?
  • What little elements added to your planned celebration could make it extra special and memorable?
  • How can I ensure staff and visitors to the nursing home will be aware of what will be taking place? 

Inform NHI of your celebrations

Take a few moments to complete our short Nursing Homes Week survey


Support material 

Nursing Homes Week 2017 image for you to utilise on your website / social media. Share the image to spread the word!

Nursing Homes Week 2017 template press release to assist you in informing local media of the celebrations taking place in your nursing home

Nursing Homes Week 2017 A4 poster for you to download and print for use in your home and local community.




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