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Meet Anthony Kenny

Anthony Kenny
Anthony Kenny - Dublin

I used to moan and feel sorry for myself but now I do not let my mobility impairment get in the way of taking part in other things.

RehabCare staff have given me tremendous support and always help me in any way they can.

I feel like I belong here and my quality of life has definitely improved.

Playing Snooker
Playing Snooker

Relaxing
Relaxing

Achievement
Achievement

Time for a Song!
Time for a Song!

I have been attending the RehabCare resource centere in Ballyfermot since 2005. I take part in programmes such as Express Yourself, Wellbeing and Independent Living. I like playing games such as Bean Bags and Skittles. I also play pool during hobby time. I enjoy the company of other people here at the centre and my favourite thing to do is to have a healthy debate. I like discussions around topics which I am passionate about and I love other people asking me questions. I also enjoy listening to old Irish music and songs from the 40s and 50s.

On a typical day I get collected by the bus at 8.30am and arrive to the centre around 9am. I say good morning to everybody in the centre and take part in the morning programme activities. We have our morning tea break at 9.45am. Afterwards, I usually go out into the neighbourhood for a walk or for a coffee with someone else from the centre, usually my friend Catherine. Lunch in the centre is at 12.30pm and in the afternoons I do various programmes such as playing Boccia. At 3pm, I get dropped home by the centre bus. I go to the centre four days a week. I take Fridays off to get housework done!

My hobbies are listening to music, playing snooker and taking the dogs for a walk. I like meeting new people and listening to others, helping people solve their problems.

I had three goals in my person-centred plan: 1) To find out about the bin waiver charges and then look at switching provider; 2) Learn how to play checkers; 3) Visit my wife’s grave with my keyworker, Donna Hughes. I have achieved all three of these goals with my own determination and support from staff.

The best thing about coming to the centre is that it has helped me to learn to accept my disability more. Seeing how well others cope has inspired me to get over my own accident. I used to moan and feel sorry for myself but now I do not let my mobility impairment get in the way of taking part in other things.

The other people in the resource centre here in Ballyfermot put on a play in the summer of 2011, shortly after my wife passed away. In order to give back and show my appreciation for the support everybody gave to me at the time, I decided to read a prayer. This prayer was very dear to me and it was a way of saying ‘break a leg’ to everyone before they performed in front of a huge room full of people. That is a day I will never forget!

RehabCare staff have given me tremendous support and always help me in any way they can. They make regular appointments for me. I am assisted in using the telephone if I need to contact somebody about my house or my health. I was overwhelmed by the love shown by both the staff and the people who use the service when my wife passed away. I feel that since attending RehabCare in 2005, I have maximised my own independence and feel part of the community. I feel like I belong and my quality of life has definitely improved.

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