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Get creative with Edinburgh care homes this Care Home Open Day

June 24th 2019

 

Three care homes in Edinburgh are inviting members of the public to join in their family-friendly celebrations for Care Home Open Day.

On Friday 28th June, Lauder Lodge will be open from 1.30pm - 4.30pm, and Murrayside will be open from 2pm - 4pm. Cairdean House will be open on Saturday 29th June, from 12noon-4pm. The events celebrate Care Home Open Day, a countrywide initiative to create lasting relationships between care homes and their local communities.

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

Homes have organised art-themed parties to celebrate the open day, with entertainment, activities and creative fun. Visitors can look forward to honing their artistic skills during arts and crafts sessions at Lauder Lodge, alongside a visit from Kidzcare Nursery Portobello. 

At Murrayside, guests will have the opportunity to create their own jewellery during a special workshop, and take part in a ‘Football and Edinburgh’ memories session in the home’s café. At Cairdean House, guests can try their luck at a tombola, a raffle, and have fun playing an array of games, including ‘hook-a-duck’.

There will also be live entertainment across all three homes from Scott Neil at Cairdean House, Gordon’s magic and puppet show at Lauder Lodge, and singer and entertainer, Sarah Laing at Murrayside. In addition, guests will have an opportunity to cool down and enjoy a freshly made ice cream at Cairdean House. 

Michelle Reid, home manager at Murrayside, said: “Care Home Open Day is such a wonderful opportunity for our home to connect with the local community and show what it’s really like to live in a care home. We’re really looking forward to showing Murrayside off to the local community.”

Nicole Anderson, home manager at Lauder Lodge, added: “The residents are really excited to showcase their artistic skills, and we’re all particularly looking forward to Gordon’s magic and puppet show. I know the residents and community are going to have a great time!”

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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
  • Nursing care
  • Residential care
  • Nursing dementia care
  • Respite 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
  • Residential care
  • Respite care
  • Palliative 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
  • Nursing dementia care
  • End of life care
  • Palliative care