Residents at Muirton House Care Home in Blairgowrie get to enjoy a wide variety of events and activities. Live music is a firm favourite at Muirton, and we are lucky to have a wealth of local entertainers that visit the home.

Following the unveiling of our Christmas decorations, local singer Kenny Martin stopped by to treat residents to an afternoon of singing and dancing around the Christmas tree. With a selection of classic hits, Kenny helped them to reminisce about their younger years.

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Three staff members have been presented with Long Service Awards in recognition of their years of dedication at Muirton House Care Home. Pearl Kerr has worked as a carer at the home for 27 years, Gill Rennie has served as Home Administrator for 17 years, and Arlene Palmer, Head Cook, has been with Muirton House for 15 years.

Catherine Russell, Care Home Manager, said; “There have been many changes in the home over the last 30 years and the staff have adapted admirably to this. These staff, along with others who have given a lot of years of service, are dedicated to Muirton House and will help out at any time to ensure the comfort and safety of our residents. Having staff who know the home well helps with continuity of care, especially for those residents who are frail or have dementia.”

As a thank you for their years of hard work, all three staff members were also presented with vouchers for Victor and Sons Jewellers in Blairgowrie.

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Muirton Berry Pickers

To celebrate Staff Recognition Week, the team at Muirton House Care Home in Blairgowrie decided to host a themed dress-down day. A relative suggested they dress up as the famous Blairgowrie Berry Pickers. Blairgowrie, known as “Berry Town” is famous for its berry fields. Every year tens of thousands of Scots headed “to the berries” for the summer to pick the fruit.

The Muirton House team got into their “berry gear” for the day. Sporting cleeks (hooks tied around the waist to carry the baskets for picking) and luggies (small buckets). Residents loved reminiscing about their days “at the berries” and rounded it all off with live music and strawberries and cream for all!

 

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Young Peter visited Muirton House from St Stephens school as part of the take your child to work day. His mum is a carer in the dementia unit however, on this occasion, he was helping Jane with activities, which included sensory dance, provided by Andrea Holbrook.

Everyone had a very enjoyable time.

 

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Friends of Muirton House, Carol Maclean and her Labrador Bud visited on Tuesday 22ndJanuary for a special tea party.

Carol and Bud from Therapets, visit Muirton House every two weeks and have become friends to many of the residents. This is an invaluable service and over the last year, staff ran a collection, raising £84 for Therapets from visitors’ and staff loose change.

The money was presented to Carol by Mrs Marjorie Scott thanking her for all the work they do.

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Pet Therapy at Muirton House

Staff at Muirton House held a Christmas T-shirt day (too warm for jumpers!) to raise funds for Children in Need. Claire Campbell, Clinical Lead who organised the day said a total of £43 was raised. Staff, residents and visitors all enjoyed the fun and said it was a great day!

 

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Residents at Muirton House have been taking part in regular Zumba sessions with local instructor Fiona Edwards.

Home Manager Catherine said “these are fun, happy sessions. The level of participation and concentration is fantastic. It certainly lifts the spirit and the sense of achievement for all involved!”

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Zumba Muirton House