Monthly archive for February 2015

An afternoon of sparkles and gemstones at Ballyclare Nursing Home

The residents at Ballyclare love show and tell days, when they can see and learn about new things! This week, Ruth Smyth, Activity Therapist at Ballyclare Nursing Home brought in her collection of gemstones to the home, to show the residents what they look like.  Ruth makes

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Roses are red, violets are blue, Massereene staff love Valentine’s Day, and the residents do too!

Valentine’s Day is a special day to show those around us how much we love them. So it’s no surprise that staff, residents, friends and family at Massereene Manor held their own Valentine’s Day celebrations to mark the occasion. Saint Valentine’s Day, also known as Valentine’s Day

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Pancake Day Crêped up on the staff and residents at Massereene Manor

Shrove Tuesday or Pancake Tuesday, precedes Ash Wednesday, The first Day of Lent  and is a day of great merriment and anticipation, especially at Massereene Manor Nursing Home in Antrim. Being the last day before Lent we all consider indulging in food that one sacrifices for the

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Good to see old friends and new at Hutchinson Care Homes Clonlee Extension Official Opening

It was good to see old friends and new as Hutchinson Care Homes officially opened the new expansion at Clonlee Private Nursing Home in Antrim along with the Major of Antrim Brian Graham. The Open Day was supported by past members of staff and past residents relatives

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Pancake Tuesday, Gardening and Bowling Keeps
Everyone Busy at Drummaul House Private Nursing Home

Shrove Tuesday or Pancake Tuesday, precedes Ash Wednesday, the first day of Lent  and was a day of great merriment and anticipation at Drummaul Private Nursing Home in Randalstown. Being the last day before Lent we all consider indulging in food that one sacrifices for the upcoming

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More Birthday Celebrations at Clareview Nursing home but can you guess whose birthday it was? Can you Sharon?

Residents and staff at Clareview are always up for a party so when it was time to celebrate the birthday last Friday of the Nurse Manager Sharon Bell they all celebrated together and it was smiles and cheers all the way. Paula, Activity Therapist at Clareview let

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Let’s Take a Trip Down Memory Lane at Ballyclare Nursing Home

Reminiscence therapy helps to improve psychological well-being and is often used with older people. This form of therapeutic intervention respects the life and experiences of the individual with the aim to help the patient maintain good mental health. Reminiscence therapy appears to have positive and even lasting

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Clonlee Residents Waltzed Off To Old Court House in Antrim

Now as Lance Corporal Jones from Dad’s Army used to say – “Don’t Panic”… none of the residents or staff at Clonlee Nursing Home are in any kind of trouble with the law. Nothing to worry about in fact as The Old Court House in Antrim was

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Trip over love, you can get up. Fall in love and you fall forever. Clareview Residents Celebrate The Perfect Valentine’s Day with Afternoon Tea

Why was Cupid chosen to represent Valentine’s Day?  Paula, Activity Therapist at Clareview tells us that when she thinks about romance and it’s quite often we’re told – it’s that George Clooney thing again Paula- you need to let go – he’s married now –  the last

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Valentine’s Day and Billy’s 95th Birthday means
Double celebrations in Ballyclare Nursing home

Valentine’s Day is a special day to show our true loves and soul mates what they mean to us. Best illustrated at Ballyclare Nursing Home as they held their own Valentine’s Day celebrations. Saint Valentine’s Day, also known as Valentine’s Day or the Feast of Saint Valentine

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