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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 »

Turning over a new leaf for dementia care

A care home in Bellshill, Lanarkshire, has signed up to an innovative project that aims to further widen knowledge and understanding of dementia. The ‘Pledge Tree’, a creative work of art at the reception of Bupa’s Hatton Lea Care Home, aims to encourage staff, carers and family members to write down their thoughts and feelings – or pledges – on ... 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’ prayers answered at Dundee Care Home

Residents at a care home in Dundee no longer need to worry about missing Sunday service, after dedicated staff created their own church in the home’s garden. Bupa’s Balcarres Care Home, in Broughty Ferry, built an innovative ‘dementia village’ in its grounds in 2015, which includes a putting green, bus stop café, post office, grocers and thrift shop. Now, the ... Read More »

Nature loving residents embrace their wild side in Ayr

  Green fingered residents at a care home in Ayr are set to venture out into the great outdoors in search of local wildlife, as plans for the home’s first nature trail get underway. The trail is being created at Bupa’s Claremont Care Home in Whitletts, thanks to Activity Coordinator Katharine Thomson. She is working with her partner Graham Brown ... Read More »

Everyday’s a school day for Barrhead care home residents

Students from Barrhead have teamed up with residents at a local care home to share and learn together as part of an innovative school initiative. Pupils, aged from 15 to 18 years old, from Barrhead High School in Glasgow volunteer their free periods on Wednesdays and Fridays to visit Bupa’s Millview Care Home to engage in a range of activities ... Read More »

Doting Couple Celebrate 71st Valentine’s Day – Give Tips For Long Marriage

A Dundee couple are perfectly placed to give lessons in love for Valentine’s Day – because this year will be the 71st time they will be celebrating February 14 together. John Mackay, 96, and wife Edith (known as Eci), 92, believe they can give couples of all ages some simple tips for a long and happy marriage: be romantic all year ... Read More »

Care to dance? Local community invited to Valentines’s tea dance

Love will be in the air this Valentine’s Day at a Paisley care home, as residents are inviting friends, family and members of the local community to join them for an afternoon tea dance. Bupa’s Braemount Care Home, on Donaldswood Road, is welcoming Paisley locals to don their dancing shoes and come along this Wednesday (15 February) from 3pm for a ... Read More »

Dundee care home has a ‘Dram’ good burns night

A care home in Dundee made Burns Night a memorable experience for its residents by hosting an evening of fine Scottish dining and all things Robert Burns. Bupa’s Balcarres Care Home, on Albany Road, celebrated the birth of the Bard of Ayrshire with an evening of poetry reciting and Ceilidh dancing, which also included a rich three course supper and ... Read More »

It’ll be homely this Christmas at Fullarton Care Home

An Irvine Care Home is to open its doors to two elderly members of the local community to ensure they will not have to eat alone this Christmas Day. Kind-hearted staff at Bupa’s Fullarton care home, in Irvine, will welcome the two members of the local community, facing the prospect of a Christmas on their own, to enjoy a traditional ... 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 »

Reining in Christmas early at Glasgow Care Ho-Ho-Home

A Glasgow care home had Santa and his reindeer drop by this week to visit the residents and help kick start their Christmas celebrations. Bupa’s Darnley Court Care Home welcomed Dasher, Blitzen and friends to bring the festive spirit and all of the residents and over 100 local children were given the honour of switching on the lights to decorate ... Read More »