Grab life with both hands

Margaret Henderson, a resident at North Merchiston Care Home in Edinburgh, took part in a film project alongside four other residents from the home.

Director Duncan Cowles, encouraged Margaret to take control of her own filming day, creating a final film that she’d be proud of. In the film Margaret shared some wise words of wisdom, as well as discussing the happiest moments in her life, one of which was meeting her future husband Bill – it was certainly love at first sight.

Mike Heard, Home Manager, said: “Margaret and the other residents who took part in this project really enjoyed themselves. It was their chance to ‘get to grips’ with modern technology whilst sharing their stories to a wider audience. Duncan’s videos are an insight into some of the colourful characters we have here at North Merchiston. I hope you enjoy watching them as much as the residents enjoyed making them.

"Margaret sadly passed away before the film aired to a wider audience, but she did see the final product before she passed. Her wise words will continue to ring true with everyone who watches the film.”

Are you looking for a care home in Edinburgh? North Merchiston offers support for all types of care including residential care, dementia care and nursing care.

Date published: 18 December 2017

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