Hertfordshire care home residents enjoy St Patrick's Day

Posted on 18 March 2011

People paying for care in a Hertfordshire home have been treated to some special activities for St Patrick's Day, including an Irish-themed quiz and drinks.

Residents at Houndswood House dressed up in green clothing before listening to limericks and enjoying an Irish stew for lunch, while surrounded by green balloons and bunting, the Borehamwood Times reports.

To add an extra touch of Irish flavour, people at the home were given an Irish cream liqueur and an entertainer who sang traditional songs for over an hour.

"Everyone had a great time, including the staff," Val Lock, activities coordinator at Houndswood House, told the newspaper.

"Residents were singing along and clapping. A merry time was had by all."

Last week, people at The Elms care home in Crewe were given all manner of creepy crawlies including spiders and scorpions to handle as part of an animal therapy programme, the Crewe Guardian reports.

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