The jig is up: Mercy Place Lathlain residents embrace St Patrick’s Day spirit

St Patrick's Day fun at Mercy Place Lathlain.
St Patrick's Day fun at Mercy Place Lathlain.

THERE were no leprechauns or shamrocks to be seen but that did not stop seniors at Mercy Place Lathlain from celebrating St Patrick’s Day in style on Friday.

The day included a traditional jig performed by local Irish dancers, followed by an afternoon happy hour with a ‘green’ theme when it comes to both the specially prepared food and beverages.

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Mercy Place Lathlain acting service manager Surabh Nair said the organisation had a focus on ensuring residents participate in fun, social activities and generally find joy in their everyday lives.

“The residents involved did not do many jigs themselves, but they definitely got into the ‘green’ spirit and the music, which was a part of the day, and which is also part and parcel of Irish culture which so many of us enjoyed celebrating,” he said.

“You certainly don’t have to be Irish to love and celebrate St. Patrick’s Day, and the day itself gives our team here another reason to celebrate the cultural diversity of our staff and residents that make up our home at Mercy Place Lathlain.”