Care home residents from Coleraine hit the shops of Ballymena to celebrate winning a national art competition.
The Amore Care calendar and card competition was launched last year to encourage residents to produce a drawing or picture based on the four seasons – spring, summer, autumn and winter.
Residents, who live in Amore Care’s Bohill care home in Coleraine, had their art work included in the company’s 2014 calendar and corporate Christmas card.
The Bohill residents, who are aged between 75 and 94 were presented with shopping vouchers by the mayor, Cllr David Harding in recognition of their endeavours. With support from the home’s staff they enjoyed a trip to Ballymena to spend their winnings and enjoy a slap up afternoon tea.
Tracey Henry, home manager, said: “Many people who live in our homes already possess or have developed fantastic artistic abilities during their time with us. This calendar and Christmas card initiative is a way of recognising their creative talents. We were delighted that so many residents from Bohill both took part and were included in the calendar.
“The residents had a wonderful day’s shopping and thoroughly enjoyed choosing new outfits and treating themselves.”
Amore Care provides residents with the highest standards of care, comfort and support, within a safe and homely environment.
The residents involved were Margaret Tweed 93, Sadie McLaughlin 82, Margaret Jamison 94, Margaret Stirling 75, Patsy Doran 81, Anne Stewart 87, Margaret Reid 75, Dorothy Ellison 85
In Northern Ireland, Amore Care operates:
Apple Mews, Amargh;
Bannview House, Banbridge;
Ben Madigan Care Home, Newtownabbey;
Blair House, Newtonards;
Bohill House and Bungalows, Coleraine;
Cairnmartin Court, Belfast;
Carlingford Lodge, Warrenpoint;