Clareview

The Residents of Clareview enjoy all the Fun of the Ballyclare May Fair

Last week, residents here at Clareview enjoyed the Annual Ballyclare May Fair.   The fair was granted a decree in 1756 by Marquis of Donegal, as a traditional horse and hiring fair. Children as young as 12 lined up to be selected for work as farm yards or

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Monthly Music Session Brings More Merriment to Clareview

There were laughs aplenty as Clareview held their monthly late night music session last week with Philip Strange. Residents enjoyed singing along to tunes they knew well, and enjoyed ice lollies, candyfloss, Dulse and yellowman. There really never is a dull moment at Clareview !

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Grace tried to Keep Her 40th Birthday A Secret at Clareview..Really Grace ?

Once more Clareview celebrated another milestone birthday.- this time catering assistant Grace Wilson who tried her best to keep it a secret. Some chance with Sharon and Paula me thinks ! Grace celebrated her big Four Oh  ( 40 ) and was overcome with emotion when she

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Whisper it Quietly – Clareview’s Laundry Assistant Wilma has hit the Big 70 !

On Friday we celebrated the 70th birthday of our long serving laundry assistant Wilma Fee. Wilma has been employed here since 2002 when she joined as a care assistant. Wilma had no idea we had planned anything and was off duty on Friday, however Sharon asked her

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Somehow we knew that Clareview would Celebrate National Doughnut Week

Residents and staff at Clareview recently thoroughly enjoyed the celebrations of National Doughnut week!   What did we do? We ate doughnuts of course! Iced ones, chocolate ones, ring ones, custard ones and good old sticky jam ones!   We even discovered why in Norn Iron a ring doughnut

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Clareview Residents Enjoy the May Day Sunshine

Residents and staff at Clareview had a fantastic May Day as they were thoroughly entertained by gospel singer Bertie Black. Residents sang along and played instruments to well known gospel favourites and hymns. Others chose to spend time in the gardens and enjoyed Cornettos and lollies. Let’s hope

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Never a dull moment at Clareview

They’ve had a busy start to the week here at Clareview. Yesterday they enjoyed their fortnightly visit from Sharen, the manager of our local library who delighted us with more local tales and poems. Today they enjoyed Andrew from our local Mindwise branch entertaining us with his

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Easter Treats Continue with Visit from Musicians Ronnie and Campbell.

Yesterday at Clareview we had another Easter Treat, this time in the form of Ronnie McCullough and his fiddle playing friend Campbell. Residents were througly entertained and sang along to well known songs such as 40 Shades of Green, Green Glen’s of Antrim and McNamara’s band. Comments

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Easter another Reason for a Party at Clareview

Residents and staff here at Clareview thoroughly enjoyed our Easter party last night. After a delicious party food tea, we danced and karaoked the night away with Tom the Music Man- we even had a marriage proposal which brought a huge smile to our wee resident Maureen.

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Clareview residents enjoy a Reminiscence session with Sharon from the local library

Last week residents here at Clareview enjoyed a Reminiscence session with Sharon from our local library. Reading from a local book called ‘Ballyclare Remembered’ by Jeanette McKendry residents were delighted to hear about local characters and places they remembered with fondness.   The residents chatted animatedly long after

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