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It’s time for a cuppa at Edinburgh care homes

February 22nd 2019

 

Three local care homes are asking the people of Edinburgh to join them for coffee, cake and a chat to raise funds for Dementia UK. 

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On Friday 1st March, from 2pm - 4pm, Murrayside will open its doors to the community for a bake sale and afternoon tea for the charity initiative, ‘Time for a Cuppa’. Guests will also have the opportunity to enjoy a live performance from Tamarin Fountain, an improviser and storyteller. 

Meanwhile, Cairdean House will also have baked treats at the ready, and guests are invited to join residents for a cuppa on Wednesday 6th March, from 2pm-4pm. 

Residents and visitors will be able to relax and enjoy hot drinks, alongside a selection of indulgent treats specially prepared by the homes’ chefs, all of which will be available in exchange for a small donation to Dementia UK. 

The community is also invited to pop into Lauder Lodge, on Saturday 9th March, from 2pm - 4pm. In addition to being treated to delicious cakes, guests will have the opportunity to try their luck at a raffle, and to take part in various games, including ‘guess the weight of the cake’.

2019 marks the 10th anniversary of ‘Time for a Cuppa’, previously known as ‘A Tea Party to Remember’, an initiative launched by Dementia UK which encourages individuals and organisations across the country to host tea parties in order to raise funds. The initiative has helped funding 30 Admiral Nurses, who provide specialist dementia care and support for 6,000 people living with dementia and their families.  

Home manager at Cairdean House, Gillian Goodall, said: “Thousands of people around the UK are living with dementia, and we understand all too well how much this can affect their lives and the lives of their loved ones. Providing specialist dementia care is at the heart of what we do here at Cairdean House, and we strongly believe that everyone deserves to have access to all the help and support they need.”

David Holbrook, customer relations manager at Lauder Lodge, added: “Hosting a Time for a Cuppa event provides us with a great opportunity to thank Dementia UK and the Admiral Nurses for the incredible work that they do, so we hope local people will join us on the day to share a cuppa with friends.”

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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
  • 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
  • End of life 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