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Tenants Treated to a Christmas to Sing About

Tenants at Castlebank Gardens Retirement Plus service in Glasgow got into the Christmas spirit as they were treated to two fun-filled, festive days. This Christmas period, Castlebank Gardens welcomed an intergenerational choir, provided by the Active Senior group and children from the local area, who sang a selection of carols and festive favourites. Sarah Cannon, Development Manager at Castlebank Gardens, said: “The Active Senior group are a community-based group who provide regular entertainment and opportunities for the tenants so that they can continue to be involved in their wider community. The group and pupils from Yoker Primary School came...

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Reaching Out: No one should feel alone at Christmas

Article from Dec/Jan issue of PosAbility Magazine  Words by Kate Campbell / 2A Publishing © Television shows, films and advertisements push family Christmases. It’s A Wonderful Life, Love Actually, even Home Alone push the idea that we should never be alone at Christmas; we should be surrounded by family and friends. For some vulnerable people, or their carers, Christmas is a time of loneliness, where the ideas these movies push serve as nothing more than a bitter reminder of their isolation. Vulnerable people feel lonely all year round, but at Christmas, these feelings are exacerbated and accompanied by feelings...

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Home is where the hygge is

Article from Dec/Jan 2017 issue of PosAbility Magazine  Words by Colette Carr/ 2A Publishing © Exploring the Danish way of life Hygge (hoo-gah) is the Danish  phenomenon that was never meant to be translated, but to be felt. It’s more than just an online fad though. The Danes are the happiest nation in the world and for good reason. Hygge is the art of being cosy – but it shares its values with Christmas. Christmas has fast become one of, if not the most commercialised time of the year, but it’s humble values of gratitude, contentment and being with...

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PosAbility Magazine’s festive adventures for your little ones this Christmas

Article from Dec/Jan 2017 Issue of PosAbility Magazine   Words by Katie Campbell/ 2A Publishing Ltd © Keeping kids occupied over Christmas is a  difficult task – but it needn’t be impossible! There’s loads to do and  children with additional needs don’t need to feel left out of fun Christmas activities over the festive period. From a daytrip to the movies to a fun,  slime-filled afternoon at home, there’s so much to do that will get both you and the kids into the Christmas spirit. We’ve come up with a few ideas to get you out and about over the...

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It’s not just sleigh bells that sing

Over-60s in Midlothian have been getting in full swing of this season’s celebrations as they’ve been belting out their favourite carols in a community concert after months of rehearsals. Tenants at Bield’s Whitehill Lodge Retirement housing in Dalkeith have been preparing for their Christmas recital together with Grassy Riggs Volunteering Action group, as well as others in their local community who were keen to get involved in the festive fun. All dressed in their Christmas jumpers, the newly-formed choir got together to sing in front of friends and family and performed popular seasonal songs such as Silent Night and...

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