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Meet our Activities Coordinator, Karen Dillon

Karen Dillon is our Head of Activities and has worked within the home since 2005, starting out as a Carer. Karen is very outgoing and full of fun. She has many hobbies, with arts & crafts being her favourite, and her passion for this can be seen in the activities she arranges.

Karen’s activities team is made up of herself, Magi Bell and Sharon McArthur. Between them, they ensure that residents are happy and have loads of fun.

They are very keen to involve the residents in the decision making within the home to enhance their experience. They take part in the residents' meetings, catering forums and assist the General Manager in interviewing new staff members.

Activities at Balclutha Court

At Balclutha Court our resident’s happiness is extremely important to us. We all know that a large part of this is keeping active and continuing to enjoy your interests and hobbies. At Balclutha Court, we have regular activities including arts and crafts, music, entertainment, trips to local attractions such as canal trips, safari parks and many more. Our activities team are always busy organising events, entertainment and excursions with the broadest possible appeal and many of our residents see living at Balclutha Court as an opportunity to develop a new skill or interest. It is important to us that each individual who we support can get as much from these as possible, so we try our best to arrange activities that reflect their interests and capabilities as best as possible, and encourage them to participate in any way they can. We also encourage relatives to join with activities and events as often as they can.

Life at our home

Care homes and elderly care from Barchester Healthcare

Employee of the Month - June

Congratulations to Carer, Raymond Bradley, who was named as our Employee of the Month for May. He was nominated for going the extra mile and for always being helpful and friendly.

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20 Years of Service

Congratulations to Staff Nurse, Billy Docherty, who recently recently celebrated his 20th year working for Barchester. Here's to another 20, Billy!

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15 Years of Service

Congratulations to Carer, Laura Skilling, who recently received her 15 year Long Service Award. Here's to another 15 years, Laura!

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Enjoying the Sunshine

Residents made the most of the sunshine recently by enjoying a walk along our esplanade, which is just a stone's throw away from our home – and the views are just beautiful!

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A Day in the Garden

Residents had a lot of fun in the garden planting some flowers. Everyone had a great time!

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Canal Cruise

Residents can be seen above enjoying a lovely canal boat ride from Kirikintilloch with Seagull Trust.

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