Day care centre takes time to celebrate its staff members

by Emma Lourie

Tuesday, July 21st, 2020

Day care centre pull together to support customers and vulnerable members of the community

Day care centre takes time to celebrate its staff members - Charity PRSTAFF at a day care facility in East Dunbartonshire are being commended by their employers after going above and beyond to support customers throughout the Coronavirus pandemic.

Oakburn Park Day Care in Milngavie pulled together to help support customers and other vulnerable members of the community in a variety of ways during lockdown.

The key workers have been delivering lunches to the local community, as well as setting up mobile libraries and activity packs.

Lori Donachie, Care assistant at Oakburn Park Day Care, said: “Throughout Lockdown staff at Oakburn Park have been supplying and delivering lunches to vulnerable members of the Bearsden and Milngavie community.

“As well as lunches, staff have been making and distributing activity packs, mobile libraries, jigsaws and DVDs to help customers pass the time. One of our care assistants, Alan Graham, took a lead role on this project and we appreciate all his hard work organising.”

Oakburn Park Day Care facility supported Dementia Awareness week earlier this year by organising a socially distanced surprise delivery of afternoon tea to some customers at home, with all proceeds donated by Waitrose in Milngavie.

Lori added: “All of the individuals that received the afternoon tea were delighted – we have to say a big thank you to Sandra Galloway for taking a lead on this project and overseeing the delivery.

Day care centre takes time to celebrate its staff members - Charity PR

Staff have come up with creative activities to keep customers morale up, whether it is providing support, organising activities or baking for a birthday, there has been relentless efforts put in over the past few months.

Lori added: “At Oakburn Park, one of our customers celebrated a lockdown birthday and two staff members, Marie Williamson and Lynsey Bennett, paid a socially distanced visit to deliver a box of chocolates, flowers and birthday card along with lunch. Big thank you ladies!

“The whole team has worked hard to make sure residents continue living fulfilling lives throughout the pandemic and we appreciate all their hard work.”

Oakburn Park Day Care is next door to our award winning housing complex Oakburn Gardens. We offer a flexible service for physically or mentally frail older people living in the Milngavie and Bearsden area.

With specific days for those with a diagnosis of dementia, our highly trained staff will support you to do what you want to.  The centre is open 5 days a week.

Bield is committed to investing, changing and innovating its services and operations to address the needs of the next generation of older people.

To find out more about Bield and its developments, visit www.bield.co.uk  or follow on Facebook @bieldhousingandcare and Twitter @BieldScotland

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Emma Lourie is an Account Executive at Edinburgh Public Relations agency, Holyrood PR in Scotland

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Account Executive, Emma Lourie, is a part of the award-winning PR agency, Holyrood PR - based in Edinburgh, Scotland.

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