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We hope you are all keeping safe and well. As restrictions begin to lift we are experiencing change once again. As we alter our lives and plans again it can come with a sense of anxiety. We could all do with a little bit of good news.
We hope today's feel good news brightens up your day. We've got some lovely stories.
Cocoon Tunes Bring Joy To Elderly
This made us smile from ear to ear. Music is a powerful force. It can change your mood in an instant and provide comfort and healing. Just look at the joy on the faces of these elderly residents from Anam Cara nursing home.
Near FM sent them some brightly coloured earphones to enjoy their "cocoon tunes" segment. It really is the little things! Cocoon Tunes happens Every Thursday from 3.30 – 4.30pm with Madeleine Ebbs (Dublin City Council) and Near FM’s Michael Sullivan.
"The idea is to try include a lot of older people who perhaps don’t have access to modern technology with a radio programme for those who are cocooning, with music from the 50’s 60’s and 70’s. You can send your requests to [email protected], text 087 6944599 or phone 01 8671190 "
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The residents in Anam Cara had a brilliant time listening to CocoonTunes on @nearfm and hearing all of their requests.
Thank you so much to NearFM for the headphones, the residents had a great time#Cocooning #Covid19 #MakingTheMostOfIt pic.twitter.com/EkhF2TxQsu
— Fold Ireland (@Fold_Ireland) May 22, 2020
Cocooning Father Makes House Replica Using A Shoe Box
This wonderful news comes from Susan Keogh who might just be the proudest daughter in Ireland. While cocooning, her father (86) created a replica of his own home using a shoe box. Isn't it just incredible? In Susan's words
" My cute little Dad (84) made this replica of their house out of a shoebox while he’s been cocooning during #COVID19 I’m not able for him at all "
— Susan Keogh (@susankeoghnews) May 23, 2020
Meeting His Baby Sister
We needed to see this today. The absolute innocence of such a life changing meeting. When a little boy meets his baby sister for the first time. We are so happy for you Jen. Bodhi is going to be the BEST big brother. Welcome to the world Everleigh.