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Edinburgh care homes celebrate arty open day

July 12th 2019

 

There were celebrations all round when the teams at three Edinburgh care homes welcomed the local community in for a day of art-themed fun and games.

The teams at Murrayside, Lauder Lodge and Cairdean House were joined by local people for Care Home Open Day, a countrywide initiative set up to develop lasting relationships between care homes and local communities, and to dispel common myths about care home life.   

This year’s theme celebrated the role of arts within care, which is important in encouraging residents’ self-expression, and helps to create meaningful experiences.

Residents and visitors had the opportunity to polish their artistic skills during a special pottery and flower arranging session at Murrayside, and arts and crafts workshop at Cairdean House and Lauder Lodge.

There was also live entertainment at all three homes, including Scott Neil at Cairdean House, who got everyone in the party spirit. There was fun for all the family with Gordon’s Magic and Puppet show at Lauder Lodge, while singer and entertainer, Sarah Laing at Murrayside, got everyone’s toes tapping.

To top off the day, guests were treated to freshly made ice cream at Cairdean House. 

As part of a nationwide competition for all Care UK homes, Murrayside, Lauder Lodge and Cairdean House also developed works of art in the lead up to the open day, which were showcased at the event.

Michelle Reid, home manager at Murrayside, said:“Creative activities are an important part of life for people in care, whether it’s painting to help enhance hand-eye coordination, or simply reminiscing by putting on some music – the arts are a vital part of life here at Murrayside.”

Cairdean House, in Colinton, Edinburgh, provides a wide range of quality care services for older people from residential and nursing care to short-term respite and specialist care for people living with dementia. The home offers the highest standards of care alongside modern, luxurious facilities, including a contemporary coffee shop, hair salon and cinema, but you’ll also discover a homely, welcoming atmosphere with many inviting lounge spaces to relax in.

Cairdean House
185 Redford Road
Colinton
Edinburgh
EH13 9PN

0333 321 0924

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

Our new purpose-built care home in Portobello, Edinburgh, opened its doors in December 2017. Our dedicated team delivers a wide range of personalised care services for older people, ranging from the very best in nursing and residential care, to short term respite care as well as specialist care for people living with dementia. Lauder Lodge features impressive facilities, including its very own cinema where residents can catch their favourite films in comfy chairs. Residents can also enjoy a cup of tea or coffee in our coffee shop, which opens onto a second floor terrace. This spacious area gives residents and their visitors the chance to catch up ‘al fresco’ on warm days and enjoy views westwards to Arthur’s Seat and eastwards to the beach at Portobello.

Lauder Lodge
2 Wakefield Avenue
Edinburgh
EH7 6TL

0333 321 1921

  • Dementia care
  • Nursing care
  • Residential care
  • Respite care

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.

Murrayside
34 South Beechwood
Edinburgh
EH12 5YS

0333 321 1994

  • Dementia care
  • Nursing care
  • Residential care