News from Silverline Care

Burnside creating special sensory garden for residents

Burnside Care Home in Borrowmuirhills is promoting the mental and spiritual wellbeing of residents with a special new sensory garden. The home wanted to create areas in their garden that all of it 57 residents, with varying abilities and needs, could utilise and enjoy. Burnside has created a special herb garden which involves touch, taste…

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Barn-dance themed fete gets residents singing and dancing

Residents, families and the local community donned their cowboy outfits to enjoy a barn-dance themed fete at Cochrane Care Home on Saturday.   Despite damp weather, over £1100 was raised in a fun filled day, which included face painting, a home baking stall and tearoom.   Residents had a ball singing along to country and…

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Music fills the air at Cochrane care home

The suave, silky sounds of the Rat Pack filled the air at a Renfrewshire care home earlier in July, as residents enjoyed the toe-tapping tunes of Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and company thanks to a kind-hearted local entertainer. Local man Gerry Everett entertained residents at Cochrane Care Home, in Johnstone, on Thursday 14 July, with…

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Music in the air as Broadway glamour comes to Burnside Care Home

All the glitz and glamour of Broadway was on show in Aberdeenshire on Saturday 27 February as residents at a local care home enjoyed an hour of toe-tapping entertainment.   Residents at Burnside Care Home on Borrowmuirhill Road, Laurencekirk, were treated to a special show by musicians and performers from production company Cat’s Pyjamas. To…

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Yorkshire Building Society team help at Manorcroft

A number of rooms at Manorcroft Care Home in West Yorkshire have been transformed thanks to the efforts of a team of volunteers from the Yorkshire Building Society. Yorkshire Building Society staff from three local branches, Dewsbury, Brighouse and Slaithwaite, provided pots of paint and got stuck in to decorating three lounges at the care…

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Silverline Autumn Newsletter

September 2015 Silverline’s Autumn newsletter: Welcome to the second edition of our new quarterly newsletter. Our aim is to provide a snapshot of the activities that take place across our care homes as well as a more practical insight into topical issues relating to long term care.  Click here to download your copy.

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Silverline’s first newsletter

June 2015 Silverline’s first newsletter: Welcome to the first edition of our new quarterly newsletter. Our aim is to provide a snapshot of the activities that take place across our care homes as well as a more practical insight into topical issues relating to long term care. Click here to download it

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Burnside – Gala Tea Dance

July 2015 Burnside recently held a Gala Tea Dance where residents enjoyed dancing to old favourites, a cup of tea and a raffle. It was great for residents and members of the local community to socialise. The residents loved it. One lady described it as “amazing”.

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Burnside – Dementia Friends

July 2015 Members of the local community in Laurencekirk recently attended a Dementia Friends session held at Burnside. Burnside’s aim is to support their local community and ensure local businesses are dementia friendly. We received very positive feedback with one attendee saying “I have learned a lot; there are things that happen to people with…

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