Gaming brings “spirit of Augusta” to Scottish care home

by Emma Lourie

Friday, November 13th, 2020

Popular gaming consoles are a hit in Edinburgh care home – Social Care PR

social care PR photography Professor Pompa playing on Nintendo Switch, Cramond Residence

GOLF-loving pensioners at a Scottish care home are getting fully into The Masters spirit with daily competitions on their Nintendo Switch consoles.

A four day celebration of the golfing major is underway at Cramond Residence, a plush care home to the north of Edinburgh, with full coverage being shown to residents.

Taking the enjoyment of the sport a step further, residents are also competing against each other and staff on ‘The Golf’- which requires the player to mimic golfing motions in an attempt to score the lowest round.

One resident shared his knowledge of the sport through a golf history presentation, Dr Loudon said: “I first started playing at Faux Rose at Rosemarkie in the Black Isle. I became so attached to loving the game of golf, that I started to play it back home on Bruntsfield Links Golf Course.

“I’m looking forward to watching the tournament all weekend long – it is something I tune into every year.

“Albeit the Masters might be a bit different this year without the crowds, however staff at Cramond Residence have put on an array of activities to make sure those who enjoy the sport can still make it one to remember”.

Another resident, Professor Pompa added: “It will be a good laugh taking part in the Nintendo Switch competition and I’m hopeful my golfing talents from the course will uphold in a virtual sense!”.

While bringing additional fun to the proceedings, the gaming has a serious element, challenging the residents physically and mentally, while helping with dexterity.

It’s part of a wider push by Cramond Residence’s care team to enable those that live there to fully embrace technology and use it to improve a wide range of aspects of their daily lives.

Christian Daraio, Client Liaison Manager and Registered Nurse with Cramond Residence, said: “It’s been a tough year, but having The Masters on our TV screens and the fun of a gaming competition is a top distraction.

“There’s some serious competition too. The great thing about the Switch consoles is that they are so accessible, for those that haven’t gamed or played golf before in particular”.

The Masters will be live streamed in the cinema room for the full duration of the tournament with further golf related activities on offer over the weekend, including a resident-led history of golf presentation by Dr Loudon and a ceremony for the Nintendo Switch Winner.

Cramond Residence offers high quality care for up to 74 residents utilising a small-group living concept in nine houses, with all residents enjoying an exceptional range of amenities and activities, delicious food and bespoke care from our highly-trained team.

Each resident enjoys a luxury room with en-suite bathroom facilities. The Care Home maintains a minimum ratio of 1:4 of care staff to residents during the day.

To find out more, call 0131 341 4037 or visit https://cramondresidence.co.uk/

Do you want to elevate your business with the help of our social care PR experts?

Phone us on 0131 561 2244, or take a few seconds to fill and submit the simple form below and we’ll get straight back to you:

    Your Name (required)

    Your Email (required)

    Subject

    Your Message

    Emma Lourie is an Account Executive at Edinburgh Public Relations agency, Holyrood PR in Scotland

    Emma Lourie

    Account Executive, Emma Lourie, is a part of the award-winning PR agency, Holyrood PR - based in Edinburgh, Scotland.

    View Emma's Profile

    Related Posts

    So how can we help?

    Meet the team

    Meet the team

    Our people

    Meet the people who make Holyrood PR what it is, and get an insight into what makes them tick

    Make an impact with PR photography

    Make an impact with PR photography

    Find out more

    Every story can be told better with pictures. Discover our affordable, high-impact photo packages.

    If you have any comments or questions, please contact us.

    GET ON THE PRIORITY LIST

    Keep ahead of your opposition by getting the free tips, insights and secrets we share for businesses. Straight to your inbox, every month.
    Email address
    First Name
    Last Name