Newsletter January 2021

We kicked off the New Year with a meal prepared by our talented chefs and lots of lively music. The crystal glasses were out for the annual toast.

“bliadhna Mhath Ùr & Slangevar”

Crofthead celebrated a 100th birthday. Quite an achievement you will agree.
A telegram arrived from HRH Queen Elizabeth and our home was full with fragrant flowers and cake.

Our Burns supper was a roaring success and the activities team offered the “Address to the Haggis” accompanied by our outdoor piper. It was the snowiest of days, but with true Scottish grit, our piper persevered -to the delight of everyone cosy indoors.

Activities were invited to join BAAT ( British Association of Art Therapists) and have plans afoot for the coming Chinese New Year and Valentines Day.

Carers continued to progress beyond level 3 SVQ3 and some are currently studying nursing at Scottish universities. We wish them all well in the coming session. Personal development is crucial to us all here at Crofthead.

Our residents are encouraged to discuss current affairs, enjoy coffee and a cake each Friday and offer feedback on their preferences. Dignity is about choice.

We also took part in Dignity in Action Day with a variety of chosen activities including lemon curd demonstrations, piano playing and letter reading. Nothing beats a handwritten letter or postcard. Please continue to write and we will support our residents to enjoy quiet reading time.

May February lead us to better weather, snowdrops and bluebells in the garden and an increase in temperatures.

if you would like to suggest any new activities for our residents or have a particular skill you could offer, then please contact

[email protected]

We are currently looking for old editions of magazines like Peoples Friend, Woman’s Weekly, golfing and motor sports

Thank you for your continued support.