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Aberdeenshire homes help to make national open day a success

July 1st 2013

Friday June 21 saw the launch of National Care Home Open Day and locally Care UK homes grabbed the chance to celebrate the very best in residential care.

At Tor-Na-Dee, in North Deeside Road, Milltimber, visitors joined a fete with a variety of stalls, including displays of the residents’ work – crafts, cards, bird feeders and herb markers were all on show.

One of the residents’ relatives, Jim Williams, provided Scottish folk music throughout the afternoon, with accordions, violins and drums giving us a fantastic backdrop to an afternoon of fun.

At Mowat Court care home in Kirkton Road, Stonehaven, visitors enjoyed afternoon tea and had a chance to leave with their car looking spick-and-span thanks to the car wash stall. Visitors also had a chance to meet local politician Nigel John MSP who joined in the afternoon event.

As well as showing visitors around our homes we also gave away copies of the brand new book As Easy As ABC: Care UK’s Top 100 Hints and Tips for Activity Based Care.

If you would like to learn more about ABC and how it can improve older people’s independence and wellbeing you can download it from www.careuk.com.

Mowat Court is a vibrant home where everyone is encouraged to get involved and take part. Some residents like to help with the cleaning, while others take pleasure in weeding the flower beds, or feeding the chickens in the garden. One resident even helped to build the chicken run! Everyone enjoys getting together for the regular social events including coffee mornings and summer barbeques.

Mowat Court
Kirkton Road
Stonehaven
Aberdeenshire
AB39 2PB

0156 9778 415

  • Dementia care
  • Residential care
  • End of life care

Tor-Na-Dee is a lively home where the focus is on staying active. The arts and crafts group make soap to sell at the home’s summer fair, while the gardening club grow tomatoes and peppers in the greenhouse. Friends and family also love to get involved - one relative leads the music group, another accompanies the regular singsongs on the organ, whilst others help out in the garden.

Tor-Na-Dee
North Deeside Road
Milltimber
Aberdeen
Aberdeenshire
AB13 0HR

0122 4968 814

  • Dementia care
  • Residential care
  • Respite care
  • End of life care