News here at Mellifont Abbey!
Property Maintenance Works completed:
Over the past few months our property development & maintenance team have been working on a complete refurbishment of rooms in Mellifont Abbey. They have added a new TV lounge with a walk in shower/wet room next door with easy access for those of our residents who require wheel chair mobility. This has been finished to a 5 star level. The look of the room is very clean and fresh with some brightly coloured floral blinds to intertwine with the beautiful flowers of Mellifont Abbeys grounds.
We also have a new luxury bathroom which has been fitted with a state of the art bath on the ground floor that has been renovated to suit the needs of the residents and also to enable the carers to carry out their duties more comfortably. The Bath itself rises to waist height by remote and is fitted with a temperature gauge to monitor the temperature. The room is also fully covered in wipeable white rock making the bathroom a more hygienic environment.
Property Maintenance Development Works:
The old dining room is undergoing a complete refurbishment with a fresh and modern looking design by Mellifont’s interior designer, Chloe Aldrich, which when put in place will bring the home up to date giving it a modern, sophisticated look. This has been a major project for the home and we would like to thank the residents for remaining positive for co-operating and remaining their pleasant-selves.
Dining Room Under refurbishment:
The Sam Hardy Band’s first gig in over 20 years, 09/04/16:
One of our resident’s Edward Hardy was recently re-united with his old jazz band for the first time in over twenty years. Edward Hardy is a very talented pianist who before christmas captured the hearts of the nation with an appeal to find willing musicians to come and jam with him in the home. With the help from local news coverage we managed to re-unite Edward’s original band members when they discovered that Edward was residing at Mellifont Abbey. Edward was incredibly happy to be playing music again and the band rehearsals within the home brought a new happiness to all the residents, so with this in mind we asked Edward and the band if they would like put on a performance on the gardens of Mellifont Abbey. Edward seemed excited by the prospect of playing a live performance with his band for the first time in many years so we went ahead with the event, inviting members of the public and relatives of our residents. The gig was a huge success and made for a truly magical day for our residents and those who attended the event. A short feature film on Edward’s story will soon be published via Noisy Productions so stay tuned!
Refurbishment of the old Dining Room and TV Lounge:
Some of Mellifont’s rooms have undergone some major renovations and what a transformation they have made to the home and the Residents. Rooms have been carefully designed by Chloe Aldrich and works have been carried out by Lee Aldrich and his team.
The Dinning room was very tired and dated and in need of total renovation, Lee and his team stripped it right back and uncovered some really cool features to the Room. All the original cornicing’s were painted and picked up in attention to detail on the ceiling. There was a doorway that was uncovered that was cleverly brought into the room as feature and a focal point for the residents. Window seats were handmade out of reclaimed wood from Wells Reclamation and the original Fireplace had a little facelift which looks absolutely fantastic.
To finish off the room we had all new dining furniture fitted that was was all designed especially for Mellifont. This amazing new room boasts light and really kicks out Mellifont’s historical features.
Now the Dining Room is open for the residents to sit back relax and enjoy the new summer menu and surroundings, it is now time to close down the old dated TV lounge which will become The Study! This will be a calm and tranquil place for the residents to come, sit down, read a book or spend some quiet time meeting up with friends and family. Chloe has designed this room bringing some of the outside in and making it feel warm, cosy and relaxing. Once again we have refurbished all of the old cornicing’s and Lee and his team have opened up the old original chimney breast. This has opened up the room and gave this room the calm and cosy vibe focal point to the room. Chloe chose a bookcase wallpaper design to make it look like a old fashioned study and has picked up panels in the walls which have been cleverly covered in brick effect wallpaper. Lee and his team have restored all the original window shutters and have put in a reclaimed oak wood beam for the new fireplace top.
The Study is now open for the home and the residents are really enjoying this new space and we are glad that this has opened up more areas to go and use and hopefully will encourage the residents to interact together more and do a lot more activities.
20/08/2017- We are on the BBC news at 6:30 pm this evening 🤗
FIREWORKS NIGHT HERE AT MELLIFONT ABBEY! Here are a few pictures of our fantastic display set off by Lee and his team for the resident’s and their family’s. We had a lovely turn out and raised a whopping £162.87 for the residents activities fund. Thank you to everyone who came to support this evening and will look forward to next years display. https://www.facebook.com/Mellifontabbey/videos/1371800256258954/ or
Mellifont Abbeys Firework display 2017. Hosted by Michele and lee and his team and staff at Mellifont Abbey. Massive thank you to all who came tonight and enjoyed the evening with us and kindly donated towards the residents activity fun.
Posted by Mellifont Abbey Residential Care Home on Thursday, 2 November 2017
Click on the link to see a little clip of the display. 06/11/2017