St. Columba’s Halloween Fun 31/10/22. Great fun was had by residents, relatives and staff for Halloween. Everyone was entertained by ‘Tam The Hat’ along with dookin for apples, pancakes on string and a lovely buffet. Special thanks to Gemma and Shannon for their amazing face painting skills!
Staff and residents had a fun filled day on Wednesday 14th September with pyjamas being the theme of the day. With plenty of games for everyone to enjoy and lots of laughter, singing and dancing along the way followed by a lovely buffet.
Arts & Crafts were the order of the day on 24th August with residents choosing the colour of paper, making paper hats and decorating them with glitter etc. It was a great day with an activity enjoyed by all.
St Columbas residents were treated to a pampering afternoon by staff. Ladies were given the opportunity to choose colours for their nails and given hand massages which they thoroughly enjoyed. They had their hair curled and all enjoyed a lovely sociable afternoon in each other’s company.
Families and resident of St Columbas enjoyed a BBQ a Concert and some stalls in the garden along with music on Saturday 11th June.
Bet McFarlane celebrated her 100th birthday with friends, family and staff at St Columbas on the 2nd June.
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.