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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.

Tv Lounge under developmentFinished Tv Lounge

We also have a new luxury bathroom which has been fitted with a state of the art bath on the ground floor that hasĀ 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.

State of the art Bath

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:

New Dining Room

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 Noisey Productions so stay tuned!