Balhousie Olympic torch relay in visit to Edzell

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The Balhousie Glens care home in Edzell will today (Wednesday) take part in its own special Olympic torch relay celebration when a handmade version visits the home as it makes its way round all the Balhousie premises across Scotland.

The torch began its journey earlier this month with a ceremony at the Wheatlands home in Bonnybridge and is working its way round the remaining 23 homes and Balhousie headquarters before returning to Wheatlands on July 27 to coincide with the beginning of the Olympics.

Each home will mark the arrival of the torch with a special party where residents will enjoy a range of activities to help promote an active lifestyle, as well as some light refreshments.

The homes will each keep the torch for a couple of days before a chosen resident or residents will travel to the neighbouring home to pass it over and continue the celebrations.

Jacqueline Donley, care home manager at Balhousie Glens, said: “We’re all very excited about the Olympics this summer and having our very own special Balhousie Olympic torch relay is a great way to celebrate and get all our residents involved.”

Balhousie Care Group now cares for more than 860 residents in 24 homes, with plans for continued expansion.

New homes have opened in Coupar Angus and Dundee, with major extensions built at Auchterarder and Rumbling Bridge.

A further two homes are currently being built at Huntly and St Ronan’s, Dundee, taking the total capacity to around 1,100 residents.

Balhousie Care Group prides itself on providing residents with an exceptional level of care and personalised service in very comfortable and stylish accommodation.