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Following the success of their first visit to Kirk House before Christmas, children (aged 3-5 years) from Puddleducks Day Nursery were excited to join their new friends for a second morning of fun and activities.  But it wasn't just the children who were looking forward to it!  The residents were delighted to once again welcome the children to their home and to enjoy sharing in their energy and zest for life.

Congratulations to our volunteers who were nominated for the Age Friendly Belfast Older Volunteer Recognition Award 2017. The celebration took place on Tuesday in City Hall and all the nominees really enjoyed it.

Thank you for all your hard work at BCM Wednesday Lunch Club and ENGAGES ALL Inter-generational Programme and Volunteer Forum.

Some of our residents and staff had decided that they wished to celebrate Remembrance Day at the Ulster Museum in Belfast and see the beautiful Weeping Window instalation. This amazing instalation consists of several thousand of handmade ceramic poppies pouring from a high window to the ground below.

The residents and the staff members really enjoyed the outing and the day was very emotional for everybody.

The photographs below were taken on the day at Ulster Museum.

Kirk House and Ulster University’s Northern Ireland Connected Health Innovation Centre (NI-CHIC) have been working together to explore Age Friendly Innovation as part of an Invest NI funded research project. The project seeks to improve care for residents using innovative technology in a care setting.

BCM has been working in partnership with the University of Ulster and will hold the Age Friendly Innovation Workshop on Thursday 19th October at Kirk House.

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