Meet our Activities Coordinator, Diane Wood

Hi, my name is Diane and  I am Head of Activities here at Archview.  I have worked in the homes since 2009.

I strongly believe in creating moments for our residents and embracing their individuality with tailor made activities, whilst remaining person centred and respecting resident’s preferences. Every day I like to ensure the residents on memory lane can enjoy themselves and have a good time whilst forming bonds with each other and the staff around them.

Outside of work,  I have a 23 years old son and a wee dog called Hugo and my ambition is to make people smile and be happy.

Activities at our home

Activities are an integral part of life at our care home. We want to ensure that the people we support have as much fun as possible during their time with us, so it’s important that our activities programme is created with the interests of residents in mind. Our skilled Activities Coordinators bring a certain uniqueness to the home that can’t be found anywhere else, and which is reflected in the activities they organise.

Life at Archview Lodge Care Home

Lunch in the garden

We have beautiful gardens here at Archview and residents enjoy simply sitting back and relaxing to showing their green-fingers at the homes gardening club, as the sun shone residents took advantage of the good weather to enjoy their lunch with the floral backdrop.  

Taste testing fun

Archview residents enjoy a varied life enrichment programme and like to show a little friendly competitiveness with their popular games and knowledge sessions.  This week residents enjoy a sensory experience with a taste testing session -Pepsi v Cola guessing game. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed the fun game.

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A trip out to Musselborough

Residents at Archview took advantage of the recent glorious weather to take a mini bus trip to enjoy a refreshing ice-cream at Mussleburgh.   Musselburgh is a historic town in East Lothian, well known for golf, and its racecourse. The name, Musselburgh, derives from the extensive mussel beds which lie along its shore on the Firth of Forth 

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The thrill of Robots!

We enjoyed a wonderful virtual introduction to the world of robots with V&A Dundee Curator, Kirsty Hassard.

Kirsty talked us through the history of robots and their early beginnings, the presentation traced the fascination of all things wired and wonderful and considered what the future might hold for our relationship with a multitude of mechanical machines.

It was absolutely thrilling to learn what robots can do now and what they might be able to do in the future.

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Nutrition and Hydration Week

We celebrated Nutrition and Hydration Week in style with a variety of delicious and healthy meals and beverages, alongside engaging activities.

During the week, our talented chef prepared nutritious sweet and savoury treats, super snacks, smoothies and fruit salads.

Our residents got involved in food tasting and cocktail making activities, cookery sessions and we all had fun submitting our entries for the Nutrition and Hydration competition, organised by Barchester’s Hospitality Team.

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A little competition

Residents at Archview love their games sessions and as the sun shone, they took their bowls outside for a game of outdoor bowling in the homes garden, there was a little friendly competition before everyone settled back to enjoy a refreshing ice-lolly.