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Pensioners Give St Patrick’s Day Activities The Green Light

A CARE HOME has pulled out all the stops to celebrate St Patrick’s Day this year with a full themed week of activities for residents to enjoy.

Thanks to the hard work and creativity of its lifestyle and kitchen team, Edinburgh’s Cramond Residence has dedicated a full week to St Patrick’s Day, creating a series of themed activities and events for residents.

From learning about the history of St Patrick’s Day to enjoying Irish music and crafts, there are a variety of activities taking place and something planned for everyone to get involved in.

To top the celebrations off, the home will resume group socialising events from 17 March which will see friends reunite for the first time in months, whilst adhering to social distance guidelines.

A special menu has been prepared for 17 March celebrations, with themed snacks and refreshments available for every resident to enjoy.

James McDiarmid, Lifestyle Co-Ordinator at Cramond Residence, said: “It’s a really exciting time for us with restrictions beginning to ease. We’re now able to bring our residents back together for the first time in three months, and what better time to do this than on Paddy’s Day?

“This will be a celebration to remember as it is the first activity we are able to bring residents from different houses back together, following Scottish Government guidance.

“It’s been a really difficult time for residents – so everyone at the home is set to paint the town green.

“The whole team is looking forward to the social – reminiscing on past activities and the opportunity to resume socialisation with small groups of residents.”

James McDiarmid added: “Events like these give the residents the chance to do something outside of their normal routine and everyone usually enjoys celebrating the day – especially with a Guinness or two!

“We will also invite residents to help decorate the cinema room where the social will be held – most of our residents love participating in the set up and decorating with flags, party hats and Four leaf clovers”.