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    Tenants set to take a walk down memory lane on Scottish Lingo

    Tenants set to take a walk down memory lane on Scottish Lingo

    TENANTS at a retirement housing development in Muirhouse are set to tackle the history of Scottish dialects as part of a series of events held by the local Reminiscence Group. Organised by The Living Memory Association (LMA), tenants at Bield’s Brookwell Court will test their strength in Scottish dialects as they take part in a […]

    17th May 2018 | By | Reply More
    Perth pensioners set for a wheelie good time

    Perth pensioners set for a wheelie good time

    AN 81-year-old Perthshire pensioner has teamed up with his local school and council to help older people get back on their bikes. Mr Norman Ridley, a former Salvation Army Officer who resides at Bield’s Quayside Court in Perth, has joined forces with Perth High School and Perth and Kinross Council to bring Cycling Without Age […]

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    Bield resident war veteran awarded France’s highest honour

    Bield resident war veteran awarded France’s highest honour

    A 94-year-old Linlithgow pensioner has been awarded one of the highest military honours by the French government. Thomas Gilmour, who served as a Commando during the Second World War, has been given the rank of Chevalier in “l’Ordre national de la Légion d’Honneur”, which translates as The National Order of the Legion of Honour, in recognition […]

    19th March 2018 | By | Reply More
    Grandfather turns Godfather

    Grandfather turns Godfather

    A 96-year-old retired plumber in Glasgow is set to publish his second novel – just over a month since his first became a national media sensation. William Glen’s latest novel follows the lives four retirement home residents who, after becoming involved with a dangerous local gangster, end up committing two murders. Those intrigued by his […]

    8th March 2018 | By | Reply More
    Glasgow housing and care provider proves it’s never too late to learn something new

    Glasgow housing and care provider proves it’s never too late to learn something new

    A LEADING housing and care provider has proved that it’s never too late to learn something new by running language lessons for its tenants in a bid to prevent the early onset of dementia. Over 60s at Bield’s Coxton Gardens development in Glasgow, have been boosting their memory skills with weekly Spanish classes, put on […]

    19th January 2018 | By | Reply More
    East Dunbartonshire Day Care Centre’s Biggest Christmas Yet

    East Dunbartonshire Day Care Centre’s Biggest Christmas Yet

    A day care centre in East Dunbartonshire ensured that people living with dementia didn’t miss out on the Christmas festivities over December, as it hosted its biggest dinner party to date. Staff at Oakburn Park Day Care in Milngavie, run by leading housing and care provider Bield, established a restaurant concept named ‘Wee Betty’s Bistro’. […]

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    Seniors and youngsters partake in charitable endeavour

    Seniors and youngsters partake in charitable endeavour

    SENIOR CITIZENS in North Lanarkshire have been involved with a local college for this year’s ‘Operation Christmas Child’ – a shoebox appeal created by the Samaritan’s Purse to help disaster-stricken children around the world celebrate Christmas. Tenants at Bield’s Hillcrest Court in Cumbernauld have been giving to those who need it the most in the […]

    12th January 2018 | By | Reply More
    A big Christmas do for Bield

    A big Christmas do for Bield

    In their busy week of pre-Christmas celebrations, residents at Bield’s Crosshill Gardens retirement housing development in Port Glasgow all joined for a traditional turkey dinner, complete with all the trimmings. The Christmas dinner, which was accompanied by lentil soup for starters and cheesecake or gateau for desert, was enjoyed by all 40 of the development’s […]

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    First book for 96-Year-Old Glaswegian

    First book for 96-Year-Old Glaswegian

    A 96-year-old Glaswegian has just published his first novel – which centres on a fight between South American drug barons. William Glen, a tenant at Bield’s Carntyne Gardens retirement housing, developed a love of writing after retiring from work as a plumber and has spent months writing and planning his book titled ‘After the Panic’ […]

    28th December 2017 | By | Reply More
    Bield resident remembers fellow veterans on Remembrance Sunday

    Bield resident remembers fellow veterans on Remembrance Sunday

    AN 86-YEAR-OLD from Glasgow recently remembered his fellow veterans on Remembrance Sunday in George Square. Private Andrew Glassford, a tenant at Bield’s Loch Laidon Court development served in the 1st Battalion Black Watch in both Korea and Kenya between 1952 and 1954. Originally a joiner, Private Glassford had to abandon his post as he was […]

    4th December 2017 | By | Reply More
    ‘Serious impact’ as Bield announces sudden closure of its residential care homes

    ‘Serious impact’ as Bield announces sudden closure of its residential care homes

    One of Scotland’s biggest providers of elderly care is to close its residential care homes. Edinburgh-based Bield has been working in elderly care for over 45 years. It will affect 12 properties in seven local authority areas. The company said financial pressures mean the business is having to changing the way it operates. However, it […]

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    Housing and care provider announces changes to its board following AGM

    Housing and care provider announces changes to its board following AGM

    A LEADING housing and care provider has announced changes to its Board Members following its latest Annual General Meeting (AGM). Bield has appointed four new members to its Board of Management who boast vast experience across a range of professional and health service sectors. Patricia Dawson, Robert Fernie, Isabel McGarvie and Moira Sibbald were elected […]

    4th October 2017 | By | Reply More
    Long serving staff members commended for service

    Long serving staff members commended for service

    Dedicated staff members have been honoured at Bield’s 2017 AGM for their service to the leading housing and care provider for Scotland’s older population. Linda Lee who works as an Asset Management Co-ordinator, in Bield’s Glasgow office was part of the group of colleagues that celebrated a combined total of 175 years of service with […]

    2nd October 2017 | By | Reply More
    Bield on board with Scottish Housing Day

    Bield on board with Scottish Housing Day

    A LEADING housing and care provider is supporting Scottish Housing Day by underlining how it endorses its own “year round ethos”.   Bield developed its “Free To Be” philosophy which promotes people making their own choices about how they live their lives when they rebranded five years ago.   This strapline has resulted in a […]

    25th September 2017 | By | Reply More
    Bield Wins £72k Funding to Support Innovative Services

    Bield Wins £72k Funding to Support Innovative Services

    Around 350 older people across Scotland are set to benefit after a leading housing and services provider landed a £72,000 funding boost. Bield will use the funds to ensure the continued provision of a number of additional services for residents, service users and their families, including dining out experiences for people with dementia, IT projects […]

    15th September 2017 | By | Reply More
    A joke, a wee dram and a keen mind-Longevity secrets from Anne

    A joke, a wee dram and a keen mind-Longevity secrets from Anne

    A Linlithgow woman has celebrated her 101st birthday – attributing her longevity to a keen mind, a healthy appetite, and a wee dram. Travel enthusiast Anne Cummings, a tenant at Bield’s West Port development, is an avowed foodie and isn’t afraid to tuck in. When asked her secret to long life, Anne said: “My secret […]

    13th September 2017 | By | Reply More
    Orchard Open Day Raises £145 for Bield in Buckhaven

    Orchard Open Day Raises £145 for Bield in Buckhaven

    A very sheltered housing development in Buckhaven has raised £145 after inviting the community to enjoy their beautiful orchard. The orchard, at Bield’s Braehead Gardens, was recently freshened up after tenant Frank Morrison introduced a beautiful water feature and new seating to liven it up and make it more accessible.   Building planters and adding […]

    29th August 2017 | By | Reply More
    Volunteers create sensory garden at West Lothian retirement development

    Volunteers create sensory garden at West Lothian retirement development

    Green-fingered tenants at a West Lothian retirement development have been given the welcome addition of a new herb garden. Bield’s Ochilview Court in Armadale hopes to offer tenants with increased opportunities to socialise in a communal area of the development and to join in on the outdoor activities that the garden offers. The Conservation Volunteers […]

    1st August 2017 | By | Reply More
    Gala opening for dementia friendly garden

    Gala opening for dementia friendly garden

    A Glenrothes Care Home has celebrated the opening of its dementia friendly garden with a traditional summer fete. Bield’s Finavon Court have worked on their outdoor space to provide a welcoming, relaxing and safe environment for their service users and their families to enjoy free of stress. The fully accessible garden features raised beds and […]

    28th July 2017 | By | Reply More
    Therapy Ponies Scotland visit Fife care home

    Therapy Ponies Scotland visit Fife care home

    Residents at a Fife care home have been paid a visit by two adorable Shetland ponies thanks to Therapy Ponies Scotland. Residents at Bield’s Grants Bank, in Dunfermline, were delighted to meet Apple Jack and Wilson, two specially trained therapy ponies, who were welcomed into the home and were a huge hit for both residents […]

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