Lots of Laughter at the Saint Patrick’s Day Celebration!

Whether or not residents were of Irish heritage, it’s safe to say we all had a blast celebrating Saint Patrick’s Day over the span of several days! On Friday, residents participated in a baking demonstration of homemade Irish Soda Bread; we even churned our own butter to generously spread on the fresh, warm bread. While everyone enjoyed the treat, they took a virtual trip to Ireland and learned all about the history, geography, climate, and lots of fun facts. Residents especially enjoyed viewing clips of traditional Irish step-dancing, particularly the tiny dancing children! On Sunday, residents baked cupcakes with Sterling and then helped frost them while listening to classic Irish tunes such as “Danny Boy” and “When Irish Eyes Are Smiling.” The following day, residents enjoyed live musical entertainment from Tony Rarus, who belted out some Irish favorites.

After dinner on Tuesday, residents gathered for a fun-filled evening at the Saint Patrick’s Day Party! Jeff from Dining Services put together a beautiful spread of mouth-watering treats including shamrock cookies, delicious chocolate fudge brownies, and green frosted cupcakes. We had a wonderful live music performance by Willie & Jan Nininger, whose set list was composed of songs Willie had performed on his recent trip to Ireland! We even had a hysterical dancing leprechaun doing an Irish jig throughout the show! Our Community Life Director, Diana, wore her favorite seasonal costume which was not only an intriguing optical illusion, but also caused a great deal of laughter! Be sure to check out the video of Diana and the leprechaun dancing to The Dubliners hit “The Black Velvet Band” with the very spunky, one-and-only Shirley Knox!

Until next year, may the Luck o’ the Irish be with you all!

Shirley dancing with Diana & her leprechaun friend!
Diana's optical illusion costume was a big hit with the crowd.. watch as one of our beloved residents shares a lively dance with the leprechaun during the Saint Patrick's Day show!


  1. Posted on 03/20/19 by Lynn Percopo

    Looks like fun! My mom has been a resident at East Village for 2 1/2 years. Not only does she love it there but we love it too! She is absolutely thriving!!

    • Posted on 03/22/19 by Diana Demers

      Thank you so much for the wonderful comment! We are so happy to hear that you love having your mom at East Village Place, and we’re also grateful that you’ve put your trust in us to provide care to your loved one.. Our goal is to make sure our residents our living life to the fullest & thriving! By the way, Carmella laughed hysterically at the leprechaun throughout the entire show and kept saying how funny the outfit was. She’s got a great sense of humor and is always fun to have in groups. Thank you again and have a great weekend!

  2. Posted on 03/24/19 by Gloria Smith

    So glad to see mom up dancing and enjoying the St. Patrick’s Day celebration. I’m sure everyone had a lot of fun. Thank you for making these moments so enjoyable.

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