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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 […]

6th July 2017 | By | Reply More
Leithers play a key role in festival

Leithers play a key role in festival

Edinburgh locals have been put centre stage at the Leith Festival as a play celebrating the anniversary of one of the areas landmarks has taken inspiration from lifelong residents.   ‘Muriel of Leith’, which is playing at the Constitution Bar’s Red Room this week and explores the history and changing landscape of Leith, will feature […]

22nd June 2017 | By | Reply More
Pedalling posse cycle 220 miles for charity

Pedalling posse cycle 220 miles for charity

A cycling group from Aberdeen is set to tackle a 220 mile cycle from Inverness to Campbelltown to raise money for charity.   John Halliday, 39, and the ‘Cyclepaths’ are taking on the journey to raise money for two charities close to John’s heart – Bield and Chest, Heart and Stroke Scotland.   John said: […]

14th June 2017 | By | Reply More
Bield celebrates volunteers

Bield celebrates volunteers

The manager of a retirement housing development in St Andrews is praising the important work of university students in a bid to encourage others to see the value of volunteering. Lesley McIntosh, Manager at Bield’s Argyle Court, said their success in recruiting volunteers from St Andrews University to help with daily coffee mornings had enabled […]

13th June 2017 | By | Reply More
Volunteers praised for hard work at Bield

Volunteers praised for hard work at Bield

A housing development in Alexandria has celebrated the vital role volunteers play in helping to provide support for its tenants.   Oakbank, joins 35 Bield developments across the country thanking the hardworking volunteers that selflessly put others first, as part of Volunteers’ Week.   Bield, one of Scotland’s biggest care and housing providers, was happy […]

9th June 2017 | By | Reply More
Dunfermline fundraising night hits all the right notes

Dunfermline fundraising night hits all the right notes

A care and sheltered housing development in Fife raised an incredible £525 for its tenants by holding a rocking music night. Bield’s Grants Bank, in Dunfermline, invited members of the local community to its inaugural music night to raise money for its tenant’s social fund. The night raised the amazing total thanks to donations and […]

2nd June 2017 | By | Reply More
£2,500 donation helps Bield get better connected

£2,500 donation helps Bield get better connected

An East Ayrshire Very Sheltered Housing Development has helped spark interest in online after a generous donation enabled them to purchase iPads for all tenants to use.   The £2,500 donation to Bield’s Warrick and Glebe Courts in Cumnock was made by a former tenant, Mr McGough, who had enjoyed his 5 and a half […]

25th May 2017 | By | Reply More
Ping Pong playing pensioners bat for table tennis success

Ping Pong playing pensioners bat for table tennis success

A 94 year old from East Lothian has reignited her childhood love of table tennis thanks to a generous grant awarded to Haddington Table Tennis Club by The People’s Projects.   Joan James, aged 94, who lives at Bield’s The Butts retirement housing development in Haddington, has been enjoying the use of table tennis equipment […]

9th May 2017 | By | Reply More
Glaswegian Housing and Care manager takes on mountains for charity!

Glaswegian Housing and Care manager takes on mountains for charity!

A 66 year old Glaswegian granddad has topped Scotland’s highest peak to complete a trio of events that saw him scale 2,430 metres and run 10,000 metres – raising £1,425 in the process. Gurdev Singh Pall, manager at Bield’s Westland Court, raised the fantastic total by climbing Ben Nevis, Mount Snowdon and completing the Great […]

8th May 2017 | By | Reply More
Magnificent seven as coffee mornings brew £13,800 for charity

Magnificent seven as coffee mornings brew £13,800 for charity

A retirement housing development in Airdrie has held its seventh annual coffee morning raising an incredible combined total of £13,800 for Macmillan Cancer Support.   Bield’s Inglefield Court has held coffee mornings for the past seven years, raising more every year, contributing towards funds for the charity.   This year the morning was a hub […]

5th May 2017 | By | Reply More
Preston Pantry celebrates first birthday

Preston Pantry celebrates first birthday

A monthly bistro at a very sheltered housing development in East Lothian has celebrated its first birthday after raising a phenomenal £4,500 in its inaugural year.   Preston Pantry was set up at Bield’s Johnny Moat Place to give tenants, their friends and families, the chance to enjoy a restaurant style meal in a relaxed […]

21st April 2017 | By | Reply More
Dementia restaurant receives new funding

Dementia restaurant receives new funding

People living with dementia in Kirkintilloch will continue to have the opportunity to dine out in familiar surroundings, after a much-loved local meal service secured new funding.   Staff at Bield’s Whitehill Court Day Care set up ‘Mary’s Kitchen’ where carers and people who use the service can come and dine from a special menu […]

20th April 2017 | By | Reply More
Lifelong literature lover celebrates 100th birthday

Lifelong literature lover celebrates 100th birthday

 A World War Two nurse with a passion for poetry has celebrated turning 100 at a Dunfermline retirement housing development. Mary Wright McKean, now a tenant at Bield’s Gillie Court, was born in Edinburgh where she worked as a librarian, civil servant and as a nurse during the war. Her time as a nurse is […]

11th April 2017 | By | Reply More
Retro tea room goes down a treat with East Ayrshire residents

Retro tea room goes down a treat with East Ayrshire residents

An East Ayrshire very sheltered housing development has given tenants the opportunity to step back in time by brewing up a refreshing retro treat for their tenants.   Menzies Court, managed by leading housing and care provider Bield, have created a unique tea room for their tenants with a dash of adoration for the past.  […]

5th April 2017 | By | Reply More
Nervous flyer trains for pilot licence 60 years after first flight

Nervous flyer trains for pilot licence 60 years after first flight

Almost 60 years after first getting into a cockpit, a Fife man has his pilot’s licence in his sights as he studies for the first round of tests. It’s up, up and away for Roddy Kyle, a tenant at Bield’s Abercrombie Court in St Monans, as an upcoming hip replacement has failed to take the […]

23rd March 2017 | By | Reply More
Home comforts for far flung centenarian

Home comforts for far flung centenarian

A woman who has spent her life in far-flung places has celebrated her 100th birthday at a Dundee retirement housing development. Emily Lyall, who was born in Soho and grew up in Kent, made India, Egypt and Singapore her home before returning to the UK. Celebrating with family and friends at Bield’s Strathmartine Court, Emily […]

6th March 2017 | By | Reply More
£200k investment in Berwickshire retirement development

£200k investment in Berwickshire retirement development

A £200,000 investment will see a Berwickshire retirement housing development boost the independence of tenants and improve accessibility.   Bield’s ‘Step Free’ project will see four state-of-the-art internal platform lifts installed at Turnbull Court, in Duns, and an enclosed external vertical platform lift.   Cllr John Greenwell of the Scottish Borders Council said: “In my […]

27th February 2017 | By | Reply More
Care home Burns Night has a distinctive Scottish flavour

Care home Burns Night has a distinctive Scottish flavour

A Bo’ness care home had a Burns Night to remember as they hosted an evening of fine dining, music and quizzes – all with a distinctly Scottish flavour.   Bield’s Woodlands care home, on Kinneil Drive, celebrated the birth of the Ploughman Poet, with an evening of crafts and sing-a-longs, topped off by a traditional […]

31st January 2017 | By | Reply More
Sonsie faces all round at Bield Burns’ Nicht

Sonsie faces all round at Bield Burns’ Nicht

A blast on the pipes and a splash of tartan were top of the menu as guests at a Kirkintilloch Day and Evening Care Service celebrated Burns’ Night in style.   Bield’s Whitehill Court welcomed service users and guests to enjoy a traditional three course Scots banquet and were piped into the restaurant before the […]

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