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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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

Independent living service helps to ease NHS ‘humanitarian crisis’

Independent living provider Welbeing has stepped in to help people home from hospital as the NHS struggles to keep up with winter demand. Welbeing provides well-known red pendants for elderly and vulnerable people which are monitored round-the-clock and automatically raise an alarm if help is required, for example in the event of a fall. The organisation is working with the ... 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 »