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 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.
Acts of kindness for all at St Columba’s Care Home:
The Seaway chippie in Monifieth kindly donated free chips to all staff and residents this week to make them smile during this difficult time. As you can see they all happily tucked in to their chips at teatime. Big thanks to the guys at The Seaway for being so kind and thinking of us all.
Priority Care Directors also treated staff to a whole host of free goodies in the home for us which gave the staff a huge morale boost. They wanted to extend their thanks to us all with these items and even brought in extra supplies of toilet rolls for all the staff to take home. Thanks so much from all of us here, it has been great to see everyone pull together and has made us feel really appreciated.
Residents at St Columba’s who are missing their loved ones, wrote messages to them to let them know they are ok and missing them. Relatives can still use skype to contact residents too or call at any time to speak to them to keep in touch.
All residents, staff and relatives enjoyed a new experience recently when “Haud yer Wheesht” Silent disco came to the home this month. We all enjoyed the disco lights and dancing to our own music via the headsets which was great fun!
A busy Christmas at St Columba’s!
Everyone had a great time over the festive period. Staff, residents and relatives enjoyed our Xmas Fayre on 7th Dec which raised over £300 for the comfort fund. We were all entertained throughout the two Xmas parties and Hogmanay by Bob the Music Man, who got everyone up dancing. Santa visited, with presents for the residents and kids who visited.
Halloween has been in full swing in St Columba’s recently. Residents and staff enjoyed decorating the home with scary decorations as you can see. Bob the music man entertained residents, staff and visitors at our Halloween party and everyone had fun singing, dancing and duckin’ for apples.
Priority Staff member Susan Scott has retired after 19 years in St Columba’s Care Home. Susan started work in the home as a care assistant, then progressed to Senior Care assistant and remained a valuable member of the care team for many years. Latterly, Susan decided to work in the laundry until her retirement. A surprise retirement party was organised for Susan by staff who presented her with flowers, wine and vouchers. All staff enjoyed saying farewell to Susan over a buffet and drinks in the home. Susan will be greatly missed but we all wish her all the best for the future!
Brother and sister Jack and Betty enjoyed a day out together in Dundee recently. They managed to do the Oor Wullie bucket trail, went shopping and relaxed over a nice lunch!
St Columbas enjoyed a day out at Going for Gold.