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Edinburgh care home aims to raise stroke awareness with free event

September 16th 2019

The team at Murrayside is inviting the local community to its free ‘Stroke Awareness’ event.

On Thursday 19th September, from 2pm-4pm, Care UK’s Murrayside, at 34 South Beechwood, will be joined by community engagement manager, Wendy Armitage, from Chest, Heart and Stroke Scotland, who will be on hand to help people understand the causes of stroke and its preventions. Wendy will discuss how a stroke can affect one’s daily life and advise on the support which is available locally.

After the event, visitors will have the opportunity to meet the friendly team at Murrayside and take a tour of the care home.

Murrayside home manager, Michelle Reid, said: “We know how complex it can be to care for a loved one after a stroke, and we strongly believe professional knowledge, insight and shared experiences can make a real difference. Our team here is committed to offering advice and practical support, so we are delighted to invite Wendy to the home to host our ‘Stroke Awareness’ event.

“This important subject is very close to our hearts, so we look forward to welcoming the local community to the home so we can all learn more together.”

Murrayside care home has been specially designed to enable residents to live active and fulfilled lives, while also promoting independence. The care home incorporates space for hobby and leisure activities, and has its own cinema, hair salon and café, all of which are well used by residents.

To find out more about this event and to reserve your free place, please contact customer relations manager, Gillian Gray, on 0131 516 8767, or email  

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Murrayside care home opened its doors in October 2018, offering a wide range of personalised care services for older people, including residential, nursing and specialist dementia care. Living at Murrayside is all about comfort and luxury – you’ll find a range of comfortable lounge and dining areas, spacious activity areas and 63 beautifully decorated, private en-suite bedrooms. At Care UK, we believe that you should be able to continue enjoying a fantastic lifestyle when you move into one of our homes, that’s why our new home in Murrayside has its own contemporary café, hair and beauty salon and a cinema – helping you to get the most out of every day.

34 South Beechwood
EH12 5YS

0333 321 1994

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