Ballyclare

Lots of Welcome for Visitors at Ballyclare as Christmas Fast Approaches

On the 19th Dec we had some lovely visitors coming through the home’s door. Margaret Ashe had two guests, Patricia and Merle, whom she worked with years ago. They shared lovely memories of their working life and caught up on the present. But the best thing they

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Magical Christmas Mayhem at Ballyclare at Christmas Party

No lack of festive fun and frolics at Ballyclare as they held their annual Christmas Party. Their special guest was Tom the Music Man who is one of their favourite entertainers and he certainly raised plenty of laughter among our dear residents. The residents sang with all

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Flying home from across the Atlantic to See Thomina in Ballyclare

We had an early Christmas surprise on Thursday 1st December, for one of our dear residents, Thomina Knox. Her son Micheal and his lovely wife, Pat had flown in from Winnapeg, Canada and having landed in Dublin they drove straight up the road to Ballyclare, to visit

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Christmas fun for all in Ballymena ‘Hey’ as
Ballyclare Residents Head Out on Annual Christmas Trip

On Monday 28th November the residents and staff of Ballyclare Private Nursing Home headed out on their annual Christmas trip. The residents had once again voted for Ballymena as the preferred destination and as usual they started off with a beautiful dinner in the Adair Arms Hotel,

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Pamper day at Ballyclare with the Body Shop

On Saturday 19th November we had a lovely relaxing afternoon when our good friend Paula Hawthorne-Millar,  the Activity Nurse at Claireview came to visit us. Paula brought a lot of goodies from the ‘Body Shop,’ ranging from perfume, creams, makeup and gifts. There was so much to

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Magical time in Ballyclare as Dr Funny Bone shows us his Tricks

Now normally the residents can get up to some tricks on the staff in Ballyclare but this time we had a very different guest in to visit us who turned the tables on the residents. His name was Doug also known as Dr Funny Bone, the magician

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Annual Remembrance Day of Song, Poetry and Prayer at Ballyclare

On Friday 11th November Ballyclare Private Nursing Home held their annual Remembrance Day of song, poetry and prayer. They held a two minute silence for everyone who died or were injured in all conflicts worldwide and at home. Residents and staff read poems from the 1st World War

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Happy Halloween from Everyone at Ballyclare

Everyone had a lovely Halloween here in Ballyclare and the residents have been enjoying the Autumn garden. Staff and residents harvested a lot of seeds and bulbs and  dried them and are storing them for next year. Jack or resident gardening expert planted out our Winter bedding and did

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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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Harvest Service Reminds us to celebrate and be thankful at Ballyclare

The 21st & 22nd of September is the Autumn equinox and the time of balance in daylight and darkness.This is  traditionally the time of thanksgiving for the farming year and so Ballyclare Private Nursing Home held their Harvest service on 29th September. Reverend Roger from Ballyclare Evangelical

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