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Archive for April, 2009

Activity Games-Saving Money

Posted by admin on April 22, 2009
Games, Saving Money / No Comments

I bought Giant Dominoes, Lacing Beads, Rope Quoits, Skittles, Giant 4 in a Row and Giant Board Games which include Snakes and Ladders, Ludo, and Draughts and a Parachute.

I bought these on and saved a lot of money (£300) by using this site, compared to the Rompa book.

The lacing beads are good for hand and eye co-ordination. The rope quoits, parachute, snakes and ladders are going down great, all the residents seem to like them.

The 4 in a Row is going down well also but it is more for people in the early stages of dementia.


Amazon has been great and the delivery service is great and all has been packaged well too.


Shelly, Activities Co-ordinator. Crossgates Care Home, Kilmarnock.

Note from Peter: After speaking to Shelly about this I thought that if anyone was able to save (£300) this amount of money could go along way in enhancing the residents quality of life in so many other ways. So I contacted Amazon and we now have a page with products specifically for the elderly. Click Here to view. If you have any other suggestions of products or other relevant companies please let me know and we will add them.

3 Course Lunch and Sing-a-Long at the Willowbank Hotel in Largs

Posted by admin on April 22, 2009
Afternoon Sing-a-longs, Bus Trips, Days Out, In Largs, Largs, Scotland / No Comments

The Willowbank Hotel

96 Greenock Road, Largs, KA30 8PG

The hotel is located in the seaside town of Largs and has so many benefits including:
  • Easy place to drive to.
  • Enjoy a walk along the prom, prom, prom!
  • Visit the famous Nardini’s café for an ice cream.
  • Visit the many interesting local shops.
  • Large function room seating 180 people.
  • Easy parking for buses.
  • Wheelchair access and disabled toilets.
  • Large dance floor.

 The cost for a 3 course lunch and Sing-a-Long is £11.50

12.30 seating for a 1pm Lunch
Entertainment from 2pm till 3pm
Contact the Willowbank direct on 01475 672311 or email for bookings

Click here to view a video clip of a recent event.

Dates for 2017………

 March 15th

Wednesday 15th March, St Patrick’s Themed Show with Douglas

April 20th  

  Thursday 20th April, Variety Show with Elaine

May 11th & 25th

Thursday 11th May, Variety Show with Douglas

Thursday 25th May, Variety Show with Ben

June 26th  
Monday 26th June, Variety Show with Douglas

July 6th, 12th & 28th

Tuesday 6th July, Variety Show.

Wednesday 12th July, Variety Show with Stephen

Friday 28th July, Variety Show with Elaine

August 17th & 30th
Thursday 17th August, Variety Show with Douglas
Wednesday 30th August, Variety Show with Stephen

September 25th
Monday 25th September, Variety Show with Ben

October 26th
Thursday 26th October, Variety Show with Elaine

November 13th
Monday 13th November, Variety Show with Douglas

December 9th
Wednesday 13th  December, Christmas Show with Ben £13.95

*Please note all entertainers can be subject to change.*