Inter-generational approach provides secret to happy Killin care home

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On Friday (November 1) The Falls of Dochart Care Home in Killin hosted a Community Tea Party to bring together different community groups including the village nursery, the school and Connect (an organisation supporting people in the community with issues such as mental health and isolation).

Care Home Manager Mandy Hay said: ‘Our residents come from the local area and know the staff, which helps to create a real family atmosphere. Our residents are also very active in the local community for example going on walks, visiting the nursery and attending exercise classes in the local hotel.

‘We often have visitors from the local school coming to the care home and vice versa, for example we recently held a Second World War day, and this inter-generational approach really works.

The home is run by 10 volunteers on a board of directors and is partnered with Ontex Global, which provides training and support for the home.