Hawkhill dance the day away

The residents from Hawkhill House in Milltimber, Aberdeen, joined in with an afternoon of dancing and socialising with other members of the community in a dementia friendly disco organised at the Foundry Pub, Aberdeen;  an event which is believed to be the first in Scotland.

The foundry Bar closed its doors again to host another relaxed disco which is open to people from all walks of life, whether they have dementia, are a vulnerable adult or are retired.  It is a safe and secure environment for people to sing, dance and enjoy themselves.  The disco includes a mixture of music which is chosen by each guest, so that everybody can enjoy songs that have memories for them.  When people become a little tired they have the option to enjoy the bars seating area which presents a number of historic images of Aberdeen to help them reminisce.

Lunch at the event was kindly donated by Marks & Spencer, who provide sandwiches and light snacks whilst the bar donated tea, coffee and soup. The event was supported by the Aberdeen Football Club Community Trust, Alzheimer Scotland and the Active Aberdeen Partnership.

At Hawkhill House we realise offering our residents opportunities during their day to participate in spontaneous and planned activity helps to promote their health and mental wellbeing.  Music is thought to soothe and stimulate minds of those who have dementia whilst boosting self-esteem and confidence.

Everybody from Hawkhill House that attended the disco thoroughly enjoyed the event and are looking forward to attending again in the future.

Hawkhill House provides specialist nursing and dementia care in a purpose built environment for up to 43 elderly people.

If you would like to find out more about life at Hawkhill House and the care we offer, or to request a meeting with our Home Manager, please contact us on 0808 223 5322 or hawkhill@CaringHomes.org.

Hawkhill House Nursing Home

Home Manager

Mel Shearer


234 North Deeside Road,
AB13 0DQ

0808 223 5322
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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update
To Whom it may concern,

RE: A message from the CEO and Clinical Director

At Caring Homes we are following the latest Government advice and stopping visitors to all our homes, except for essential visits by healthcare professionals who will be required to adhere to strict protocols.

We understand that this may be very difficult for families but we are clear in our duty to ensure we protect the health, safety and wellbeing of our Residents and Colleagues as our top priority.

We want you to know that you can contact your loved ones through calls, emails, video and social media and we will support our Residents to view any messages you send over. We are confident that the teams in our homes are doing all they can to ensure that life remains as comfortable and sociable as possible. There will be a full programme of activities delivered by our in-house health and wellbeing teams.

We hope you will understand and support these actions and any further subsequent measures we might need to put in place.

Yours sincerely