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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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All Ability Bikes

We were joined by All Ability Bikes on 11th September, and they brought some specialised bicycles with them that had been modified for wheelchair users, allowing carers, family members and friends to take them for a ride. 

Residents who tried out the bikes have all agreed that they'd like to go on outing in these bikes at least twice a month.

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Senior Games

Once again, it was time for the Senior Games. The Games, organised by Ageing Well Midlothian, have been running for the past 5 years and is for care homes in the area. There are normally 10 teams. Our team comprised Jim Beveridge, Ann Williamson, Margaret Hay and Carol Greenan.

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Alpacas Say Hello

Jean & Chris joined us and brought with them two beautiful alpacas. They have 29 in total at place called 'Velvet Hill' in Innerleithen. The duo that visited us were named Pearson and Rory.

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Nurses' Week

We celebrated National Nurses' Week at Drummond Grange with a 'body parts' quiz and lovely treats to say a big thank you to our Nurses.    

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Open Day

Residents and guests had a lovely time at our open day. The weather was really nice and some residents chose to sit outside in the sunshine. We had a magician called Jamie join us, who entertained us with some tricks of magic and balloon modelling.

Residents, visitors and staff enjoyed a buffet whilst Jamie had a short break and then soldiered on. Jamie then took a trip through the home and spent some one-to-one time with residents who were unable to attend his performance. Just as we were finishing, we were joined by another magician (Craig) who happened to be in the area and he assisted with the card magic and balloon modelling. 

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Birthday Celebrations

Residents, Frank, recently celebrated his 102nd birthday here at Drummond Grange surrounded by friends and family members. 

Happy birthday, Frank!

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