Staff and residents of Balhousie Huntly hit the small screen this week after STV visited the home to report on staff members Liz Thomson.
Liz has been hitting the headlines following her nomination for a Great British Care Award for her sterling work as Activities Coordinator and for busting the myths around age. At 80 years young, she is older than some of her care home residents – and knows many of them from living for decades in the area.
STV reporter Anne Smith filmed Liz and residents during a session of their knitting bee and also performing armchair exercises. Liz then shared why she just can’t retire. “I love it too much. The residents put a smile on my face,” she said.
Resident Lottie Coutts, a lifelong acquaintance of Liz, her niece Yvonne Morrison and Interim Home Manager Andrew Chalmers-Gall all shared their stories of Liz and her unique way with residents. “Nothing is too much bother for her,” said Lottie (pictured above reminiscing with Liz). Andrew added: “I don’t see her age. I just see someone with lots of energy and a lovely way with the residents.”