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Archive for February, 2009


Posted by admin on February 23, 2009
Music Activities, Uncategorized / No Comments
Here at Westacres every Friday afternoon we have a choir.  Volunteers come in and play the guitar and sing with the residents and staff.  It is one of the best turn outs we have for any activity and is enjoyed by residents, visitors and staff.  We have songs typed out on A4 paper (quite large font) so that everyone can join in the singing.
Hope this helps with your activity forum.
Angela Ryan, Westacres Care Home, Glasgow.
PS you don’t have to have anyone playing an instrument to have this activity.

Beauty Therapy

Posted by admin on February 23, 2009
Pampering / No Comments

We did a makeover of our hairdressing salon and transferred it from a bland room with a sink and mirrors to a stylish beauty therapy room where you can have a relaxing facial or hand massage, a manicure , beauty therapy such as make up applied along with your favourite hair do over a coffee surrounded by relaxing music soft lighting and your pals for a chat huge success with our residents and great fun for staff .

Ellen Kelly, Ailsa Craig Nursing Home, Glasgow.

Crossword Thinker!

Posted by admin on February 04, 2009
Games / No Comments

If you use a cheap cross-word book bought in most pound shops, you can ask the questions to the residents and giving them the first letter of the answer and a few wee hints, its amazing how is makes them think and is a good challenge for them. 

Margaret Swan at Dalmoak Castle, Dumbarton

Blair Drummond Safari Park

Posted by admin on February 04, 2009
Days Out / No Comments

I found the Safari park at Blair Drummond was a great day out, lots to see and the animals can be very entertaining.


Telephone: 01786 841 456 

Margaret Swan at Dalmoak Castle, Dumbarton

Mock Wedding in Greenock!

Posted by admin on February 04, 2009
Big Events / No Comments

Article from the Greenock Telegraph. Originally published, page 3 on 26/08/2008 click here for a link

WEDDING bells boomed out at Balclutha Court care home last week as staff gave residents a day to remember.

They arranged a mock wedding as a spot of fun and got everyone involved, with managers becoming vicars and carers becoming bridesmaids for the day.

Two of the residents, Andy McLaughlin and Anna Duncan, also played their part as the blushing brides parents.

In front of guests from the home, groom for the day Stuart Hayton married his colleague, Karen Darroch, and a great time was had by all at a reception afterwards.

Karen Dillon, the activities co-ordinator at Balclutha, said: It started off as a wee bit of fun but everyone got into the spirit of it. The residents had an absolute ball.

We have to thank Homebase for giving us an arch for the ceremony, plus Keogh and Savage, Passionara and Mystique for supplying wedding outfits.

How to Leave a Message on the Activities Forum

Posted by admin on February 02, 2009
How to Leave a Message / No Comments

To leave a message is fairly straight forward.

1. Click on “Add Your Post” 

2. In order to become a contributor please complete the registration form. You will then be emailed a username and password and will be able to access the forum.

3. Once you have been emailed your username and password you can log on to the site. At this point you can change your password to something more memorable. To do this click on the profile tab at the top right hand side of the page in the blue section, scroll to the bottom of the page and put in your new password then click on “update profile” to complete.

4. To leave a message click on the “Write” tab at the top left hand side of the page.

5. Give your message a title, and the write your message in the “post” section.

6. You can then tick on what category your message relates to, or add a new one if it is not listed.

7. Finally press the “Submit for Review” and that is it!!


Alternatively email with your information and I will do it for you.

Hand Massage/Nails & Polish

Posted by admin on February 02, 2009
Pampering / No Comments

We have a ladies night providing a hand massage, nail & polish for £3.00 to include Tea & Biscuits, this is very popular as the Ladies get the opportunity to have a pamper session plus a chat with each other.

Catherine Lafferty, Brockburn Very Sheltered Housing, Glasgow