Staff and residents at Bupa’s Braemount Care Home in Paisley have just hosted ‘Silver Sunday’, a free, fun-packed event for members of the local community.
Guests were treated to entertainment, music and bingo with prizes, while Head Chef Derrick Smartt was serving freshly baked cakes and treats during the day.
Silver Sunday is a UK-wide initiative, designed to celebrate older people and the value they bring to a community. With its open door policy, it’s also hoped that the events will reduce instances of loneliness and social isolation, as older members of the local community are invited to join the fun. Across the UK, more than 70 Bupa care homes opened their doors to host events on Sunday 1st October.
Stevie Drennan, Activity Coordinator at Braemount, said: “We are always keen to get the local community involved in the different events and activities we have going on at the home. The residents always enjoy socialising with the other Paisley locals and sharing stories. And the cake stalls are always a real hit as everyone gets to have a sweet treat and a nice cuppa.”
This was the first time the home joined in with a Silver Sunday event and everyone was really looking forward to it. “It’s a great chance to meet with other members of the local community, whether they’re familiar faces or new friends,” added Stevie.
Braemount Care Home offers elderly care across its purpose-built complex comprising four separate houses. Services include nursing care and support, dementia care and specialist care for residents who have very specific needs, such as those living with Parkinson’s.