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Lord Mayor Visits Sunnymead

Newly elected Lord Mayor, Mealla Campbell paid a special visit to Sunnynead Residential Home to visit her aunt Joan Bratton. Joan hosted her special guest in the

conservatory and proudly gave her a tour of the Sensory Garden, followed by a meet and greet with Sunnymead Residents

Everyone in Sunnymead would like to wish Mealla every success in her role as Lord Mayor of ABC Council over the next twelve months.


Linda Nesbitt (Home Proprietor), Resident Joan Bratton, Lord Mayor Mealla Campbell              


        Mealla with Senior Care Assistant Andrea Barnes

Sunnymead Sensory Garden has sprung into life

The residents of Sunnymead Residential Home have been enjoying the sensory garden for almost a year now. It is a great way for residents to take time out with their families as well as get some exercise during outdoor armchair aerobics and walks. The garden is now in full bloom and is looking brighter every day, especially when the sun is shining! The residents in Sunnymead are looking forward to the Summer ahead and hope to enjoy many more days in the garden.

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Georgian Day

Sunnymead gets into the spirit of Georgian Day with their Georgian Coffee Morning. A big thanks to everyone who supported us on the day, money raised went towards Air Ambulance NI and Sunnymead Residents Comfort fund.

Grand opening of Sunnymead Sensory Garden

On 9th September 2017 residents and staff of Sunnymead Residential home in Armagh were very excited to welcome family and friends to their very special event, the grand opening of their new Sensory Garden.

A sensory garden is a garden environment that is designed with the purpose of stimulating the senses. This stimulation occurs courtesy of plants and the use of materials that engage one’s senses of sight, smell, touch, taste, and sound. The opening of the sensory garden in Sunnymead will provide a wonderful opportunity to residents to get out and about safely in a beautiful outdoor space.

Also present at this event were two very special guests in Paul Clarke MBE, Television Presenter and Journalist and Adeline McCauley a former resident of Sunnymead who turned 100 years old this year and who very kindly cut the ribbon for the official opening.

Sunnymead would like to thank all members of Sunnymead Community Association for their fantastic effort in fundraising for the garden. A cheque for a grand total of £7000 handed over at the opening.

Also in order to celebrate this wonderful event, residents and staff of Sunnymead decided to raise money for the Southern Area Hospice and Sunnymead would like to thank everyone for their very kind donations to this worthy cause.

An inspiring gentleman proves it’s never too late to learn!

An inspirational gentleman, who has been busy undertaking computer lessons at his Armagh Residential Home, has proved that even at the grand old age of 97 – it is never too late to learn! Ronald Heasty, who has been a resident at Sunnymead Residential Home since last October, is eager to use the World Wide Web, to keep up to date with 21st Century life.The former Army officer, used a computer for the first time last year, at his then home in harrow London. At this time Mr Heasty had two computer lessons and with this knowledge he was able to ‘Google’ Sunnymead Residential Home and decided to relocate here and this is where he now calls home. Continue reading

Sunnymead celebrate the end of a busy year!

As the curtain closes on 2012, the Residents who live in the Sunnymead community celebrate what has been a very busy year! From Olympic Games and coffee mornings to concerts and summer trips, there has certainly been plenty to keep Sunnymead residents
busy. Activities and events, chosen and planned by Residents every month, which ensures that there is something to keep everyone occupied and engaged on a daily basis. Continue reading

Portadown care home manager make the movies!

Amanda Leitch from Portadown is manager of Sunnymead Residential Home Armagh. Amanda has recently stepped in front of the camera to star in an educational film about how to improve quality of life for older people who live in care homes. Amanda was flown to York, England where she spent the day filming under the spotlight with the film crew from the cable company ‘Age Care Channel’. Continue reading

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