Hillcrest is open to and welcomes visitors.  There are ample common areas in which to meet visitors or residents may choose to meet their visitors in their own bedroom.

Whilst we are aware of each resident’s right to choose how they wish to spend their time, we try to encourage everyone to become part of the Hillcrest Community by joining in some of our organised activities which are designed to boost fitness, good mental health and wellbeing. Residents who cannot or do not wish to participate in group activities will be provided with a choice of one-to-one tailored activities to suit their needs.

Our resident Activities Co-ordinator hosts a weekly programme of events and activities.  Activities range from yoga, exercise to music, bingo, games, cards, quizzes, music and dance.  Many of our residents particularly enjoy taking part in art therapy classes and some of their exceptional talent is on display in the lobby of The Lodge.

"There is regular music and entertainment for the residents and family members are always welcome."

Grainne McGrenaghan


In addition to our weekly activities programme we regularly organise days out and some of our most recent, highly rated outings have included trips to Oakfield Park, Glenveagh Castle and Ards Forest Park. Two of our more popular outings are in December when we go ‘Christmas shopping’ in Derry and to view the Christmas light display in Kerrykeel.


"Yesterday's Christmas lunch outing was a great example of the level of organisation and resident satisfaction that Hillcrest delivers."

Allan Apel


Monday 2.30pm
Main Lounge


Sunday 10.30am
Main Lounge or in Private

Day Trips/Outings/Theatre/Shopping

Wednesday during the Summer

Exercise to Music

Daily 11am
Main Lounge


Wednesday 2.30pm
Main Lounge


Every Tuesday
Hairdressing Room

Live Entertainment Music & Dance

2nd & 4th Friday each month 2-4pm
Main Lounge


Daily at 10am
First Friday at 2pm
Main Lounge

Passive Physio

Daily as required / 20-minute session
In Private


Tuesday 6.30pm
Main Lounge

Yoga/Gentle Exercise

Monday 11am
Main Lounge

Art Therapy

Wednesday 2pm - 4pm
Main Lounge