Why should I partipate? 

Nursing Homes Week is an annual celebration focussed upon promoting the positivity of nursing home care. It presents opportunity for residents, their family and friends, staff and the extended community to gather and recognise the excellent care provided by nursing homes and their staff. NHI supports Members in promoting to the wider public the celebrations hosted across the country. It enables the positivity of nursing home care to be promoted to wider audiences. 


How can I participate? 

Organise a celebratory event in your nursing home. 

You might choose to host a more ‘traditional’ celebration - a family day, party, music, barbeque, arts and crafts, games, special outing, talk, exhibition, screening of an old classic, bake-off, garden activity.  

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.


How can I receive the support pack from NHI?

It's very simple. Take a few moments to click here and input your details. Alternatively, contact NHI at 01 4699800. 


How can I spread the word? 

NHI's support pack contains within it posters for utilisation within the nursing home and wider community.

Also on this page, resources are provided for you to print from the convenience of your home to assist you in spreading the word. This includes template posters and a press release that you can tailor and send by email to your local newspaper, radio station or to your contacts via email.  

Your website and social media channels can also lead in helping you inform of the celebrations. 


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? 


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


Click here to download template press release to support you  in informing media and / or your contacts regarding your planned celebration / celebrations 

Click here to download Microsoft Word version of the poster that you can input relevant detail re your celebrations into and then print from the convenience of your nursing home 

Click here to download a Nursing Homes Week jpeg image that you can utilise on your social media and website pages



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