‘Winter Wellness’ campaign

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Balcarres Care Home in Broughty Ferry is providing activities for local older people as part of a ‘Winter Wellness’ campaign run by Bupa.

The Winter Wellness campaign, organised in partnership with older people’s charity, Royal Voluntary Service, aims to encourage older people to stay healthy, warm and well during winter.

On Tuesday (November 12) from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., staff at the care home will be treating the elderly in the community to musical entertainment from local performer Eddie Cairney and a tea dance with winter warmer soup, curry and stovies.

Guests will be able to pick up a ‘Get Ready for Winter’ advice leaflet, which includes some top tips to help older people prepare for winter and to keep physically and emotionally well.

Bupa will also be providing free copies of their Winter Warmer Recipe booklet, which details tasty, affordable and easy-to-make dishes from Bupa care home chefs.

Siobhan Drane, community and partnerships manager at Bupa Care Services said: “The Winter Wellness campaign aims to help elderly people in our wider communities - and our homes - to keep well over winter.

“We are eager to do what we can to help older people who may struggle during the colder months. As well as giving practical information and advice on keeping physically well, we feel it’s equally important to improve the feel-good factor amongst elderly community communities through social events and entertainment.”

She concluded: “We will be on hand to offer the best possible advice to help keep older people warm and well in their own homes for as long as possible. Some people may even join us for short breaks during the winter before returning back home.”

To find out more about the event, or to request a copy of the Get Ready for Winter leaflet or Winter Warmers recipe booklet please ‘phone 0800 0281567.