Stroke Association visits Monkbarns

The Stroke Association visited Monkbarns Care Home on Monday morning. The residents were getting help about strokes and what happerns afterwards. Our pictured shows residents having their blood pressure taken. Pictured are, from left - Karen Hodgins fund raising manager Stroke Scotland, Kirsty Scoyy Stroke Association, Darlene Collins Monkbarns, Marlcom McDonald and Sandy Fairweather.
The Stroke Association visited Monkbarns Care Home on Monday morning. The residents were getting help about strokes and what happerns afterwards. Our pictured shows residents having their blood pressure taken. Pictured are, from left - Karen Hodgins fund raising manager Stroke Scotland, Kirsty Scoyy Stroke Association, Darlene Collins Monkbarns, Marlcom McDonald and Sandy Fairweather.

THE BALHOUSIE Monkbarns and Antiquary Care Homes in Arbroath on Monday hosted an awareness raising and training event for staff to help them better understand the effects of a stroke. The company recently launched a fund-raising partnership with the Stroke Association and the visits formed part of the linkup.

Representatives from the Stroke Association gave a presentation to staff and residents, tested blood pressure and informed people how they can do their part to raise funds for the charity.

Balhousie Monkbarns Care home manager, Jackie Donley, said: “We enjoyed the visit by the Stroke Association and learned some potentially life-saving information. The charity’s aim is to support people and enable them to live as meaningful a life as possible, which is very closely aligned to Balhousie’s.”

The Balhousie Care Group annual fund-raising ball, which was held in March, raised £25,000 for the Stroke Association.

Maddy Halliday, director Scotland of the Stroke Association, added: “One third of stroke survivors will be left with a complex disability that needs specialist support and care.

“We are absolutely thrilled that Balhousie Care Group is supporting us to help bring about greater understanding of stroke specific needs amongst their staff and residents.”