Monthly archive for April 2015

Hutchinson Care Homes’ Drummaul House residents have fun in the sun

Before the April showers kicked in, Drummaul House residents had a lovely time at Easter making bonnets and welcoming Spring to Drummaul with open arms. Residents and staff enjoyed the good weather and even brought puzzles outside in the sunshine wearing hats and Easter bonnets.   We

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Resident Jeannie Close’s Granddaughter wows Clareview with her musical talent

On a Wednesday afternoon scattered with April showers, our residents were able to forget about the unpredictable weather as they listened to some well known tunes played on a Silver Flute by Lisa, resident Jeannie Close’s granddaughter, who is visiting her grandmother from South Africa.   In her younger years, Jeannie

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Happy 70th Anniversary to Ballyclare Residents Hugh and Ida Graham

This week residents, staff, family and friends of Ballyclare Private Nursing celebrated one of our resident’s 70th wedding anniversary. Hugh Graham and his wife Ida met at a treasure hunt when they were 16, and it was love at first sight. They courted for six years and married

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Staff and residents welcome the newest member of the Clareview family

Yesterday residents and staff alike were delighted to welcome Baby Oliver Reid into the Clareview Private Nursing Home.   Oliver’s mother Lana is a Care Assistant here at Clareview and brought young Oliver and his sister Grace in to visit everyone. Clareview’s Activity Therapist, Paula, commented; “Residents were

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Clareview residents have a Tea Party fit for a Queen

Yesterday in Clareview, on the 21st April, residents, staff, family and friends celebrated the 89th Birthday of HRH Elizabeth II with, you guessed it, a tea party!  Tea parties are what we do best here at Clareview!   Party-goers dined on homemade apple creams, pastel coloured meringues, scones with

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Ballyclare Nursing Home residents celebrate Easter and the arrival of Spring!

Staff, residents, family and friends have been celebrating the arrival of spring with music, games and plenty of treats.  Tom the music man led the musical fun and had everybody dancing and singing along.  Agnes sang “Running Bear,” with him and Rita danced a waltz!  Tom (and some

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Hutchinson Care Homes wishes Massereene Manor Cook Irene McCullough all the best in her retirement

Irene McCullough has been a cook in Massereene Manor for 17 years and retired this March. Staff, residents, family and friends got together to celebrate Irene’s commitment to the care home for almost two decades, and to wish her all the best for the future. Here you

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The Easter Bunny Hops On Down to Join in the Easter Celebrations at Clareview Nursing Home

On Thursday 2nd April, our residents and staff were treated to a visit by the Easter Bunny, who hoppily delivered Easter Eggs to everyone.  The Easter Bunny even stayed around to have a dance with residents at our party where all the residents wore the Easter bonnets

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Another Cracking Easter at Drummaul House and Ethel Wins the Competitive Easter Bonnet Competition

It’s been another cracking Easter in Hutchinson Care Homes’ Drummaul House in Randalstown. The residents spent time preparing for Easter with lots of crafts and decorated the home with a taste of Spring. After much effort we held an Easter parade and Ethel won the Easter bonnet

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Glenkeen House residents enjoy a wonderful Easter performance from resident Jackie!

Hutchinson Care Homes’ Glenkeen House held a wonderful Easter Party on the 1st April..but don’t worry the festivities began at 2pm so there were no April Fools Day pranks! Residents, staff, family and friends enjoyed singing and dancing, and tasting all the wonderful Easter treats that had

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