Home to open within months
It has provided many happy memories for many people over 60 years, and a new chapter is soon to begin in the life of Edenholme Care Home in Stonehaven - and in the lives of two good friends.
Work on a new care village in School Road, including a 60 place care home and eight one-bed cottages, will soon be complete, with Edenholme residents moving to the site before the end of the year.
The new home, which doubles the number of existing residential care places, offers older people who need care an excellent quality of life in a 21st Century environment, with a skilled and caring team of staff.
Amongst those making the move to the new Edenholme are Margaret McRae and Margaret Frater, who met 10 years ago while attending Dunnottar Church.
Margaret Frater (92) took the decision to move into Edenholme three years ago, after developing an illness.
The Stonehaven-born former midwife, who was still living in her Christie Crescent home, felt the time had come where she needed that little bit extra care and help and soon settled into a new lifestyle at Edenholme.
Margaret McRae (85) used to visit Margaret Frater at Edenholme, before declining health also led her to make the decision to move in.
Eight one-bed cottages are also being built on the site to increase the care options available to residents and help people maintain their independence in their own homes for as long as they choose, in a supportive environment.
The care home has been fully funded by Aberdeenshire Council’s capital plan and will produce an asset in the region of £8million whilst the cottages have received support from a Scottish Government grant of £240,000 as well as the Housing Revenue Account and second homes council tax.