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Agency programs find creative ways to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day! – Intandem

Day Hab adds a spin to the holiday with their Leprechaun Traps

On Friday March 16th, Day Hab celebrated St. Patrick’s day. However, they added a spin to the beloved holiday’s usual activities. Originally they were going to do a scavenger hunt for Lep

rechauns hidden around the facility. But, two direct support professionals wanted to do something different; something

more interactive.

That is when Trisha Wineberg and Ally Gomez, direct support professionals at Day Hab, came up with the idea to make Leprechaun traps. This turned into a high involvement display of creativity and craftsmanship. Some traps lit up, some spun around and some came with a story.

P.S. No Leprechauns were harmed in this process!


Saturday Recreation sham-rocks the kitchen

On St. Patrick’s Day, Saturday Recreation, a

site-based respite program, had a St. Patrick’s Day Party in the Day Hab room at our Allegany Building. To celebrate, the group made St. Patrick’s day themed lunch – Reuben sliders, Irish Flag colored jello, fruit to make layered fruit cups to mimic the rainbow that leads to the pot of gold. The meals they have in Saturday rec area collaborative effort. The individuals in the program and staff work together to come up with the recipes, cook and clean up. In addition

to food, the group made Leprechaun themed puzzles and crafts to decorate. Respite providers

Barb, Angela and Bryan plan projects, set up and help as needed. In addition to planning crafts and activities and having holiday parties at rehab center sites, Saturday rec has an
overnight where they visit Allegany State Park, they go bowling, Garage Sale-ing, to
the movies and much more.


Linwood gets lucky with St.Patrick’s day dinner

On Thursday, March 15th, The Linwood Senior Center, operated out of The Rehab Center’s Allegany Building, had a St. Patrick’s Day dinner and day party with traditional Irish foods, decorations and games. The staff created a themed coin toss game, green

rice mystery search, trivia and provided everyone with St. Patrick’s day headpieces for fun photo, along

with a variety of other activities throughout the day. The day wasnt complete with a suprise “snowball attack” on the day hab program, also

located in the Allegany building. Staff and individuals we support joined in, throwing, dodging and catching the cotton “snowballs.”