Saint John of God Community Services - Ireland
Kildare Services Seasons Day Programme
from left: Elizabeth Gannon, Sean Kelly and Edel Kelly receiving their Certificate in Co-operative Learning from Minister Kathleen Lynch during the Graduation Ceremony at DCU.
Seasons Day Programme, located in the Abbey at Celbridge, supports adults to participate in a variety of centre and community based educational, work, leisure and recreational based programmes.
A team, comprising staff, an adult that we support and a family member took part in the Co-operative Learning Programme at DCU. The Co-operative Learning Team identified Music and the Arts as their project theme. As a result of the DCU programme, participants at Seasons have completed a 10 week Music Therapy Programme, working with music students from Ballyfermot College of Further Education and National Concert Hall. Participants have also attended local musical recitals.
A Sibling Group has been formed to support family members to attend music and arts events in the community. Members, with the support of siblings, have attended a Beatles concert and are looking forward to attending Abba Forever at the Civic Theatre in Tallaght in December.
Saint John of God Kildare Services supports and empowers children and adults with intellectual disability to be active participants in the community in which they live.