– Brooklands Healthcare, Antrim –
Postcards of kindness, What a fantastic initiative!
Senior Care Assistant, Kenzie implemented this brilliant idea into the nursing home. ‘Postcards of kindness’ is a group devised by ‘Your Health Ltd’. This is a social forum that allows globetrotters to share postcards with residents in nursing homes, anywhere in the world. Check out their facebook page!
Staff at Brooklands believe that the postcards our residents receive help combat loneliness and and reminds them that there’s always somebody thinking of them – regardless of where in the world the postcards have come from. Imagine being able to travel the world alongside card writers while sharing their holiday adventures; residents’ memories are stirred and imaginations piqued!
Staff members send postcards too whilst taking some well deserved holiday time!
At present, our resident Leo is following the adventures of Agnes the dog!
This has been a massive hit within the home and has created such a colourful, magical environment!
Happy Halloween from all at Conway Group Healthcare. Our residents and staff delved into the Halloween spirit; with apple tart making, pumpkin carving, face painting, singing and dancing! Have a look at what our homes got up to this Halloween.
Kilwee Care Home
Ailsa Lodge Care Home
The Cottage Care Home
Brooklands Nursing Home, Magherafelt
Five proven benefits of flower arranging:
🌸Flowers boost mood….
🌸Floral arrangements promote peaceful relaxation….
🌸Flowers aid memory and recall….
🌸Floral arrangements encourage socialization….
🌸Flowers encourage creative thinking….
Check out the beautiful array of autumnal flowers arranged by a few of our residents with the wonderful help of Activity Therapist, Marjorie..
Music is the food of the soul!
Residents enjoyed an afternoon of singing by the wonderful Kelly Smiley! Residents joined in on ‘Que Sera Sera’ and ‘Somewhere over the Rainbow’ with great zest. Music provides great stimulation and enables our residents to reminisce and socialize. What a lovely way to conclude the month of September.
Our residents and staff in Kilwee Care Home & Brooklands Healthcare came together to enjoy a Community Relations Day with Good Morning Colin and members of the local community who came out in force to show their support for our residents.
Our special thanks go out to the Colin Youth Development for their ongoing support and commitment to our residents.
Lenny visited our residents in Antrim; He is much more than your standard Barber! Lenny provides an authentic barber experience. Lenny brought a juke box, silent disco headphones, fidget boards and lemon cologne. It was a hit with our residents and we look forward for his return.