St Luke’s Home Celebrates 25 Years in Mahon, Cork

On Thursday 21st November a large gathering of staff, friends and volunteers came to celebrate with the residents, 25 years in Mahon for St Luke’s Home, Cork.   Mr Tony O’Brien, CEO of the Charity gave the opening address.  Bishop Paul Colton, President and Chairman of the Charity warmly welcomed the new Bishop of Cork and Ross,  Bishop Fintan Gavin,  and also the Deputy Lord Mayor of Cork, Cllr Fergal Dennehy.

Deputy Lord Mayor of Cork Cllr. Fergal Dennehy speaks with residents Sheila and Annie at St. Luke’s Charity and Home at a celebration to mark the 25th anniversary of their move from Military Hill to Mahon (in 1994).
Pic: Diane Cusack

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Bishop of Cork, Cloyne and Ross and Chair of the Board, Dr. Paul Colton, gives a tour of the facility to the Bishop of Cork and Ross, Fintan Gavin, at St. Luke’s Charity and Home during a celebration to mark the 25th anniversary of their move from Military Hill to Mahon (in 1994).
Pic: Diane Cusack

In 1994 the move from what is currently the Ambassador Hotel on Military Hill took place following the gift of a site in Mahon from Cork City Council. Since then St Luke’s Home has grown from strength to strength and is now a highly regarded campus for the Older Person with a particular expertise in the area of dementia.

Bishop Paul Colton makes a special presentation  to Bobby, one of the residents who moved from Military Hill to Mahon in 1994. Pic: Diane Cusack

As well as providing a home for 128 Residents, St Luke’s also operates a daycare and respite facility, an Education Centre called Northridge House, a Foundation, and a Community Dementia Outreach Service.

A Registered Charity, St Luke’s was delighted to share its birthday celebrations with other key players in the Cork charity sector, namely Noreen Dorgan (CEO of S.H.A.R.E.), Paddy O’Brien (Irish Heart Foundation), Paula Mc Govern and Noreen Smiddy from Marymount Hospice, to name a few.

Special presentations were made to staff members who have worked with St Luke’s for the last 25 years and also to 4 recent retirees. Joan Jeffery, one of the management team who has worked for the Charity in Mahon from the outset, replied on behalf of everyone.

Bishop of Cork, Cloyne and Ross and Chair of the Board, Dr. Paul Colton, presents Joan Jeffrey from Glounthaune with an award for 25 years service during the celebration to mark the 25th anniversary of St. Luke’s Charity and Home moving from Military Hill to Mahon (in 1994).
Pic: Diane Cusack

 

Bishop Colton then invited Joan Jeffery,  to cut the ‘birthday cake’.

Deputy Lord Mayor, Cllr. Fergal Dennehy, Joan Jeffery, Assistant Director of Finance &; Administration, Bishop of Cork, Cloyne and Ross and Chair of the Board, Dr. Paul Colton, Bishop of Cork and Ross, Dr Fintan Gavin, Tony O’Brien, CEO, and Paddy O’Brien, Irish Heart Foundation, pictured at St. Luke’s Charity and Home at a celebration to mark the 25th anniversary of their move from Military Hill to Mahon (in 1994).
Pic: Diane Cusack

Afterwards a new hair salon especially for people living with dementia was opened in Maguire House (one of the four residential areas of the Home).

Tony O’Brien, CEO, Bishop of Cork and Ross, Dr Fintan Gavin, Joan Jeffery, Assistant Director of Finance & Administration, Deputy Lord Mayor, Cllr. Fergal Dennehy, and Bishop of Cork, Cloyne and Ross and Chair of the Board, Dr. Paul Colton, pictured at St. Luke’s Charity and Home at a celebration to mark the 25th anniversary of their move from Military Hill to Mahon (in 1994).
Pic: Diane Cusack

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