Category: Harestane

Harestane 2023 Summer Carnival

We organised a Carnival on the 22nd July 2023 to celebrate summer for our clients, friends, families, and staff.

We wanted to do something that we have not done before so we decided on a carnival theme.

We had various stalls to raise money for the clients comfort fund such as Cake and Candy BBQ Tombola and kids activities; hook a duck, tin can alley , hoopla, hit the target, bouncy castle and many more.

This was a huge success. The staff all pulled together and made the attractions. We were overwhelmed by the generosity of local businesses, families and staff for their donations. We raised a massive £1600 which will be utilised for days out, concerts and activity materials.

I am so proud of the teamwork from everyone involved to bring this event together. Everyone had a great day!

Thanks to all for coming.

Coronation Celebrations at Harestane

We started preparing for the Coronation earlier than King Charles III. We received a donation from Mr Charles McMillan, on the passing of his beloved wife which allowed us to stage the event.

We wanted to have a street party however the British weather let us down and had to change our plan to have it indoors.

Clients and families were cordially invited to the party at 2pm on the Kings Coronation day. They were asked to wear red, white or blue and the staff wore the same. The residents loved watching the Coronation of the King with many of them remembering Queen Elizabeth’s coronation and some of them even remembering her Fathers coronation.


In the afternoon their was an entertainer on each floor. The clients participated in face painting and all the ladies wore a crown and all the men looked dashing in their Red White and Blue bowler hats!

Gail Rice had baked tirelessly and turned out a magnificent spread on the day and came with a few surprises e.g. a London Bus full of scones and the Kings Jubilee carriage full of cupcakes. The staff made the home look fit for a King with the amount of decorations.

A “ “Royal” time was had by all !!!

Harestane Care Home – Valentines day Trip

Valentine’s Day, met with Dundee’s V&A which made for a great day out for these lovely ladies, who attended a dementia-friendly concert featuring classical favourites, including Mozart and Mendelssohn.

Harestane Care Home – We’re back into fitness

Better Gen fitness sessions getting started again.

Better:Gen is committed to raising standards in healthcare and health and social care education. They are a multiple award-winning training company and one of the Big Issue Top 100 Changemakers of 2020.

These sessions are designed around movement, music and memory.

Boxing is filled with all 3 benefits helped by our resident punchball BoB – it stimulates memory by recognition and emotion. It is full of combinations or simply punching to the beat of the music – it is beneficial for all abilities – no one is left out – there are simply no barriers 👍

In Remembrance of Mrs Kathryn Worsfold

In remembrance of Mrs Kathryn Worsfold

Kathryn’s devoted family came to Harestane Care Home and completely revamped the flower beds that were nearest to where Kathryn’s room.   The plants and flowering shrubs will give colour all year round.    This was such an amazing thing to do and lets all the clients and the staff enjoy this wonderful dosplay.

Visit to Balnuith Alpacas

Residents of Harestane Care Home visited BALNUITH ALPACAS on Friday 23rd September, its also called The Funny Farm.    A truly magical morning as the clients loved getting so close to the donkeys Alpacas and Llhamas and a special breed of sheep.   Some of the group were able to hold a 2 day old Baby Lamb.    They were able to feed the donkeys carrots and treat to some of the bigger animals, it was truly an amazing visit.