There is always something to see, do or be involved in at Cramond Residence.

Every week we offer a wide range of activities to help support residents’ wellbeing and independence and to make life as fun and fulfilling as possible. Our experienced lifestyle co-ordinators are passionate about finding out what residents’ interests and hobbies are, so they can tailor new activities to suit them. Many of our residents tell us that they lead a much more interesting life now than they did at home, when they didn’t have access to so many different things to do.

What activities are on offer?

We offer a wide range of activities to stimulate both the mind and the body – from language lessons, art courses and music sessions to talks, presentations, walks and exercise classes. A typical week might involve afternoon tea at the Royal Botanic Gardens, bridge games, a screening of a popular film, a wine and cheese evening and an historical talk – something for everyone.

Activities with our residents 

Excursions are one of our most popular activities. We venture out to new places all the time. Locally, the beautiful village of Cramond provides lots of places to explore. We also regularly take residents into Edinburgh to visit the museums, theatres and art galleries and to take in shows, talks and other events. Other trips take us further afield, for example across the Firth of Forth to explore the Kingdom of Fife.

Staying active helps keep you well

Many of our activities help boost health and wellbeing. Art activities keep the creative juices flowing, while quizzes keep the mind active. We also host visits for Toffee, Cramond Residence’s Therapet, who is a chocolate brown Labradoodle. Toffee and his owner Miriam visit every week. He is always up for lots of cuddles and plays an important part in many of the therapies and activities that we offer.

Staying in touch and playing a part

So that residents can have a say in the activities that take place at the Residence, they are all invited to take part in our residents’ meeting. This is entirely optional but is a great opportunity to suggest new things to do.

We also encourage residents to maintain links with the local community. This may be through using local services such as shops and local church services. Providing their health allows it, we will do everything we can to help residents go out on their own or with company. We offer a private transport service for local appointments and help organise public transport and taxis, as well as having our own mini bus.

Frequently Asked Questions

What excursions and activities are on offer?

A typical week might involve afternoon tea at the Royal Botanic Gardens, bridge games, a screening of a popular film, a wine and cheese evening and an historical talk – something for everyone. A sample of our weekly activities guide can be found here.