Month: April 2020

Drumdarroch – Twister with the staff

Things might be difficult at the moment but we are still finding time for fun at Drumdarroch. Last week we had a staff game of Twister. Our residents were very much in control of things though, throwing the dice to have us bent over backwards!! We were battered and bruised but not broken!

St Columbas – Easter Goings On

Residents and staff have been keeping busy every day in St Columba’s. Some enjoyed waving to visitors outside and painting decorations for the windows for all to see. Others enjoyed making Easter cards and sitting in the garden as the sun came out and some spent time washing and pegging clothes onto the washing line!

St Columbas – CAPA – Care About Physical Activity

St Columba’s have recently committed to the Care Inspectorate initiative- CAPA( Care about physical activity) and have implemented this in the home. The aim is to improve residents physical and mental well-being through promoting independence and enabling them to increase their level of physical activity. The residents have been taking small steps towards a healthier, fitter lifestyle by being able to make their own tea, setting tables, washing, doing dishes, dusting and  swimming, participating in gentle  exercise classes and walking. Residents are enjoying being more involved  and are participating in more day to day tasks to keep them active too.

Having Fun at Harestane Care Home

Residents and Staff are exceptionally busy during these difficult times but they always make time to find innovative ways to have some fun.   They picked their animal and the app made the animal come to life in pictures and in 3D   Lots of fun was had by the residents.

Highland Dancers Entertain Harestane Care Home Residents

Highland dancers have stepped up to stage a virtual concert in a  bid to stay on their toes for the return of a competition season decimated by the pandemic.   Dancers used Zoom to stage the digital concert from four courier country schools.