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.
Belfast Central Mission is part of an exciting and innovative new project which aims to improve the quality of, and access to, care and support for older people with dementia and their families in Northern Ireland. This collaborative project, called 4caring, involves three other local community organisations - the Alzheimer’s Society, Extra Care and the Northern Ireland Hospice.