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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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Glenkeen Environmental Health Issue Resolved Rapidly

The Directors of Hutchinson Care Homes in response to a recent BBC news story about Food Hygiene Ratings at Glenkeen Nursing Home in Randalstown wish to assure everyone that the issue was addressed promptly and efficiently. Naomi Carey, Director Hutchinson Care Homes commented : “This one off

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Glenkeen Resident Maureen Luke-ing Beautiful After Visit to Local Beauty Salon

There were a few heads turning in Glenkeen recently after resident Maureen Luke took a trip into town. Mrs Maureen Luke was accompanied by our activity therapist down to Elle Body and Beauty to have a gel polish and facial treatments. Maureen loved the run in the

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Glenkeen Resident Tommy Lindsay Takes a Trip Down Memory Lane to The Black Bull

Glenkeen resident  Tommy Lindsay was taken out for the day by our activity therapist and was reunited with his old friends in his old local bar. Tommy had a chance to see the plaque dedicated to him in his old local bar, The Black Bull in Randalstown

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