Borders Homes Welcome Musical Talent

Over spring and summer, residents at our Borders homes in Galashiels, Peebles and Melrose have enjoyed some wonderful house concerts. At Galahill and St John’s, we were delighted to rejoin with Perfect Harmony, who give concerts with a fantastic range of entertainers and musicians. We also had lovely concerts with Marian Anderson, the brilliant accordionist… Continue Reading

Spring and Summer Music at Belhaven

Like our other homes, Belhaven loves to welcome musical entertainment, which is a great treat for our residents. Highlights this spring and summer have included Marie’s Minstrels, a quartet with lovely vocal talent who sang songs from musicals such as ‘My Fair Lady’ and ‘Chess’, providing a walk down memory lane for our residents. We… Continue Reading

Singing for the Brain

Belleville Lodge residents have taken part in a ‘Singing for the Brain’ group at St Christopher’s Church in Edinburgh. The group is run by volunteers, and offers stimulation and social activities to give enjoyment and confidence to people affected by memory problems and dementia. This is based on research showing that such activity reduces stress… Continue Reading

Easter at Mansfield Care

Our residents always enjoy celebrating Easter and the arrival of spring, and there are lots of craft activities, including Easter bonnets, Easter egg hunts, and of course egg decorating and rolling. Belleville also had a surprise visit from the Easter Bunny! Peebles residents were busy making egg-nest cupcakes and decorating our very own Easter tree.… Continue Reading

‘Back to School’ Trip for Peebles

We were delighted to welcome the P7 class from Kingsland Primary School to the home in March and spend the morning enjoying an animated – and impressively illustrated – presentation of their ‘Auld Peebles’ project. The students really did take us all on a memory lane journey through Peebles of the past, and we could… Continue Reading