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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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

Care provider campaigns in support of World Autism Awareness Week

Chesterfield-based residential care provider, Heathcotes Group, is taking part in World Autism Awareness Week to help improve the lives of people with this complex and often misunderstood developmental disorder. The campaign taking place between 27 March and 2 April is to spread awareness and encourage fundraising for autism, a lifelong disorder that is characterised by impairment in social interaction, communication and ... 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 »