Supporting those who need it most

June 2014

June 2014

The June edition of our quarterly newsletter has landed. Keep up to date on all the latest activity across BCM, see how Copelands, Dementia & Nursing Care is developing and see how our staff got on at the Deep River Rock Belfast City Marathon 2014.

Lady Sylvia Hermon MP has welcomed the news that BCM has submitted a planning application to build Copelands, Dementia and Nursing Care in Millisle.

Lady Hermon recently joined Peter Passmore, Professor of Ageing and Geriatric medicine at Queen's University Belfast, and BCM Dementia Lead Sarah Penney to have a peek at the plans for the new state-of-the-art dementia and nursing care home that will create 60 jobs in North Down.

Making new friends doesn't always have to involve meeting people your own age. Older people need friends too, we all have old  memories, but, we all have young hopes. Become a Volunteer Befriender at BCM 

Could you spare just one hour a week? This could make all the difference to a lonely, isolated older person living in our community. 

BCM's Befriending service aims to provide companionship and practical support to the lonely and isolated older people within the Belfast, Armagh & Dungannon areas.

BCM was delighted to welcome Claire Keatinge, Commissioner for Older People for Northern Ireland to Kirk House recently.  This was a great chance for Kirk House to 'show off' and highlight why it is so different to other similar residential accommodation.  After explaining her role and how she works to help older people across Northern Ireland, the Commissioner toured Kirk House with Manager Sarah Penney and heard how they are developing the Memory Wing to provide specialist dementia care.