Special “Clap for Carers” thank you at Inchmarlo

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Homeowners and care home residents at Inchmarlo Retirement Village near Banchory on Royal Deeside used the occasion of this week’s “Clap for Carers” to share their own special thank you.

They gathered in the care home’s sensory garden and outside their own homes within the 100-acre estate on Thursday evening to pay tribute to all of the Inchmarlo staff who look after them. They also thanked the public for staying at home during lockdown to help keep them safe during the pandemic.

Commenting on the events, Julie Mackenzie, the Director and General Manager of Inchmarlo said: “It is thanks to every single person who has stayed at home and social distanced that we have managed to stay safe during this pandemic. Whilst we take one day at a time and never take anything for granted, this applause recognises the efforts of many people within our community. They are all colours of wonderful and we salute them all.”

Inchmarlo founder Professor Charles Skene CBE added: “Since we opened in 1986, a very special environment has been created and this event is a timely reminder of the spirit of the place, and its people – staff, residents, homeowners, families and friends. Each and every one of them has contributed in a valuable way during this lockdown and we are grateful to them all for their ongoing support.”

Homeowner Phil Allen said: “The residents of the Inchmarlo Retirement Village feel part of thecommunity and so are grateful for the efforts by Julie and all her staff in keeping their clients safe and happy. This includes everybody, not only the nursing and care staff but also catering, cleaning, security, administration, and everyone else.

“Homeowners benefit directly from support including things like meal deliveries, information and assistance from community liaison staff and great work by our gardeners who have maintained the grounds so beautifully. The result is that we could not find ourselves in a better place during a crisis.”

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