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Preston Pantry Celebrates First Birthday

A monthly bistro at a very sheltered housing development in East Lothian has celebrated its first birthday after raising a phenomenal £4,500 in its inaugural year. Preston Pantry was set up at Bield’s Johnny Moat Place to give tenants, their friends and families, the chance to enjoy a restaurant style meal in a relaxed and comfortable setting. The monthly dementia-friendly ... Read More »

Glenrothes dementia friendly garden takes shape

A Glenrothes Care Home has seen investment in a dementia friendly garden take shape as they get ready for planting in the spring. Bield’s Finavon Court have worked on their outdoor space to provide a welcoming, relaxing and safe environment for their service users and their families to enjoy free of stress. The fully accessible garden features raised beds and ... Read More »

Lifelong Literature Lover Celebrates 100th Birthday

A World War Two nurse with a passion for poetry has celebrated turning 100 at a Dunfermline retirement housing development. Mary Wright McKean, now a tenant at Bield’s Gillie Court, was born in Edinburgh where she worked as a librarian, civil servant and as a nurse during the war. Her time as a nurse is full of historical memories. Working ... Read More »

Bield’s Retro Tea Room Goes Down a Treat

An East Ayrshire very sheltered housing development has given tenants the opportunity to step back in time by brewing up a refreshing retro treat for their tenants. Menzies Court, managed by leading housing and care provider Bield, have created a unique tea room for their tenants with a dash of adoration for the past. Marie Reid, Manager at Menzies Court, ... Read More »

Nervous Flyer Trains for Pilot License 60 Years After First Flight

Almost 60 years after first getting into a cockpit, a Fife man has his pilot’s licence in his sights as he studies for the first round of tests. It’s up, up and away for Roddy Kyle, a tenant at Bield’s Abercrombie Court in St Monans, as an upcoming hip replacement has failed to take the wind out of his enthusiasm ... Read More »

Home Comforts for Far Flung Centenarian

A woman who has spent her life in far-flung places has celebrated her 100th birthday at a Dundee retirement housing development. Emily Lyall, who was born in Soho and grew up in Kent, made India, Egypt and Singapore her home before returning to the UK. Celebrating with family and friends at Bield’s Strathmartine Court, Emily revealed that her secret to ... Read More »

Bield Take Steps to Better Access

A £200,000 investment will see a Berwickshire retirement housing development boost the independence of tenants and improve accessibility. Bield’s ‘Step Free’ project will see four state-of-the-art internal platform lifts installed at Turnbull Court, in Duns, and an enclosed external vertical platform lift. Cllr John Greenwell of the Scottish Borders Council said: “In my capacity as the Equalities & Diversity Champion ... Read More »

Care Home Hosts Traditional Burns Supper

A Bo’ness care home had a Burns Night to remember as they hosted an evening of fine dining, music and quizzes – all with a distinctly Scottish flavour. Bield’s Woodlands care home, on Kinneil Drive, celebrated the birth of the Ploughman Poet, with an evening of crafts and sing-a-longs, topped off by a traditional rich three course menu. The classic ... Read More »

Bield Goes the Extra Mile for Service Users

A dedicated Linlithgow woman has raised a phenomenal £600 for the care services where she has worked for nearly two decades. Manager at Bield’s West Port Resource Centre, where she has worked for 19 years, Christine Donnelly raised the total by completing a formidable 10k just a week after coming back from holiday. Christine said: “I had done plenty of ... Read More »

Chiming their way into the Christmas Spirit

More than 40 children from a local choir sang in the season at a Kirkintilloch day care centre and retirement housing development. Bield’s Whitehill Court opened their doors to pupils from Merkland Primary and Secondary School just a week after the choir had performed at the Glasgow Royal Concert Hall. Michelle Furphy, Head of the Choir, said: “I’m really proud ... Read More »

The Perfect Present from Bield

Tenants at a Cumbernauld Retirement Housing Development have worked hard with the community to ensure disadvantaged children across Europe can enjoy a Merry Christmas with something to unwrap. More than 50 hats were made while development manager, Elizabeth Fox, designed her very own puppets to be donated to children in Romania and Belarus. 267 Shoeboxes were filled by New College ... Read More »

Bield Wish you a Merry Christmas

A Biggar Care and Housing development has celebrated Christmas and community spirit with their biggest ever get together – raising £300 in the process. Bield’s Langvout Court hosted more than 50 guests from their sheltered housing, care home and day care services as they combined their festivities for the first time. Hannah Wade, Assistant Manager at Langvout Court, said: “In ... Read More »