Tag: Balcarres Care Home

Dundee care home gets hair salon and American-style diner thanks to generous donation

Dundee care home gets hair salon and American-style diner thanks to generous donation

RESIDENTS at a Dundee care home will be able to enjoy American-style dining and get their hair cut in style, thanks to a generous donation from a former resident’s fundraiser. The memorial for 101-year-old Jerry Morrison raised £500 for the Bupa Balcarres Care Home following his death in September. Now staff have spent the money […]

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Dundee care home opens up it’s very own church

Dundee care home opens up it’s very own church

Residents at a care home in Dundee no longer need to worry about missing Sunday service, after dedicated staff created their own church in the home’s garden.   Bupa’s Balcarres Care Home, in Broughty Ferry, built an innovative ‘dementia village’ in its grounds in 2015, which includes a putting green, bus stop café, post office, […]

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Doting couple celebrate 71st Valentine’s Day

Doting couple celebrate 71st Valentine’s Day

A Dundee couple are perfectly placed to give lessons in love for Valentine’s Day – because this year will be the 71st time they will be celebrating February 14th together. And John Mackay, 96, and wife Edith (known as Eci), 92, believe they can give couples of all ages some simple tips for a long […]

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Nan Who Loves Naan WINS Top Curry Award

Nan Who Loves Naan WINS Top Curry Award

A 103 year old woman who became a national hit after revealing a love of hot curries as her secret to a long life has landed a well-deserved award win.   Margaret Phillips, a resident at Bupa’s Balcarres care home in Dundee, was dubbed the ‘nan who loves naan’, thanks to attributing her good health […]

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Young meets old as Dundee care home opens play park

Young meets old as Dundee care home opens play park

A Dundee care home has taken the unusual step to ensure youngsters enjoy a visit to their grandparents – by creating a children’s play park in the garden. The project is one of a number of new features to be created at Bupa’s Balcarres Care Home, in Broughty Ferry, thanks to the help of the […]

21st August 2015 | By | Reply More
103 year old reveals spicy top tips for long life

103 year old reveals spicy top tips for long life

A care home resident from Dundee has revealed her spicy top tips for reaching her 103rd birthday – a love of hot curries.   Margaret Phillips, who celebrated her birthday at Bupa’s Balcarres Care Home where she has lived since 2013, says she attributes her good health to fine Indian cuisine as well as keeping […]

9th July 2015 | By | Reply More
Latest technology arrives at Dundee care home

Latest technology arrives at Dundee care home

Bupa’s Balcarres Care Home, in Dundee, has helped residents to keep their minds active by installing Wi-Fi – allowing them to use the latest devices to play games and puzzles. The Bupa care home recently invested in a range of digital devices including iPads and a Hudl, helping residents to stay alert by using brain […]

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