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.

Butterfly Café and Pet Therapy

Butterfly Café and Pet Therapy

We held two very successful events at Bridge View House that we thought we might share with you; the Butterfly Café and Pet Therapy. The Café was well attended and residents loved the animals who came to visit and we even made friends with some lively geese!

Our newly named ‘Butterfly Café’ (formerly Dementia Café) met on Tuesday 23rd October and was very well attended. This is a two-monthly event led by our Activities Co-ordinator, Shona Kerwin. A lovely Halloween themed spread of home baking, courtesy of our resident cook – Shirley price, was a big hit with the residents’ families who attended.

We meet again on 17th January and we hope for a great attendance like yesterday.

The Butterfly Café takes place every few months and gives family and friends a safe place to talk about the challenges they face with their loved one’s dementia.