Monthly archive for June 2015

Visitors and Residents make For A Day with a Difference at Drummaul House National Care Open Day

Drummaul Nursing Home in Randalstown recently took part in the Care Home Open day. The idea behind the day was to encourage local people to visit care homes in their community and to work together to develop better relationships and to showcase what we do in care

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Summer Outing Had Us a Blast, Way Down to Carnlough, The Day went so Fast…

…went with Paula, crazy as can be!  Try singing that to the Olivia Newton John lyrics of Summer Nights and it will make more sense. Anyway it hardly seems a year since Paula, The Activity Therapist currently residing in Zante, Greece hoping for a ‘Shirley Valentine’ moment

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It Was All Hands on Deck for National Care Home Open Day
at Ballyclare Nursing Home

Ballyclare Nursing Home in Ballyclare recently took part in the Care Home Open day. The idea behind the day was to encourage local people to visit care homes in their community and to work together to develop better relationships. This year the Ballyclare theme was “These are

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Care Home Open Day at Clonlee Becomes another Excuse for a Party

Clonlee Nursing Home in Antrim recently took part in the Care Home Open day. The idea behind the day was to encourage local people to visit care homes in their community and to work together to develop better relationships. The theme of the day was celebrating the

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Hands Up Everyone who Helped make the Care Home Open Day at Clareview a Great Success

Clareview Nursing Home in Ballyclare recently took part in the Care Home Open day. The idea behind the day was to encourage local people to visit care homes in their community and to work together to develop better relationships. This important connection is something that Clareview has

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Regular visitor Harry treats the residents of Ballyclare to a game of Snakes and Ladders!

On Friday afternoon last week, Clonlee residents enjoyed the company of their regular visitor, Harry aged 7, and be brought a brilliant new game with him…a GIANT snakes and ladders…queue a lot of fun and laughter! Ruth Smyth, Activity Therapist at Ballyclare Private Nursing Home, commented; “There

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Oh Clonlee residents do like to be beside the seaside!

Let’s face it, we haven’t had the best luck with good weather recently here in Northern Ireland!  So Clonlee staff and residents took matters into their own hands…they decided if the weather isn’t good enough to go to the beach, they would bring the beach to Clonlee!

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“We’ll meet again…don’t know where, don’t know when” but Mark and Matt will be back again to Clonlee for more WW2 stories!

We all know that residents at Hutchinson Care Homes’ Clonlee love nothing more than a good ol’ chinwag, and residents recently enjoyed a wee natter and reminiscence about WW2 and VE Day. Mark Garnett and Matt Herbison brought in their collections of artefacts from the war years and

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Clareview Residents enjoy a sing-along with Ronnie McCullough

Hutchinson Care Homes’ Clareview residents were delighted to see the return of Ronnie McCullough this week to sing and entertain us!  Lots of singing to a wide range of popular tunes was the order of the day – all accompanied by Ronnie on his guitar. Clareview’s Activity

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Sponsor a Sunflower Competition at Ballyclare Private Nursing Home

In anticipation of some (hopefully!) good weather coming our way, instead of the horrible rain we have been having recently, staff and residents at Ballyclare Nursing Home have been planting sunflowers for the summer. To make it more fun and add a little competitiveness, we decided to

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