Therapy ponies light up our care home

Therapy ponies light up our care home

We enjoyed some very special visitors to our residential care home on Friday. Yes, your eyes do not deceive, we had ponies come to visit our nursing home. It was lovely to see residents’ (and staff!) faces light up when these beauties rode into town. We thought we’d share a few pictures with you, and hope these photos convey the joy and fun we had with these wonderful animals.  

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Things go bump in the night at Dundee care home

Things go bump in the night at Dundee care home

Strange goings-on have been witnesses at a local Dundee nursing home, where witnesses have been seeing the most unusual and dramatic sights, and hearing other-worldly sounds. 

A wail of a time

Bridge View House’s original manse rises imposingly over the historic Magdalen Green and over the slivery Tay across the Tay Bridge in the heart of William McGonagall’s stomping grounds and just round the corner from Scotland’s greatest poet’s home.

…and a chilling tale

Staff and residents at the home reported strange goings on just a few days ago, when weird ghouls, ghosts and vampires walked the corridors of the old Georgian house, and the sound of singing, laughter and joy echoed through the home, as the party went on into the wee hours of the night!

Manager Heather Allison said; “We had a real scream at our annual Halloween Party when staff and residents joined in to create an atmospheric and fun party, when we let out our inner demons, and party animals.”

Some say they heard the voice of the great poet himself reciting his greatest works…

 

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November activities at our care home

November activities at our care home

Our November care home activity planner is now available.

Friends and family are welcome to join us as we celebrate life at our nursing home in Dundee. There is something on every morning, and every afternoon at Bridge View; from arts and crafts to sing-alongs, and from knitting to bingo! Come join in the fun. Watch out for our Christmas Fayre coming on Saturday 24th November.

You can download the planner as a pdf (opens in a new window), or pick up your copy from reception at the care home.

Bridge View’s Jimmy sparks United revival

Bridge View’s Jimmy sparks United revival

Rumours of a return to form with lucky fan returning to the stands

Popular care home resident, Jimmy enjoyed a fabulous VIP day out to Tannadice Park, the home of Dundee United, last Saturday.  Jimmy is a life-long fan of United and has his room decorated in tangerine and black. Jimmy also met his all-time favourite player – Dundee United legend, Hamish McAlpine. If it is possible we think we saw an even bigger grin on his face than his usual happy smile. United won on the day, sparking a revival which will soon see them returning to the glory days of the early 80s. At least that’s what we, and of course Jimmy hopes.

We took a few photos on the day to mark the occasion and Hamish the Goalie looks as chuffed as Jimmy to see the Tangerines in winning form.

A big thank you to Dundee United Football Club, and an even bigger shout out to our staff who volunteer their time to make dreams come true for our care home residents.