News from Silverline Care

Burnside promotes intergenerational activity with local school

Burnside Care Home in Laurencekirk has welcomed children from nearby Poppies Nursery School to come and interact with residents and do activities together. The nursery will continue to visit residents twice a month, to read, draw, and chat together. As well as the school visits, the care home has started to link up with different…

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Linson Court resident given new lease of life

Irene Hargreaves, a resident at Linson Court care home, has found a new lease of life after adopting a life-like cat, Topsy. Irene, who is 97, has Alzheimer’s and often declines to join in with activities at the home. But staff thought a ‘pet’ would help stimulate her and give her a focus. Beth Parry,…

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Couple at Manorcroft celebrate diamond wedding anniversary

A resident at Manorcroft care home in Dewsbury celebrated her diamond wedding anniversary with her husband at the weekend. June Earnshaw says the secret to her happy marriage is letting her husband go to the pub. Her husband Eric thinks he deserves a ‘blooming medal’ for being married for so long. June lives at Manorcroft…

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Spiers Care Home invites local school to join activities

Spiers Care Home in Beith has welcomed pupils from local Garnock Community Campus to participate in a number of activities to help towards their Scottish Credit Qualifications Framework (SCQF) Certificate. The pupils have been visiting for the past four weeks and participated in sports activities such as bean bag throwing, kicking balls to each other…

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Investing in staff and residents with Playlist for Life training

Staff, residents and families at two care homes will benefit from a training day specifically designed to help care for people living with dementia. Eight staff members from both Cochrane Care Home and Ranfurly Care Home will take part in the day at the end of February. A first for both homes, the training will…

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Linson Court resident celebrates 100th birthday

Queenie Bishop celebrated her 100th birthday in style last week, with cake and a sing song with family and friends at Linson Court Care Home. Queenie, who is Linson Court’s oldest resident, was treated to songs from her favourite film ‘The Sound of Music’ and received her telegram from the Queen. Her one son and…

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Burnside Care Home resident celebrates 106th birthday

Mary Craig from Burnside Care Home has joined the handful of centenarians in the UK aged 105 and over, after turning 106 in December. Mary, who is Burnside’s oldest resident, enjoyed a party to celebrate the big day with family, friends and staff. They were treated to her favourite dish, Stovies, and drinks. It is…

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Spiers Care Home win Christmas cake decorating competition

Spiers Care Home in Beith, North Ayrshire won a cake decorating contest for their impressive ‘Santa and Rudolph in bed’ cake. The competition ran across Silverline’s seven homes and residents and staff were encouraged to design and create a Christmas themed cake. Rachel Dryden, CEO of Silverline Care visited each home to judge the cakes….

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Care Assistant looking forward to Christmas tipple after Sober November

A senior care assistant at Newark Care Home in Port Glasgow is looking forward to a festive drink after successfully completing ‘Sober November’. Robert Lamont raised over £300 from giving up alcohol for the whole month of November. He kindly donated the money to the residents at Newark Care Home to help them enjoy ‘those…

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Redecoration starts at Manorcroft Care Home

Manorcroft Care Home in Dewsbury has started a three year plan to redecorate the whole home, with the aim of creating a brighter, more modern space for its 40 residents. The project began two weeks ago, and the first area to be completed is the entrance hall where a new floor has been laid and…

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