Care home brings festive magic to residents
Care home staff have brought a Christmas market to its residents’ doorstep to spread festive cheer.
Care home staff have brought a 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 a mini Christmas market, light switch on and reindeer visit.
The home laid on stalls with a spread of mince pies and hot beverages, extending invitations outward to the local community and to family and friends of residents, with with over £500 raised for Alzheimer’s Scotland.
Dorothy McDermott, resident at Cramond Residence, was tasked with switching on the Christmas lights as part of the event.
“The market and celebrations have really got everyone into the festive spirit – we even had a surprise visit from some reindeers," she says. “It was a really enjoyable afternoon which felt even more special due to the lack of celebrations last year as a result of the pandemic restrictions.”
Head of maintenance Billy Early was given the job of constructing the stalls and arranging the logistics of the special event – which attracted more than 150 guests from the surrounding area.
The stalls will remain up for the remainder of December with various other events planned throughout the month, including a resident Christmas party.
Cramond Residence offers care for up to 74 residents, offering a small-group living concept in nine houses, with all residents enjoying an exceptional range of amenities and activities, delicious food and bespoke care from a highly-trained team.