Monday, November 14, 2005

Send me here when I'm old and lame


DUBLIN, Ireland - A nursing home in Ireland has hit on a cheering way to keep up the spirits of its elderly patients -- by providing its own pub.
St Mary's Hospital in County Monaghan, near the Irish border with Northern Ireland, believes ready access to a good pint may help its patients -- average age 85 -- actually live longer.

"We would say the whole social aspect of life does extend the years -- it means the patients aren't bored to death," Rose Mooney, assistant director of nursing told Reuters.

The pub, which opens at 11 a.m. and closes at 9 p.m. and charges normal bar prices, had also led to an increase in the number of visitors, she said.
Having its own bar made the hospital, which has around 140 patients, unique in Ireland, she added.


Anonymous said...

These people have it together.

This nusrsing home should merge with one near me in Johnstown Pa.
A plumber was called out to the nursing home in Johnstown because the main drain was cloggged. After removing the obstruction (about 100 condoms), that home was rocking once more.

I do respect my elders.

Gort said...

You gotta love them. Our elders can teach us so much, even about safe sex.

Anonymous said...

Leave it to the Irish to come up with such a wonderful idea--hope that it makes it over here by the time His Holiness is convalescing. My Blessing on Ireland and us all!

Anonymous said...

A pint a day keep the doctor away