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Lauder Lodge welcomes equine friends

July 4th 2018


Residents at Lauder Lodge received a visit from some special four-legged friends to mark the first day of Royal Ascot. 

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The friendly Shetland ponies created a stir when they trotted into Lauder Lodge. Residents were thrilled to have the opportunity to stroke and pet them, as well as enjoy an informative talk on how they are cared for.   

The mini ponies were also taken on a tour of the care home, visiting residents’ rooms to ensure everyone had the opportunity to meet and interact with them.  

Michelle Reid, home managerat Lauder Lodge, said: “It was delightful to introduce the Shetland ponies to the residents here at Lauder Lodge. You could see from the residents’ reactions just how engaged they were when given the opportunity to get so close to such lovely animals.  

“The mini ponies were so friendly and calming, and we know just how beneficial animal therapy can be for older people – especially for those living with dementia. Being close to animals can help lift a person’s mood, stimulate social interaction and ease agitation – and the ponies were brilliant at doing just that!”

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

0333 321 1921

  • Dementia care
  • Residential care
  • Respite care
  • Palliative care