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Fearless sisters fly across the Clyde to raise £700 for charity

A daring staff member from a Glasgow care home and her sister have ziplined across the River Clyde in a brave bid to raise money for Motor Neurone Disease. Geared up in harnesses and helmets, Heather Graham, from Bupa’s Wyndford Locks Care Home, and sister Nicola, were raised 150ft in the air, to the top of Glasgow’s Finneston Crane then ... Read More »

Care Home “Pub” is perfect tonic for Glasgow residents

A Glasgow Care Home has come up with an unusual therapy for its residents living with dementia – by providing them with their own traditional ‘pub’. Bupa’s Golfhill Care Home, in the East End of Glasgow, features the ‘Dennistoun Arms’, which aims to provide a recognisable social environment in which residents can relive the past and share memories and stories ... Read More »

Residents take the (spiced) biscuit at Dundee care home

Residents at a care home in Dundee had some early festive fun this week by competing against each other to build traditional gingerbread houses. Bupa’s Balcarres Care Home, in Broughty Ferry, took part in National Gingerbread House Day, which saw its residents battle it out in teams of four to create their best baked construction. Sugary treats were the theme ... Read More »

Social Stigma Is Crippling Conversations About Care

When silence isn’t golden – widespread social stigma is crippling conversations about care in Scotland, Bupa research reveals More than half of adults in Scotland believe there is a stigma attached to moving a loved one into care, despite 45 per cent having no recent experience of a care home Forty eight per cent cite guilt and abandonment of loved ... Read More »

Bellshill Care Home’s Remembrance Day Tribute

A Bellshill care home has paid tribute to Remembrance Day by creating a decorative memorial filled with red poppies. Bupa’s Hattonlea Care Home, on Reema Road, organised the commemorative piece to be exhibited in its garden on November 13th to mark the annual day and honour all those who have been affected by or lost their lives in war. The ... Read More »

Glasgow Care Home’s Remembrance Day Tribute

A Glasgow care home has paid tribute to Remembrance Day by creating a decorative memorial tree filled with red poppies and handwritten memories. Bupa’s Craigbank Care Home, on Saracen Street, organised the commemorative piece to be exhibited in the home on November 13 to mark the annual day and honour all those who have been affected by or lost their ... Read More »

Fundraising fete at Edinburgh Care Home

An Edinburgh care home is gearing up to host its annual summer fete and is calling out for the local community to come along and get involved. Bupa’s Victoria Manor care home in Leith will hold its end of summer celebrations on Saturday the 3rd of September and is encouraging members of the public to stop by and enjoy some ... Read More »

Neigh Chance of Long Faces at Edinburgh Care Home

Residents at a care home in Edinburgh have been horsing around thanks to an in-house visit from Therapy Ponies Scotland. Bupa’s Braid Hills care home, on Liberton Drive, welcomed the Shetland ponies into the home, giving the residents the chance to hold and touch the animals and learn about their new miniature friends. Residents were encouraged to interact with the ... Read More »

Care home Staff dare the drop for charity

Four daring staff members from an Uddingston care home have taken a huge leap to raise a whopping £810 for charity. Home Manager, Michelle Ferrey, Administrator Shell Edgar, Maintenance Manager Alex Stark and Activity Coordinator Janine Boyle from Bupa’s Highgate Care Home on Old Edinburgh Road completed a 165ft abseil down Scotland’s iconic Forth Rail Bridge, and smashed their fundraising ... Read More »

Not just down to ‘Fete’: Care home raises hundreds from summer event

Bupa’s Ailsa Craig Care Home in Glasgow is celebrating after its annual summer fete raised £400 to support new activities for the residents. Various activities and stalls were set up for residents, guests and visitors at the Brand Street care home, including a nail stall, candy cart stall, a psychic, a raffle, a tombola and an ice cream van, and ... Read More »

Here comes the sun at Glasgow Care Home

A Glasgow care home has brought the Scottish sun to its residents, thanks to the opening of a brand new summerhouse. Soon to be centenarian and resident, Betty Morton, was the VIP guest for the event at Bupa’s Quayside care home on Halley Street. She did the honour of cutting the ribbon and declaring the summerhouse officially open. Staff and ... Read More »

Glasgow care home walks the way to fundraising success

Residents, staff and relatives at a care home in Glasgow have donned their walking boots for a charity close to their hearts by taking part in a ‘Walking Your Way To Healthy’ fundraising event. Thanks to their efforts, the committed group from Bupa’s Quayside care home on Halley Street, together with family, friends and members of the local community, raised ... Read More »