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.

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Food Bank Donation

General Manager, Alison Dickson, and Deputy Manager, Julie Wilson, dropped off our food bank collection at Foodbank Inverclyde, and it turned out the volunteer working was an ex-relative of the home, Mrs. Moore. Alison and Julie received a tour of the food bank and discussed volunteering opportunities.

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Morton Football Club

We were invited along by Morton Football Club to join the Manager Jonathan Johansson and his wife, Jean, a Scottish Television presenter, who is originally from port Glasgow, for lunch. We also got the chance to get on the pitch and get a photo with our advertisement.

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Motorbike Millie

Motorbike Millie spent the afternoon visiting residents when she recently visited Baclutha.

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Emergency Services Visit

We were joined by some local fireman, who stopped by for a cuppa on their break. The emergency services are always welcome here at Balclutha Court.

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Floor Games

Residents enjoyed playing some floor games recently, which is one of their favourite activities. It is a great way to reminisce about music, films and band names.

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Fun in the Sun

Resident, Peggy Butcher enjoyed a thrilling game of Connect 4 with a member of the Lifestyle Team.

Upcoming events

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Events & Activities in June

There's lots of fun activities lined up throughout June here at Balclutha Court.

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Events & Activities in July

There's plenty of great activities scheduled throughout July here at Balclutha Court.

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Events & Activities in August

There's lots going on throughout August here at Balclutha Court.

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