What is Maria’s Place?

At Maria's Place we believe that activity and life-long learning are cornerstones for a fulfilling life. We are committed to guiding caregivers to engage fully with those they care for in a meaningful and heartfelt way.

A collection of activity ideas and tips for the social, mental and physical wellbeing of older adults.


Lots of easy to make creative projects to do with individuals or groups.


Maria shares her experiences as a nursing home activity director.


Nutritional and fun recipes to make with the person you are caring for.

Staying active as you age is proven to be beneficial for memory, mood, mobility, strength, mental capacity and social wellbeing

Quizzes & Word Games

Fun activities to challenge the brain and engage with others.

Quiet the Mind

Scenic videos, images, meditations and articles to relax the mind.


Simple seated exercises and how-to massage videos.

See what our customers have to say

“Well, I have discovered Maria's Place and must say it has become a special addition to my life. I was a very busy mom along with my husband and now that our six daughters have grown up I took the challenge to return to work. Traveling on the train into Dublin I receive a “Time Out” email from Maria's Place every Wednesday morning. It refreshes the beautiful memories we all have as children growing up right into adulthood. A tonic for the heart. Time Out gives lots of interesting thoughts and helpful ideas.”

Pauline M.Time Out Newsletter Testimonial

“Maria’s Place website has been a wonderful innovative resource for all of us in St Elizabeth’s Nursing Home including staff and the families of our residents. We have learned to use the activities for the residents, and we have witnessed great improvement in the physical and mental abilities of the residents who now take an interest in the activities programme. When we give feedback to families we promote Maria’s Place so that they can use the website as a resource and practice the activities with the resident. Maria’s Place website is easy to use; the activities are explained very well and easily understood.”

Brenda K.St Elizabeth’s Nursing Home

“Maria's Place is a wonderful resource for all carers who need support or simply want to learn new ideas and activities. Their ethos acknowledges the stresses associated with care giving and provides simple advice and strategies to help carers. The simple ideas for activities are suitable for young and old without huge financial outlay and we highly recommend supporting this innovative and much welcome resource.”

Helen MackenDirector of Learning and Development

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