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Meet our Activities Coordinator, Anne McShane

I have worked at Drummond Grange since September 1999. I started as a Carer and have worked in four out of the five units within the Home. Over a decade ago, I joined the Activities Team and, in 2015, I took on the role as Head of Activities at Drummond Grange. I like to fund raise and, each year, I bake for MacMillan Cake Bake. I enjoy trying to find new activities for residents to enjoy and, to date, ice skating (even in wheelchairs), horse riding and fishing have been some of my best ideas.

Activities at our home

We understand that the people we support have passions and interests that could be difficult to pursue after moving into a care home – but that doesn’t mean we don’t encourage them to try! Some hobbies can define a person, so our Activities Coordinators are dedicated to ensuring that everyone we support is able to do what makes them happy to the best of their abilities. Social events are organised with individual tastes in mind and with the idea that residents have the opportunity to try new and exciting things.

Life at our home

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Halloween Disco

Residents and staff enjoyed a fun-filled afternoon when we hosted a Halloween disco. Residents got their faces painted by staff – some were so realistic!

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Butterfly World

Last week one of our younger residents went to Dobbies Butterfly World on a 1-2-1 outing with Laura from the activity team to see all of the butterflies and insects. 

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On Your Bike!

We headed out with 4 residents to the All Ability Bike Centre in Edinburgh. Everyone had a great time!

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Hydrotherapy Swimming

Here at Drummond Grange, some residents have been enjoying going to the hydrotherapy pool at the Dalkeith Campus.  When we first spoke about the idea, we had a group of potentially 5 residents wishing to go, now we have at least 18 wanting to attend on a regular basis.

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Hoedown

We had a hoedown at our annual BBQ and residents enjoyed the day, despite the threat of rain. Chrystal FM, one the local radio stations, chose and introduced the music of the day. At the Hoedown, we had a Bucking Bronco, inflatable assault course, and a bouncy castle for the younger generation.

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Cool Creatures

Residents at Drummond Grange enjoyed a visit from Cool Creatures. We were greeted by a 10 month old skunk, a meerkat, a bearded dragon and a baby tortoise. All residents enjoy visits from animals, no matter how big or small they are.

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