NEWS - SPRING 2017
The flowers have burst from their bulbs, the evenings are getting lighter, the sun is getting warmer, Christmas and New Year are a distant memory, Spring is truly on its way!!
It’s been a busy start to the year here at Glencairn with lots going on for our residents and plans for the coming months. Every Tuesday we say hello to Becky who takes our arm chair Zumba session we always get a good turnout for our weekly exercise class. One of our residents says “I feel like I’m dancing on the clouds after Zumba”
Once a month we get a visit from the lovely Diesel the dog and her owner Carol. Diesel is a cocker spaniel and a bundle of fun. Our residents really look forward to his visit and you can see from Diesel he enjoys seeing them too!!
Sarah from Creative Minds takes our monthly arts and crafts session. So far this year our residents have been paper-mache model making, pastel drawings and Easter themed paintings.
As well as Sarah, our very own Dionne helps the residents to do some flower arranging several times each month which makes the home look so lovely and colourful when they are displayed. One of our residents says “I really enjoy the flower arranging, they make the Home look so nice””
We’ve had some lovely entertainers visit Glencairn over the past few months since the New Year, Hedley and Colin play their guitars and sing some of the residents favourite tunes, they even take requests!! Ally came and sang for us and Florence and Virginia as always gave a beautiful Harp and Flute concert one afternoon which the residents thoroughly enjoyed. Once a month Glencairn regular Brenda comes along in the afternoon to do a singing session with everyone.
One of the most popular activities we have is Stephen who visits each month to play Giant Scrabble in the lounge. Each visit 2 teams of residents battle it out to see who can come up with the best words.
Since the New Year we have wished happy birthday to a number of our residents:
In the coming months with the weather hopefully getting sunnier and warmer our lovely courtyard area will be able to be used and our mini bus outings will start we hope to have plenty of photos in our summer news update to show you. We will also be having an Easter Coffee Morning on Tuesday 11th April so please come along for cakes and drinks and an Easter raffle!!!