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Lovely day for a Midsummer's get together at Grantown care home


By Gavin Musgrove

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Lynemore residents enjoyed a summer party with friendly neigh-bours including a Royal Ascot themed visit.

Residents at the Grantown care home gathered in the glorious sunshine for an afternoon of entertainment on Saturday.

Joy Phillips (left) and Clara Anderson are in the frame at the care home's fun afternoon.
Joy Phillips (left) and Clara Anderson are in the frame at the care home's fun afternoon.

Some of the residents have been shielding and this was a first chance to get together after the latest relaxations in the coronavirus lockdown.

Young local musicians Kyle and Elspeth Archer were guests of honour at the care home's Midsummer Garden Party.

The tuneful duo are the grandchildren of a carer at Lynemore and treated residents to an afternoon of accordion, guitar and fiddle music.

Residents also enjoyed cream tea and ‘fizz’ as Lynemore carer Jemma Docherty played the pipes.

There was even the Royal Ascot themed horse parade as horses Angel and Bobby joined the party. The pair live in fields overlooking Lynemore.

Everybody needs good neigh-bours... Kara Pirie on foot with Bobby and Eilidh Cadden on Angel.
Everybody needs good neigh-bours... Kara Pirie on foot with Bobby and Eilidh Cadden on Angel.

Roz Munro, activities coordinate at Lynemore, said: “This was the first time some residents had seen each other for a while because of lockdown, so they were really pleased to catch up and enjoy a drink and blether.

"The staff really enjoyed the afternoon as well and it gave us all quite a lift. We are so lucky to have such an amazing team and supportive community around us, and we are very grateful to Kyle and Elspeth and the many others who helped make it such a special day for us.”

Visitors are currently not able to visit loved ones at care homes as restrictions remain in place as part of the lockdown.



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