Home celebrates the big 40!

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A Banchory care home, celebrated its 40th anniversary on Thursday (December 8).

A Service of Thanksgiving was held in Bellfield home in the morning, followed by a celebration afternoon tea for the relatives of residents.

The home, which is run by CrossReach (Church of Scotland Social Care Council), was officially opened on December 8 1971, so the celebration is taking place exactly 40 years on to the day. The building, which was formerly a doctors’ surgery owned by Dr Park, was bought by the Church of Scotland for £16,000 when it came on the market in 1968. Extensive renovations were required to transform it into a care home, including moving the front entrance from the corner to further down Dee Street where it is now. Currently, the home has places for up to 27 residents.

Bellfield’s Service Manager Janis Grubb said: “Bellfield has a dedicated staff team, some of whom have worked here for over 20 years. Bellfield has been a landmark in the town for four decades, so its 40th anniversary is a significant milestone in our history and reinforces the home’s special place in Banchory and its community.”