Monthly archive for May 2014

Harry Reid is crowned the winner of the Hutchinson Care Homes X Factor 2014!

Harry Reid is crowned the winner of the Hutchinson Care Homes X Factor 2014!

    Hutchinson Care Homes’ Clonlee recently hosted an exciting X-Factor competition! Entries from the residents from all of the homes in the group met together to show off their talents and it was an exceptional afternoon. Singing, poem recitals, and musical instruments kept everybody thoroughly entertained. Everyone gave their best

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Hutchinson Care Homes’ Clonlee residents enjoy a sing-along with Men’s Shed!

Hutchinson Care Homes’ Clonlee residents enjoy a sing-along with Men’s Shed!

Men’s Shed recently came in to entertain the residents with their own arrangement of ballads, songs and jokes. Everyone joined in and the singing was loud and wonderful and the jokes put BIG smiles on their faces. Just what the doctor ordered.  There’s never any long faces

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Rebecca McCaughey shares her experience of The £ for lb challenge at Hutchinson Care Homes

Rebecca McCaughey shares her experience of The £ for lb challenge at Hutchinson Care Homes

Rebecca McCaughey from Massereene Manor, recently took part in the Business in the Community £ for lb challenge at Hutchinson Care Homes.  Here, she explains how this challenge has helped her, with the support of her Champion Siobhan Brammeld. “I would like to tell you about my weight

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Hutchinson Care Homes win the award for Most Engaged Workforce at the Business in the Community £ for lb Celebration Event

Hutchinson Care Homes win the award for Most Engaged Workforce at the Business in the Community £ for lb Celebration Event

Hutchinson Care Homes are proud to announce that at a Business in the Community awards ceremony on the 8th May 2014 at Stormont, Hutchinson Care Homes won the award for Most Engaged Workforce that got involved in the £ for lb Challenge.  During this initiative, which was

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Hutchinson Care Homes’ Ballyclare Nursing Home get crafty making Easter bonnets!

Hutchinson Care Homes’ Ballyclare Nursing Home get crafty making Easter bonnets!

It has been yet another busy month in Ballyclare Nursing Home!  The staff and residents enjoyed making Easter bonnets for a competition, and the handiwork was admired by all the visitors to the home! Deborah Fitzsimmons, Activity Therapist of Ballyclare Nursing Home, commented; “We had a fantastic Easter! 

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Hutchinson Care Homes’ Clonlee residents enjoy a Strictly Come Tea Dance

Hutchinson Care Homes’ Clonlee residents enjoy a Strictly Come Tea Dance

Clonlee resident Margaret Moore and her daughter Irene recently attended a wonderful Strictly Come Tea Dance in Old Court House Antrim along with  Jean Hunter, Staff Nurse Rachel Devine and Margaret Agar.  Two’s Trouble provided the music at the dance. Also in news at Clonlee this week,Cook Adel and

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Hutchinson Care Homes’ Clonlee residents and staff join the Race for Pink at the Giro d’Italia!

Hutchinson Care Homes’ Clonlee residents and staff join the Race for Pink at the Giro d’Italia!

Staff and residents at Hutchinson Care Homes’ Clonlee recently enjoyed a wonderful carnival atmosphere on Giro d’Italia Race Day! The Belfast road was buzzing with pink flags and all sorts of entertainment. The rainy weather could not dampen their spirits, so everyone was out to cheer on

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Frances and Adel from Hutchinson Care Homes’ Clonlee are fit as fiddles!

Frances and Adel from Hutchinson Care Homes’ Clonlee are fit as fiddles!

Hutchinson Care Homes would like to congratulate two of our valued members of staff from Clonlee, Night Staff Nurse Frances Gault, and Head Cook Adel Woods on taking part in some strenuous marathons!  France successfully completed the Lisburn Half Marathon, and Adel took part in the Belfast

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Hutchinson Care Homes’ Glenkeen House and Drummaul House staff add to their skillsets after completing courses in Dementia Awareness and Health and Social Care

Hutchinson Care Homes’ Glenkeen House and Drummaul House staff add to their skillsets after completing courses in Dementia Awareness and Health and Social Care

Hutchinson Care Homes are proud to announce that their staff continue to go above and beyond the call of duty by completing courses such as Dementia Awareness to further improve the high standards of care that they provide for the residents in the home. Professor Dean recently

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Hutchinson Care Homes’ Clareview Nursing Home residents enjoy an egg-exciting Easter!

Hutchinson Care Homes’ Clareview Nursing Home residents enjoy an egg-exciting Easter!

It has been yet another busy month in Clareview Nursing Home!  The residents enjoyed making Easter cards and salt dough Easter bunnies and eggs which they painted and hung on the Easter Tree in Clareview.  The handiwork was admired by all the visitors to the home! Residents enjoyed another

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