Monthly archive for October 2016

Thanks to Mindwise for an Afternoons Entertainment at Clareview

Residents and staff at Clareview House were  saying ‘A BIG THANKS’ after  a visit from local musicians to keep them entertained. Andrew and Roisin from local charity Mindwise  played a variety of well known jigs and reels which had all the residents and staff toes tapping and

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Respect for Ann from Antrim Care Home as she ‘Braves the Shave’

‘Brave The Shave’ is an initiative from Macmilllan Cancer. By braving the shave you’ll be standing proudly alongside men, women and children with cancer. We all know that cancer can turn the world upside down and that’s especially true when it comes to appearance. People with cancer

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Harvest Thanksgiving Celebrations in Clonlee

There was great excitement at Clonlee as residents prepared for the  Annual Harvest Thanksgiving service. Hanna said she always attended the service in her church and enjoyed seeing the children singing in the choir. Bert told everyone about his travels in South Africa  and about the different

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Care Home Shops Challenge Presentation Dinner with Action Cancer Celebrates Efforts of Ballyclare and Clareview Staff

You will recall no doubt that On Thursday 15th September, Hutchinson Care Homes sponsored Ballyclare Action Cancer’s Charity shop. Ballyclare and Claireview nursing homes staff worked for the day in the shop providing glamorous accessories to be sold, tombola prizes, refreshments and musical entertainment by busking outside

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Double Trouble at Clareview Nursing Home – No not Sharon and Paula on this Occasion !

Last Thursday night Ballyclare Private Nursing Home held their monthly musician session.  Everyone was thoroughly entertained by Sandy Mac from Double Trouble.  Sandy is no stranger to the residents and staff at Clareview and is better known locally for playing at the local Tea Dances in both

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May ‘May’ Celebrate Many More Birthdays Here in Clonlee

Yet another reason to celebrate in Clonlee as May Holmes celebrated her birthday in Clonlee along with her grandchildren. May who is originally from Londonderry and now living near her family in Antrim said she is so happy here in Clonlee and can’t remember what age she

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Outbreak of Twiddlemuffs at Clonlee but Don’t Panic

 No… bet like me you have never heard of a ‘Twiddlemuff’ ! I  thought it sounded like the next big craze for kids this Christmas. So back to Twiddlemuffs….they are a double thickness hand knit muff with bits and bobs attached inside and out. They are designed

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Just how many birthday parties can you hold at Clonlee? Happy Birhday Laura, Yvonne and Emily

Birthdays appear to be like buses in Clonlee – none for a while and then a lot come all at once !   First up was Laura who enjoyed her birthday party in Clonlee with her friends and staff. A lot of excitement today for Laura as

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Well Done and Thanks to Everyone who Helped with Macmillan Big Coffee Morning at Clonlee

Macmillan Biggest Coffee Morning is the biggest fund raising event for people facing cancer. It began way back in 1990 as a rather small affair with a simple idea. It was so effective it was repeated again next year . Since then Coffee Morning has raised over

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Just where did Pepsi Go as Zoolab visits Clonlee ?

There was lots of excitement recently as  residents enjoying an afternoon with Zoo Lab. Zoo Lab is the UK’s No.1 animal handling experience and lifelong learning company. Zoolab is all about making peoples life better and that is why they come into care homes so residents are

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