Activities

The happiness and wellbeing of our residents is vitally important to us. We promote keeping the mind and body active to maintain health and a degree of independence.

Studies show that staying physically and mentally active can help to slow aspects of the ageing process. At Ashley Court we certainly find that quality and enjoyment of life increases for our residents if they take part in our activity programme. Even a little gentle, regular physical exercise can improve muscle strength leading to that all-important sense of wellbeing.

We are very proud of the work that our activity staff do and at all of our homes, we deliver twice the recommended hours of activities advised by the Care Inspectorate. 

Activity co-ordinators

We have a number of activity co-ordinators and the planned weekly programme means that there’s something for everyone ─ from practicing Tai Chi, to a visiting library and even pet therapy*. Residents are gently encouraged to join in, whether they’re pursuing a lifelong passion or discovering new interests. Have a look at a sample of our weekly activities*.

*Please note, activities vary from home to home and time of year.

Below is a sample activity schedule for our Ashley Court Home.

Download activity table 

Our own transport

Having two of our own Randolph Hill Group minibus's means that residents' activities extend beyond events and classes within Ashley Court, to those taking place locally within the community. We organise outings which may include a sightseeing tour, a lochside picnic or perhaps visiting a garden centre with a stop for coffee. Other community-based activities run on a regular basis including going to church services, coffee mornings, tea dances and shopping trips.

 

Lots to choose from

Events and activities are hugely enjoyed at Ashley Court and our dedicated team, full calendar and the availability of our own minibus ensures that the level of participation is high. We pride ourselves on our programme of activities at Ashley Court, with a single week seeing around 120 hours of scheduled activities. Download a sample table of activities at Ashley Court*.

Within Ashley Court itself residents can watch films on the big screen in the large dining room – there are regular screenings - and there are various gardening projects in the gardens. All our activities are inspired by our residents and we’re always open to suggestions for new ways to keep the mind alert and body in shape. 

More about life at Ashley Court

33 Craighouse Terrace, Morningside, Edinburgh, EH10 5LH 0131 447 2345

All about Ashley Court

​Our brochures have all you need to know before arranging a visit at one of our homes. You can download it to read in your own time and share with other family members.

There has been some recent development work at Ashley Court and you can now download our Development Update guide to learn about our recently refurbished bedrooms. 

 

 

What our residents and their families say

  • Thank you so much for the care given to my parents. I could not have wished for a better home for them in their final months. Everyone has a smile and a kind word, and nothing is too much trouble. With my heart-felt thanks and best wishes to you all.

    Patricia, daughter

  • Thanks for all you did for mum in the months she was in Ashley Court. She found everyone very kind and helpful, as did I.

    Lucy, Joanne and Andre, children

  • People who visited commented as to how clean, bright and welcoming the home is. They also offered praise regarding staff, who they felt were far more professional when compared with their experiences elsewhere.

    In my opinion the service provided by Ashley Court is second to none.

    Daughter

  • The personal attention offered by staff was exemplary and ensured that my mother adjusted quickly to her new environment at a particularly difficult time in her life. The stress and confusion, which had arrived with her from hospital, disappeared, and she was then able to enjoy her last few months in an atmosphere of familiarity and security.

    Son

  • Although we worried frequently that we would be in your way when we spent so much time with dad, or that you would become fed up with all our queries and questions, you always made us welcome and were friendly and helpful. We are especially grateful for the faultless care you all provided, thank you.

    Elizabeth and Diana, daughters

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