Monthly archive for January 2015

Happy Birthday Girls and many more to come for Hutchinson Care Homes Ballyclare Residents Peggy , Cathleen and Rita

Residents and staff at Ballyclare are always up for a party so when it was time to celebrate Peggy, Cathleen and Rita’s birthdays they all celebrated together and it was smiles and cheers all the way. Harriet Dinsmore, Nurse Manager at Ballyclare, commented; “At the party Peggy

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Ballyclare Residents Enjoy Haggis , Neeps and Tatties as they Celebrate Burns Night

Burns Night is annually celebrated in Scotland on or around January 25. The Burns Supper is an institution of Scottish life: a night to celebrate the life and works of the national Bard – Robert Burns. Suppers can range from an informal gathering of friends to a

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Not Quite Exploris but It’s a Start as Clareview Residents Add Tropical Aquarium to The Ollar Lounge

The Northern Ireland Aquarium was opened by Ards Borough Council in 1987 to enable the public to view the amazingly diverse marine life that exists around these islands. Sited in Portaferry on the shores of the Marine Nature reserve of Strangford Lough which contains nearly three quarters

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Anyone can catch your eye, but it takes someone special to catch your heart as Clareview Residents Prepare for Valentines Day

Saint Valentine’s Day, also known as Valentine’s Day or the Feast of Saint Valentine is a holiday observed on February 14 each year. It is celebrated in many countries around the world, although it is not a holiday in most of them. The day was first associated

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Clareview Residents Celebrate Burns Night Full of Pomp and Ceremony

The Burns Supper is an institution of Scottish life: a night to celebrate the life and works of the national Bard – Robert Burns. Suppers can range from an informal gathering of friends to a huge, formal dinner full of pomp and circumstance. With a running order

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Student Nurses Rebekah, Emily and Melissa have fond memories of their time at Hutchinson Care Homes’ Clonlee

Hutchinson Care Homes’ Clonlee staff and residents have recently had the pleasure of the company of three Student Nurses at the home.  Rebekah McCreery, Emily Kane, and Melissa Telford, students at University of Ulster in Magee,  have been on placement at the care home and had high

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Hutchinson Care Homes’ Drummaul House residents sparrow moment to make bird feeders this Winter

Feeding birds in the garden is a popular activity – over half of adults in the UK feed birds in their garden. That’s a lot of extra help for the birds!  The RSPB and the British Trust for Ornithology both suggest feeding birds all year round.  However, it

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Birthday Celebrations and New Age Kurling Cup Handover in memory of Maggie Agar at Clonlee

Clonlee resident Hanna Cunningham recently celebrated her 89th birthday with friends, staff, residents and family, including her brother Tommy.  Everyone was thoroughly entertained by Raymond Anderson who sang Hanna’s favourite songs, and Hanna commented that she had the most delightful day with; “good fun, good food and

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After plenty of Christmas Indulgence it’s now time to get back to exercise classes at Hutchinson Care Homes’ Glenkeen House!

Residents, family, friends and staff at Hutchinson Care Homes’ Glenkeen House certainly enjoyed the Christmas spirit and the beautiful food during the festive season.  Christmas festivities even ran into Birthday celebrations for new resident Sarah Gamble, known as Sally, as her family visited to celebrate her 93rd

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Congratulations to Maria Bothwell on her success in her Open University Course

Hutchinson Care Homes are proud to announce that Maria Bothwell, Nurse Manager at Drummaul House, has completed a course in End of Life Care through The Open University over 18 months which consisted of two nine month modules; covering issues such as death and bereavement, and also

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