Monthly archive for March 2016

Easter celebrations at Ballyclare with Tom the Music Man

It certainly was a Easter to remember at Ballyclare as they held a great Easter party. Our beloved regular entertainer Tom the Music Man came to perform for us and everyone had a lovely evening and plenty of laughs. Our residents joined in with his huge variety

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Cracking Easter Preparations well under way at Ballyclare

They waste no time at Ballyclare as no sooner have they celebrated St Patrick’s Day then they swiftly move on to making preparations for the Easter period . Making our own decorations always puts the residents in the mood for Easter as it gets them talking and

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Diddly Music gets The St Patrick’s Day’s Celebrations going at Drummaul House

It was quite a party at Drummmaul House as the residents celebrated St Patrick’s Day and listened to old traditional music while they had afternoon tea followed by Irish Dancers from the local community come to preform. Nurse Manager Maria Bothwell commented: “Thank you to the wonderful

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St Patrick’s Day at Ballyclare Gets The Toes A Tapping As Leprechaun makes Surprise Visit

Ballyclare celebrated St Patrick’s day in style. They had a service of celebration of the life of St Patrick, from his humble beginnings in slavery to his return and bringing Christianity to Ireland and using the simple shamrock for his teaching. A wee visitor was in Ballyclare

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Clonlee Meets Mitch and a Rather Unusual ‘Bestie’

Not quite sure if the word ‘bestie’ has reached the Oxford English dictionary but it is a word that we have all heard of from our children and children’s friends. But how many relationships have you heard of where the ‘bestie’ is a lamb  befriended by a

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Massereene Manor Turns Green to Celebrate St Patrick’s Day

At Massereene Manor they celebrated St Patrick’s Day in style as they had Irish Dancers arrive in the afternoon to entertain the residents. In the morning there were a range of ‘green’ themed activities such as making shamrock shaped pancakes, top hats with green sprinkles and painting green

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Did you really think you would get away with no one noticing Kate ? Happy 70th Birthday from Everyone at Clonlee

  Now staff nurse Kate McCullough  may have though that her 70th birthday would go unnoticed but we all know they love a party at Clonlee so that was never going to happen. Best let Kate explain: “Oh dear, I though nobody was going to notice this,

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As Bruce Springsteen Says – well almost Staff Nurse Frances from Clonlee was ‘ Born to Run’

Born to Run by Bruce Springsteen garnered widespread acclaim when it was first released on August 25, 1975, by Columbia Records. . It has since been considered by critics to be one of the greatest albums of all time. Now staff nurse Frances Gault from Clonlee has not been

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St Patrick’s Day Celebrations in Full Swing at Clonlee

They wasted no time in celebrating St Patrick’s Day at Clonlee private nursing home in Antrim. Care Assistant Emer led the festivities by playing the harp for the residents. She played ‘Maggie’s Walze’ and ‘Butterfly’ – she said both tunes were her Granny’s favourite. Emer started playing

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Young Visitor to Clareview sets the Hearts a Fluttering

We had a visit yesterday from care assistant Laura McAloney and her baby son Jaxon. Born on 7th January, Jaxon is one of our youngest visitors and the residents were all delighted to welcome Laura and Jaxon to the home. Jaxon is the first grandchild of our

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