Gillian Conway

Meet our Activities Coordinator, Gillian Conway

Gill has worked for South Grange since 1996.  Gill's role in the home is ensuring our residents enjoy a fulfilling quality of life.  The programme that Gill and her team (Sheena, Vicky and Karon) provide is stimulating, creative and varied.  Gill enjoys the time she spends with residents and families.  The team welcomes any suggestions made by residents and family members in relation to activities.

Activities at South Grange

Our specialist activities staff are committed to organising a mix of activities and events for residents and the local community to get involved in, including trips out to local places of interest in our minibus and visits from entertainers and musicians. 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

Nursery Visit

Children from the local Grange Nursery School stopped by for a visit. Residents always look forward to this.

104th Birthday Celebration

104th Birthday Celebration

Celebrations have been in full swing at South Grange Care Home, as one of its residents reaches her 104th birthday in style.

Elizabeth Graham (Beth) was joined by relatives, and friends as she celebrated her birthday. A champagne reception was held at the home and guests enjoyed this special birthday. The birthday girl, said: 'I never thought i would reach this special day, my life has been good and just happy to see all my friends and family today to celebrate this day with me.'

Among those relatives attending was Beths Son and Three Daughters, Carol, Jean, Francis and John, who played host for the afternoon to lots of guests. Speaking about her Mother,Jean said: “Beth is and has been a fantastic mother and friend to so many over the past hundred and four years, and it’s wonderful to be with her on this very special day to say just how proud she makes us feel.”

Linda Walker, General Manager of Barchester South Grange added: “We’re delighted to be celebrating a truly remarkable woman as she reaches this amazing milestone. Beth is such a popular resident who always has an interesting tale to tell, she can often be heard singing throughout the day and we look forward to hearing many more songs and tales as she enjoys her next year.”

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Blair Drummond Safari Park

Blair Drummond Safari Park

Our residents and staff enjoyed a lovely day out to Blair Drummond Safari Park. We had a picnic lunch and thoroughly enjoyed seeing the animals. We are looking forward to returning in September!

Air Museum Montrose

Air Museum Montrose

We had a trip with residents to the Air Museum in Montrose recently, where they were able to see old aircraft and dress up in the old air force memorabilia. A great day was had by all!

Open Day

Open Day

We hosted an open day on Saturday 21st April. It was a glorious afternoon and residents & families had a lovely time eating a variety of beautifully made cakes, and enjoying music from our Deputy Manager, Linda, and her husband, Stan.

Therapy Ponies

On 6th February 2018, we were joined by some therapy Shetland ponies from West Lothian. The visit was a great success and residents, staff and visitors thoroughly enjoyed making a fuss of our guests. The ponies were taken into lounges and bedrooms for all to see.