Residents kept themselves busy on Mothers Day at Harestane Care Home, writing messages to their loved ones.
Harestane Carehome celebrated Mothers day a bit differently this year but kept spirits high with Cards and cake. Everyone is missing visits from families and friends but understand why no-one can and send messages to everyone.
May Christie is a Dundee great-great grandmother who remains forever young as she celebrated her 100th birthday. May marked the milestone with a party surrounded with family and friends at Harestane Care Home including a niece who has travelled from Australia. Her cake had only 25 candles on it because Mrs Christie, who has children Peter, 77, Angus, 74, Carole, 72, Rosilynn, 67, eight grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren and three great-great grandchildren, was born on a leap day in 1920.
Local Highland Dancers entertained the residents at Harestane Care Home.
Mary Coyne was a 100 on the 21st December and we held a big celebration for her with singers highland dancers and a piper
Harestane Clients were delighted to welcome Highland Dancer Alix who entertained them on 6th January 2019 finishing off the seasons festive activities.
A brother and sister have stayed together all their lives until sister had to go into care, she is now settled in Harestane Care home where her brother can visit regularly.
Unsolicited Feedback from party organisers SSSC –
We had a fabulous time yesterday. We had such a ball. I can’t thank you all enough for letting us do that and all your help. Your staff are wonderful and I can tell how much you love your residents and that is such a lovely feeling and thing to see!
Stephanie Strachan our Team leader owns two ponies Raven and Coco. Coco is coming up for 10 years of age and has now become our therapy pony and her first visit was enjoyed by all the clients. She is a gentle miniature pony who loves attention and our clients obliged her very much by learning how to brush her and stroking her and offering her treats. Coco actually lifts her leg like a wee dog giving a paw which is so cute and very clever!! The clients were so animated when Coco walked in and they thoroughly enjoyed their afternoon!! Some of our clients used to own horses or tended horses and this brought back very real happy memories for them. Some relatives also brought their young children along to see Coco and it turned out to be a real intergenerational day that was loved by all especially Coco!! We have planned her next visit for December 2018 whereby I have been assured that there will be tinsel and maybe a red nose to be added!!