Halloween has arrived at Drumdarroch this week as we decorate with ghosts and ghouls. We also made material pumpkins for displaying at our door. A fun filled Halloween with games, music, fancy dress and some spooky meals is planned!!
Drumdarroch Knitting Group recently went on a trip to deliver some very precious gifts. Over the last few months we have been knitting clothes for the Neo Natal Baby Unit at Aberdeen Maternity Hospital. We made a blanket, hats, mittens, booties and cardigans. The staff at the unit were very friendly and welcoming. After making our delivery we drove along the beach and parked by the harbour to have a picnic lunch. The weather was great. We saw some huge boats and had a laugh as we ate our sandwiches. It was an excellent day out!!
In May 8 Drumdarroch residents and 3 members of staff attended a Tea Dance at the Church Hall in Insch. It was quite busy when we arrived but we were made to feel very welcome joining in with the dancing (some had the “MOVES”, others of us did not!). As you can see from the pictures we all had a great time and can’t wait for the next one!!
One resident in Drumdarroch now regularly tends to our garden happily and independently, often having to be asked to come inside at mealtimes.
Drumdarroch Care Home held an Open Day on the 4th August 2018 to celebrate our 20th anniversary.
We had a Bouncy Castle, Face Painting, Hook-a-Duck and Bruces “Play Your Cards Right” outside for the youngsters. We had several local stall holders including a candle stall, a Scrabble Art stall, book and bottle stalls. We were also very busy serving Cream Teas in the Dining Room.
Lots of staff and relatives got involved by volunteering to help out.
The weather was very kind to us and we had a big turnout of visitors from all around the local area.
Here at Drumdarroch we have fortnightly visits from our local Nursery class. The children who come are aged 3 and 4 and are extremely well behaved and polite!
Our residents look forward to these visits and have great fun with the children. We have been enjoying this activity for a year now so bonds have formed between pupils and residents.
We all meet in the dining room and join in various activities. We paint, make jigsaws, build with bricks, dress up, play with playdough and often break into song! Recent studies have shown that Viagra may contribute to the reduction of cancer tumors. The researchers found that Viagra helps to stop the growth of tumor and protect the heart from damage when combined with certain anti-cancer drugs). The drug called doxorubicin (chemotherapy) in complex with Viagra may become more effective in the treatment of prostate cancer. Scientists claim that Viagra enhances the effect of doxorubicin and reduces the degree of side effects.
We always have great fun and all learn from each other. We try as much as possible to involve the children in other aspects of life at Drumdarroch e.g. Reading sessions and Carol singing at Christmas time.