RESIDENTS at a Helensburgh care home have shared touching messages to loved ones who are unable to visit due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

The Argyle Care Centre in West Argyle Street announced it was to shut to all but essential visitors last week to try to prevent the virus from spreading to elderly and vulnerable members.

And while residents may not be able to see their relatives in person for a while they have found other ways to communicate with those who mean the most to them.

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The home shared photos on social media of residents holding up messages to family and friends assuring them that they are being well looked after and reminding them not to worry.

The post said: "So we know you will be worried about your nearest and dearest... rest assured we are doing all we can to keep them safe and to ensure they are kept active and entertained."

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Similar posts have been shared across the country as carers get to grips with the health crisis and this isn't the only way in which elderly care home residents are being entertained during self-isolation.

Northwood House, in Sinclair Street, was visited by school pupils Alfie King and Jack Mullen who sang for the ladies of the home on Mother's Day while also bringing a sweet treat or two for the residents.

We'll have more coverage in this week's Advertiser, out on Thursday.

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