Staff from Spiers Care Home in Beith have created a train carriage for residents to enjoy a First-class voyage on the Flying Carer.
Activities Coordinators Michael Deadman and Terry Fletcher organised this experience for the residents of Spiers as a reminiscence of one of the best ways to travel, onboard one of the mighty steam trains like the Flying Scotsman.
The day commenced with Joan, one of the residents, cutting the ribbon to open the Home’s brand new train carriage. Everyone who took a train ride received a ticket and took a luxury First class carriage seat with a glass of bubbly in their hand. Tickets were clipped, and delicious afternoon tea with sandwiches, sausage rolls and cakes handmade by Barbara, the Home’s Chef and her kitchen team was served.
The residents and staff enjoyed the day, reminiscing about their travel experiences and sharing their adventures and visited places.
Michael and Terry, the Activities Coordinators at Spiers Care Home, said: “Many of our residents have been unable to go out due to Covid-19. Our aim for the day was to offer an experience that enabled residents to take a virtual trip. It was great to see so many happy passengers on our train ride. It was also a pleasure for us to become part of the railway family for the day.’’
Alison Ravandi, Home Manager, said: “What a brilliant day. The team has done a fantastic job organising the day, and their attention to detail to make it perfect was second to none. The residents loved taking part in the activities, and we all enjoyed the laughter and being together.”
One resident remarked: ‘’A very good idea, we all enjoyed it. The team worked so hard, and it was good to have something different.’’
Spiers Care Home in Beith offers nursing and dementia care plus respite and convalescent care. The care home has particular expertise in assisting residents with specific medical needs with a team of highly skilled registered nurses.