Jul 18, 2023
Care homes across Edinburgh got into the swing of festival season – with three special events taking centre stage.
Lauder Lodge’s Flower Power Festival saw guests putting their dancing shoes on and letting loose to classic 1970s hits from a special live performance from an ABBA tribute band. Visitors were also able to witness showstopping performances from contortionist, Alexander Great.
Those venturing to Murrayside’s Murraystock Festival were treated to hits from across the decades from singing duo Margo and Steven. Everyone’s creative spirit was at an all-time high as they got stuck into the flower arranging and plate spinning activities and guests were also treated to a barbecue, specially prepared by the home’s Head Chef.
Guests at Cairdean House’s Summer Festival enjoyed a breath-taking performance from a talented magician, who had a host of tricks up his sleeve. Residents and guests were also joined by a special visit from the local Scottish fire and rescue services. There was also a variety of stalls available for guests to enjoy browsing, while younger visitors enjoyed getting their faces painted and the bouncy castle.
The fun-filled festivals formed part of the homes’ Care Home Open Week celebrations, a national initiative that encourages care homes to open their doors and showcase what life in a care home is really like.
Margo, a resident at Lauder Lodge, said: “I had a fantastic day – I thought the activities were amazing and I even got up to have a boogie with the singers! It was a really fun day spending time with family and friends.”
Anees Riaz, Home Manager at Lauder Lodge, added: “We were delighted to welcome the Edinburgh community to our summer festivals to party the afternoon away.
“Our special events offered a wonderful opportunity for us to connect with the community and show them what life at our Edinburgh care homes is all about. We loved getting our dancing shoes on and giving everyone a chance to showcase their best moves.
“We’re already planning our next summer events so keep your eyes peeled – it’s set to be a summer to remember!”
To find out more about Care UK’s Festival Season celebrations, please visit: careuk.com/festival-season
For more information about Cairdean House, Lauder Lodge or Murrayside, please visit: careuk.com/edinburgh
Cairdean House, Lauder Lodge and Murrayside care homes have been specially designed to enable residents to live active and fulfilled lives, while also promoting independence. The care homes incorporate space for hobby and leisure activities, and have their own cinemas, hair salons and cafés.
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