Monthly archive for March 2015

Ruby Burns enjoys an afternoon of song, dance and a special surprise performance!

Hutchinson Care Homes’ Clonlee resident, Ruby Burns, recently attended a lovely Tea Dance in The Old Court House in Antrim.  Music was provided by Double Trouble and Ruby thoroughly enjoyed watching all the ladies with their partners whizzing around the dance floor.  She said she felt like

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St. Patrick’s Day at Hutchinson Care Homes’Clonlee…fun for all the family!

St. Patrick’s celebrations at Hutchinson Care Homes’ Clonlee were filled with fun, laughter and plenty of music! During the afternoon the residents were entertained by Stewart Chestnutt who played all the old time Irish favourites and encouraged them to sing-a-long with him.  Then in the evening everyone

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There’s something fishy going on at Clareview!

Things have got very exciting at Clareview! This morning, Thursday 19th March, Clareview Activity Therapist Paula’s excited squeals could be heard all over the home upon discovering that one of the fish in the Collinview Lounge had given birth to 7 babies!   The babies had managed to make their way to

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Glenkeen goes Green for St. Patrick’s Day!

Saint Patrick’s Day, or the Feast of Saint Patrick is a cultural and religious celebration held on 17 March, the traditional death date of Saint Patrick, the foremost patron saint of Ireland.  But I’m sure you don’t need to be told that, because during this St. Patrick’s Day

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St. Patrick’s Day is a week-long event at Hutchinson Care Homes’ Clareview!

On Sunday 15th March, staff and residents at Clareview kicked off their week of St Patrick’s day celebrations with an Irish Dancing performance by a few of the dancers from Erinmore Dance School. The residents thoroughly enjoyed the dancing and didnt want it to stop, with the

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A Mother’s Day celebration fit for the Queen at Clareview Nursing Home

Mother’s Day is a modern celebration honouring motherhood, maternal bonds, and the influence of mothers in society. It is celebrated on various days in many parts of the world, and in Northern Ireland this year it fell on Sunday 15th March. Residents, staff and of course family,

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Hutchinson Care Homes’ Clareview residents make their faces funny for money!

On Friday 13th March, Red Nose Day came back, and once again, the nation geared up to put on their Noses, pull out all the stops, and get fundraising, and it was no different for the residents at Hutchinson Care Homes’ Clareview.  Residents entered into the spirit

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Happy St Patrick’s Day from Ballyclare Nursing Home

This St. Patrick’s Day, it seemed that the whole world wanted to be Irish.  From The London Eye to the Leaning Tower of Pisa, The Roman Colosseum to Edinburgh Castle, and The Sydney Opera House to the Munich City Hall, across the world famous landmarks lit up

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If you can’t bring Drummaul to the shop, bring the shop to Drummaul!

The residents at Hutchinson Care Homes’ Drummaul House are always up to something new!  This week, residents, staff, family and friends all enjoyed a wonderful fashion display from Bonmarché in Ballymena.  Residents had fun viewing and trying clothes from jumpers to jewellery, and tunics to jackets. Bonmarché

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The residents at Ballyclare Nursing Home get active during their Rhythm and Movement class

On Monday 2nd March Hutchinson Ballyclare Nursing Home had a visit from a special guest, Philomena, who ran a Rhythm and Movement afternoon for all the staff and residents.  A regular treat for the residents, Philomena’s Rhythm and Movement classes involves songs, percussion instruments and musical quizzes.

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