Dementia is one of the leading conditions in the elderly, affecting one in six people in the UK who are over the age of 80. Thankfully research has found that people with dementia can slow down and even reverse some symptoms of dementia by doing a few simple activities.
BCM Supported Housing Project in Magherafelt celebrated it's 1st Anniversary on Wednesday 20 September. We would like to say thank you to the guests who attended the event, including Northern Health and Social Care Trust, Northern Ireland Housing Executive, local partners from Magherafelt Foodbank and our service users.
We are pleased to announce that at a prestigious awards Ceremony on the 20th September 2017 at Belfast Castle, BCM received it’s “Investors In People Award” following a successful accreditation audit. Pictured with Northern Ireland IIP Board Advisor Mark Huddleston is Catherine Glenn, Project Manager for Housing Support for Older People (Belfast) who accepted the IIP Award on behalf of BCM.
A group of our Cygnets children from BCM's Puddleducks Day Nursery had an exciting morning of fun and games with some of the residents of BCM Kirk House. They taught the residents some of their favourite action songs, blew and caught bubbles, played with the balloons and parachute and then drew pictures that the residents could keep in their room before they shared their Haribo sweeties with the residents!
The children and residents really enjoyed their time together yesterday morning and Puddleducks would love to be able to do this more often!
Thank you for all the generous donations made at the Annual Sale last Saturday. Your generosity helped us raise £936 for Kirk House. We hope you all had a great time sitting in the sunshine and eating some delicious cakes.