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Sport’s Week at Anderson’s – 29 July to 2 August 2013

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Anderson’s held a Sport’s Week from 29 July to 2 August 2013.  Traditional races such as the egg and spoon and the sack race were very hotly contested as staff took part in fancy dress.  Resident’s enjoyed competing with indoor activities including Carpet Bowls, Hoopla, and Croquet to name but a few and also enjoyed an outside  ‘Toss the Wellie’ competition.   On 2 August we had our awards presentation with staff and residents being presented with awards and certificates.  Overall champions were the Morrice Unit who were presented with the Seaforth Shield...

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Retiral of Rev. Colin Morison

Posted by on Jun 21, 2013 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Retiral of Rev. Colin Morison

It  has been a privilege to have had Colin on the Board of Governors.  By his profession as a Minister of The Free Church of Scotland he cares deeply about people and this has been apparent in his role as Governor, both for staff and residents, and those in the wider community.  He thinks logically and has brought a great deal of common sense, dry humour and thoughtfulness when serving as a Governor and as a member of the Finance Committee over the past 10 years during which time many changes have taken place.  When a Governor retires it is customary for the Board to have tea and cake...

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Summer Barbeque – 5 June 2013

Posted by on Jun 21, 2013 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Summer Barbeque – 5 June 2013

It was a gloriously sunny day as the residents made their way out into the Heritage Harden for our Summer Barbecue.  They were met by a glass of fruit punch and enjoyed a selection of tasty meats including venison sausages, steak burgers and chicken kebabs accompanied by salad and coleslaw.  The staff and residents sat together and enjoyed the early summer weather.  To finish off all were treated to a much needed selection of fresh fruit with ice-cream. The sun shone and a lovely afternoon was had by...

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Grandfather Clock – Progress Report

Posted by on Jun 17, 2013 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Grandfather Clock – Progress Report

(News Item 16/04/13 refers) We received a progress report from Laichmoray Clocks last week along with several photos. Kevin West, proprietor of Laichmoray Clocks, informs us that the restoration is progressing well.  He said that the movement and dial have been restored and are currently being “bench tested”.  Repairs to the case are underway and cracks are currently being filled in with some missing woodwork having to be made.  Staining and polishing will begin when Alan, the expert who is dealing with the cabinet restoration, is satisfied with the repairs. We’re unsure as to how...

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The Wonderful World of IT

Posted by on May 20, 2013 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on The Wonderful World of IT

We could see how the introduction of an IT Suite  at Anderson’s could benefit staff with their learning but some folk may have been a ‘wee’ bit sceptical as to how the residents could benefit from something that was, after all, quite alien to them. Well, have we got news for you …… We have several residents who not only regularly “surf the net” but also keep in touch with friends and family by email. Residents look forward to their next lesson/session which enables them to voyage into a whole new world of discovery. “Skype” has proved invaluable as some...

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Andersons High Tea – 31 March 2013

Posted by on Apr 17, 2013 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Andersons High Tea – 31 March 2013

I had the pleasure of attending the above event and took my mother along as a special treat. We were welcomed with open arms and before long were spoilt with hot tea and warm toast which was soon to be followed with a delightful evening meal. The atmosphere was lovely with tranquil music playing in the background.  Joan Cowe, Anita O’Neil and all the behind the scenes staff did a fabulous job, keeping us topped up with fresh tea and light conversation. My mother had a wonderful evening and her leaving remark was “when can I move in, I have had a lovely evening”.  She took a lovely...

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