Residents across Balhousie Care group care homes have been turning their minds to Armistice day this week and using their creativity to pay respect to those lost in battle.
At Balhousie Antiquary, Arbroath, team member Lilly, decorated their outdoor shelter with paper poppy’s attached to a net. While at Balhousie Wheatlands in Bonnybridge, residents have enjoyed reminiscing while creating their Poppy collection, ahead of Remembrance Day on Sunday, 14 November.
At Balhousie Clement Park care home in Dundee, for their display board of poppies at reception, a team member had the idea of adding a photo of each resident to the centre of each poppy in an especially poignant and personal array.
Even Stan Balhousie, Tattie Bogle at Balhousie Pitlochry is sporting his poppy with pride.
And today, at Balhousie Stormont care home in Blairgowrie, is all about remembering, as residents make poppy wreaths and pictures to decorate the home, taking the well known verse from the Laurence Binyon poem, For the Fallen, as a central focus, lest we forget…
They shall not grow old as we that are left grow old
Age shall not weary them
Nor the years condemn
At the going down of the sun
And in the morning
We will remember them.