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St Patrick’s Day Party at Glenkeen Brings Fun and Lots of Shades of Green

Glenkeen hosted their annual St Patrick’s Day party which was a very busy day. From starting the morning off with Irish dancers, we had a beautiful lunch, then in the afternoon we said some poetry to celebrate the day. We also had a couple of guest musicians

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Loving it up at Glenkeen on Valentine’s Day

Love was clearly in the air on Valentine’s day at Glenkeen Private Nursing Home  with all the residents involved in a fun filled Valentines related day. Residents and staff spent the morning playing Valentines Bingo and a game of ‘Mr and Mrs’. Then in the afternoon we

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Glenkeen Celebrates With Another Ninetieth Birthday Party!

Happy 90th Birthday to our loved resident, Meta from all the staff and residents at Glenkeen! Meta had a great day with her family and all the staff at Glenkeen finished her birthday with a cake and a cup of tea. Meta then had a birthday party

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Silent Disco with Lenny a Loud Success at Glenkeen

Can I have a short back and sides please in silence? Not a problem to our dementia friendly barber Lenny. Lenny has been coming to the home every 6 weeks to provide an outstanding talent for our men. However, this time was different. Lenny brought along his

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Spooktacular Halloween Party in Glenkeen

Halloween in Glenkeen was spooktacular ! Every year Glenkeen holds their very own Halloween Party. So Glenkeen has celebrated Halloween with a bang! (and no we didn’t have fireworks…) Our activity therapist Francine organised a party to take place in the afternoon and she fundraised for a

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Glenkeen bids farewell to a truly loved treasure…Staff Nurse Heather Leslie

A Nurse is ‘An Empowered Individual whom you may meet only for a 12 hour period, but will put you and yours above theirs.‘ This is only a snippet of what can only describe our staff nurse, Ms Heather Leslie. Heather graced the doors of Glenkeen House

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Dementia Friendly Barber Lenny Comes To Shear, Shave and Shine the Men in Glenkeen

Lenny The Friendly Dementia Barber came to Glenkeen and showed off his work which can only be described as perfection. Lenny had a barber pole along that diffused smells of a barber shop out around the room. He also had a little friend with him, Benji The

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Neigh Boring days in Glenkeen as Residents Visit Petting Farm in Ballymoney

Our activity therapist Francine organised a trip and took 8 residents out on a day trip to a petting farm in Ballymoney. The residents were taken down by a mini bus and once we arrived we got stuck straight in. All of our residents got to feed

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Glenkeen Celebrate Annual Theme day with 1940’s Theme

Call up, Call up!! Glenkeen celebrated their annual theme day to raise money for the residents activity fund. Our theme this year was 1940s, mostly to do with the Second World War. The day consisted of reminiscing throughout the morning with our World War 2 box which

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Family and Friends Help Josie and Eddie Celebrate 54th Wedding Anniversary in Glenkeen

It was time to celebrate for 2 of Glenkeen’s residents recently as they celebrated their wedding anniversary with family and friends. Mary Josephine Hoban (Josie) from Little May Street and Edward Chambers (Eddie) from Clonard Street met in 1963 in the Club Orchid in Belfast.  On the

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