Friday, January 14, 2022

Care residents deck the halls thanks to calendar of festive fun

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FESTIVITIES are underway at an Edinburgh care home with residents treated to a bumper month of Christmas related activities. Kickstarted with a light switch on and a visit from Santa and his reindeers, Cramond Residence,...

Ayrshire care home staff buy presents for more than 40 vulnerable children

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STAFF from a Kilmarnock-based care home are organising a ‘Toy Drive’ which will see more than 40 local children get Christmas presents they would otherwise not have. Argyll House, which is part of Mansfield Care, are...

National charity helps older people in West Lothian stay connected

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A HOUSING DEVELOPMENT in West Lothian has teamed up with a national charity to help older people in the local area log on and stay in touch with loved ones.Scottish charity, Cyrenians has donated...

Care Home Brings Festive Magic to Residents’ Doorstep

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CARE home staff have brought the capital’s iconic Christmas market to its residents’ doorstep to spread festive cheer with a guest appearance from some reindeer.Residents at Cramond Residence kick started the festive celebrations with...

Midlothian care home secures award-winning accordionist to entertain residents

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AN AWARD-WINNING Scottish accordionist will dazzle residents at a Loanhead care home every month.Matthew Maclennan will play traditional Scottish folk music, including favourites such as Skye Boat song and other Scottish Jigs and many...
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Garden centre project helps struggling careers to grow

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An East Ayrshire garden centre has created a string of job opportunities for the local community. An innovative community project has created more than 40 job opportunities since it launched a service offering gardening and...

Beavers are full of heart for life saving defibrillator provisions

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THE YOUNGEST section of an East Lothian Scouting Group has installed a lifesaving external defibrillator at a local village hall as part of a wider campaign to improve first responder facilities across Gullane. The new defibrillator is...

Highland man shares powerful portrait inspiring locals to step outside

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A Skye local has featured in an online exhibition recognising people who champion the joy of everyday walking. Charles Harris OBE from Earlish has shared his walking story and love for the outdoors as part...

Walking daily points Midlothian woman in the right direction

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A ROSLIN local has been featured in an online exhibition recognising people who champion the joy of everyday walking.55-year-old Juliet Ridgway-Tait’s portrait and walking story is part of Scotland’s Walking Charity, Paths for...

Dumbarton woman steps in the right direction to save environment

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A West Dunbartonshire local has featured in an online exhibition recognising people who champion the joy of everyday walking.Walking has been a lifeline for Carol Young throughout her life for mental and physical health...

Walking enthusiast paves the way to help reduce environmental impact

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A STIRLING based woman has been featured in an online exhibition recognising people who champion the joy of everyday walking.Orla Kelly (35) began walking daily when remote working was introduced at the start of...

Powerful portraits inspire Scots to step forward for the environment

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INSPIRING stories of Scots who champion the joy of everyday walking have been featured in an online exhibition launched as COP26 is underway in Glasgow. Scotland’s walking charity Paths for All is sharing stories from people who’ve...

Care residents celebrate Halloween with a week of spook-tacular activities

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HALLOWEEN celebrations are well underway at an Edinburgh care home with a dedicated activity planner designed for the occasion.After celebrations were reduced last year due to restrictions, dedicated staff at Cramond Residence were keen...

Beware of the Borders as care homes celebrate Halloween

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FOUR Borders care homes have celebrated Halloween with their own parties in traditional frightening fashion.Mansfield Care’s Galahill House in Galashiels, St John’s in Melrose, Millfield House, Jedburgh and Peebles Care Home have celebrated the...

Fourth phase launched at family-friendly West Lothian development

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FAMILIES searching for their dream home have had their prospects boosted following the launch of a highly anticipated fourth phase at a major development in West Lothian. Comprising five different house types ranging from three...

St Andrews housing development welcomes first-footer

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A new affordable housing development in St Andrews has welcomed its first-footer into his dream retirement home.79-year-old retiree Anthony Deale was one of the first to set foot inside Bield’s newest development, Malory House.A...
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Innovative programme launched to help workers spot domestic abuse

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Charity aims to update workplace attitudes and cultures towards domestic abuse in all its formsWorkers across Scotland are being recruited in a new nationwide project to help them play their part in eliminating violence...

Care residents experience a taste of Oktoberfest from their armchairs

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Elderly residents transformed their care home into a Bavarian Steinhaus for an Oktoberfest celebration to remember - with the help from a local brewery.Edinburgh-based brewer Pilot, provided Cramond Residence with a selection of beers...
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Edinburgh based homeless trust announces return of innovative campaign

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AN EDINBURGH based homeless trust has announced the return of an innovative campaign which was pioneered by the pandemic.After creating The Welcome Centre in an emergency response to COVID-19, the Bethany Christian Trust provided...
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Living leagues ahead in one of Midlothian’s most desired postcodes

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Scottish family of four move into their dream four bedroom home in Midlothian.A FAMILY of four have moved in to their dream home in one of Midlothian’s best-connected towns.Enabled by increased savings made over...
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