Activities at our home

Activities are the cornerstone of a wholesome home experience and our Activities Coordinators are always putting their creative minds to the test by organising new and exciting social events for residents to partake in. Of course, we take into account the likes and dislikes of those we support, so if someone doesn’t feel like trying something new, there will always be something on offer to reflect their personal interests. For the people who may just prefer some peace and quiet instead, we also offer one-to-one time that can be enjoyed with a nice cup of coffee or just a simple chat – whatever they desire.

Life at our home

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Summer Fête

Lochduhar held its annual summer fête on Saturday 25th August, where there were a host of stalls and entertainment on offer to guests. As the weather was kind to us, there was a great turn out, and guests were entertained by DG Cheerleading, Dumfries Baton Twirlers and Karen Little’s Highland Dancers. In total, £574.96 was raised for the residents' social fund. Thank you everyone who volunteered and supported the event.

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Are You Dancing?

In August, Lochduhar held an 'Are You Dancing?' competition, whereby professional dancers, David and Lynn Walker, demonstrated some of the most popular ballroom dances. Staff and residents then took to the floor in an attempt to be crowned the Lochduhar 'Are you Dancing?' champion!

Many laughs were had when staff took to the floor, and it was resident, Eric, who took the crown, along with his partner, Margaret the Activities Coordinator.

A great afternoon was had by all who attended.

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Celebrating Success

We recently gave out 4 Long Service Awards and presented 6 members of staff with their SVQ Level 2 in Care. 

Congratulations to Margaret Ferguson, who has been at Lochduhar for 10 years, Rhona Hanley, who been here 15, May Smith for 20, and to Margaret Muir, who has worked at Lochduhar for an incredible 25 years. Congratulations to them all!

Receiving their SVQ certificates were Jackie Kennon, Tamara Campbell, Margaret Harris, Margaret McMillan, Deborah Thomson and Jolanta Budzisz. Well done, everyone!

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Royal Garden Party

On Saturday 19th May, Lochduhar held a Royal Garden Party to celebrate the marriage of Prince Harry to Meghan Markle. Everyone was entertained by a singer and saxophonist and we all danced the afternoon away! 

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International Nurses' Day

Nurses at Lochduhar were delighted to receive some special gifts to show appreciation for their work on International Nurses' Day.

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Royal Wedding Fever

Royal wedding fever has hit Lochduhar, so residents decided to make a card to wish Prince Harry good luck in his upcoming nuptials to Meghan Markle.

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