Bearsden care home

Et Voilà! Bearsden Care Home Residents Learn French

Et Voilà! Bearsden Care Home Residents Learn French

Residents at a care home in Bearsden are proving it’s never too late to learn a new language by taking up French lessons.

Meallmore’s Antonine House care home has teamed up with Glasgow-based social enterprise Lingo Flamingo, who visit once a week to provide interactive language classes.

Language learning in later years has been shown to have a number of benefits and it is believed that speaking multiple languages can delay the onset of dementia by up to five years. The classes help to improve residents’ cognitive ability, communication skills and well-being, as well as build their confidence.

Local care home hits the right notes with memories musical


Students from a Glasgow theatre school recently teamed up with a local Bearsden care home to create a unique, musical performance inspired by residents’ memories.


The Glasgow Academy of Music and Theatrical Arts (GAMTA), students and residents from Meallmore Ltd’s Antonine House visited each other over a period of eight weeks and worked in pairs to get to know each other by sharing stories and life experiences. 


These memories were then used to help create a short musical, ‘A Fine Wee Lass', which tells the tale of a young woman seeking adventure in a big city by leaving the Isle of Skye, her boyfriend and family behind.