Monthly archive for March 2014

The fun at Hutchinson Care Homes’ Clonlee seems to never stop!

The fun at Hutchinson Care Homes’ Clonlee seems to never stop!

The residents have been keeping so busy lately it is hard to keep up!  Emily McGarry, Maureen Hill and Maggie Agar recently celebrated their birthday together during a great afternoon with music provided by Stuart Chestnutt  who played all the birthday requests. Maggie sang her favourite song

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St Patrick’s Day Celebrations at Hutchinson Care Homes’ Massereene Manor

St Patrick’s Day Celebrations at Hutchinson Care Homes’ Massereene Manor

St Patrick’s Day was celebrated in both John Irvine House and Adeleine House this year; with residents ,staff and relatives dancing and singing along with Entertainer Robert. Then everyone had St Patrick’s themed green juice and green iced cupcakes kindly provided by Massereene Manor’s cook.  Janice Donnelly, Activity Therapist

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Clareview Nursing Home’s staff and residents enjoy Tea Parties, St Patrick’s Day Celebrations, and visits from the Brain Bus!

The staff and residents of Clareview have had another busy month.  They enjoyed a session onboard the Brain Bus, which the residents found very enjoyable and loved using the interactive equipment and loved seeing footage of local well loved areas! Residents also made Valentines Day decorations and

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Hutchinson Care Homes’ Drummaul House staff and residents wish Dr Ford all the best with his retirement

Drummaul House staff and residents have been busy as usual this month, including celebrating St Patricks Day with entertainment and buffet style food afterwards.  All the residents had a great day’s craic and danced the legs off themselves to music provided by Double Trouble.   During another

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What have the residents at Ballyclare Nursing Home been up to this month?

  Have a look at all the photographs to see what the staff and residents of Ballycare Nursing Home got up to in February, including Valentine’ celebrations and a quiz between Ballyclare and Drummaul House to name just a few!     Deborah Fitzsimmons, Activity Therapist of

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Love in the Manor at Hutchinson Care Homes!

Love in the Manor at Hutchinson Care Homes!

Love was all around in Massereene Manor on Valentines Day this year! The residents in Broomhill residential unit decorated all their dining room tables, and William and Kathleen Hamilton enjoyed a lovely dinner together. Janice Donnelly, Activity Nurse at Massereene Manor, commented; “Maplehill unit was decorated for our

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Hutchinson Care Homes’ Massereene Manor Residents and Parkhall School Students together make a Dynamic Design Team

Hutchinson Care Homes’ Massereene Manor Residents and Parkhall School Students together make a Dynamic Design Team

Hutchinson Care Homes’ Massereene Manor residents have been working with Parkhall School on design of a new sign for the home’s new Hairdressing Salon and the new sign has arrived!  The sign was designed especially for residents with dementia , as they see colours and designs differently

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Hutchinson Care Homes’ Clonlee residents Ellen and James celebrate their Gold Wedding Anniversary

Hutchinson Care Homes’ Clonlee residents Ellen and James celebrate their Gold Wedding Anniversary

Hutchinson Care Homes’ Clonlee residents, Ellen and James Shields, held their 50th Wedding Anniversary Celebrations in Clonlee on 1st of March. They were married during a Leap year day on the 29th of February all those years ago but as this is not a leap year they

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A flipping good Pancake Tuesday at Hutchinson Care Homes’ Clonlee!

A flipping good Pancake Tuesday at Hutchinson Care Homes’ Clonlee!

Pancake Tuesday was a flipping good day at Hutchinson Care Homes’ Clonlee when all the old time cooks got their hands on a few eggs and some flour.  Lots of tips on how to make the best and most delicious pancakes were given out and everyone wanted

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Hutchinson Care Homes’ Drummaul House celebrates Pancake Tuesday!

Hutchinson Care Homes’ Drummaul House celebrates Pancake Tuesday!

On Tuesday 4th March, residents from Drummaul House had an afternoon of fun whilst cooking pancakes on the griddle after preparing the batter to acknowledge Pancake Tuesday! Maria Bothwell, Nurse Manager at Drummaul House commented; “In the photos you can see just how well our residents got stuck

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