Forth Bay visit the Edinburgh Tattoo

Residents from Forth Bay Nursing Home in Fife, enjoyed their annual visit to the Edinburgh Tattoo this year.

Every year we take four groups of five residents to see The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo at Edinburgh Castle, during August.

Performers from over 48 countries have taken part in the Tattoo, and around 30 per cent of the 220,000 audience each year are from overseas. Each year’s Tattoo is very much a ‘global gathering’ – showcasing the talents of musicians and performers from every corner of the globe.

The Tattoo’s unique ability to bring together thousands of people for this annual celebration of music and entertainment continues and the public’s appetite for pomp and ceremony shows no sign of diminishing.

It was a late night with residents not getting back to the Forth Bay until after midnight but they thoroughly enjoyed the show, and it is something they look forward to every year. Manager Fiona explains, “Some of our residents have never been to the Tattoo before and for them it is a dream come true to visit Edinburgh Castle and see the performance live!”

Outings for the residents, especially those with dementia, are very beneficial to body and mind. New scenery and also the exercise, both help the residents keep an active social life which is key to helping someone with dementia feel happy and motivated.

Everyone needs a sense of purpose and to enjoy themselves during the day. Encouraging someone with dementia to do something creative, some gentle exercise, or take part in an activity helps them to realise their potential, which improves their self-esteem and reduces loneliness.

We all look forward to next year!

Forth Bay provides specialist nursing and dementia care in a purpose built environment for up to 53 elderly people.

If you would like to find out more about life at Forth Bay and the care we offer, or to request a meeting with our Home Manager, please contact us on 0808 223 5504 or forthbay@CaringHomes.org.

Forth Bay

Home Manager

Fiona Day

Address

Walker Street,
Kincardine on Forth,
Fife,
FK10 4NT

Contact
0808 223 5504
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