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

Pizza Masterclass

Residents of Archview enjoyed a pizza masterclass as they prepared their own pizza’s using a variety of mouth-watering and delicious toppings from onion, sweetcorn, tomatoes to ham.  What’s your favourite topping? 

Baking is a popular activity in the homes life enrichment programme as Residents like to continue their home skills.

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Hairdressing is back on the agenda

There were happy scenes at Archview as hairdressers were finally allowed back into the home.

Just like the rest of the country, residents had been waiting patiently for months to get their hair styled and so they were delighted to be able to book in for a long overdue cut and blow dry.

Sarah Thomson, General Manager at Archview commented: “It really has felt like Christmas today, our residents are just so delighted to be able to get a good cut and to feel like themselves again.  It is wonderful to see them all so happy, we have really missed our hairdressers – it is fantastic to be able to welcome them back again.”

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A breath of fresh air

Residents of Archview took to the homes beautiful garden to take advantage of the early spring sunshine to enjoy a breath of fresh air.

Everyone commented on how much better they felt for grabbing a breath of fresh air, feeling the sun on their faces and checking on the progress of the spring bulbs growing in the homes extensive grounds.

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A walk in the garden

Residents of Archview took to the homes beautiful garden to take advantage of the early spring sunshine to enjoy a breath of fresh air.

Everyone commented on how much better they felt for grabbing a breath of fresh air, feeling the sun on their faces and checking on the progress of the spring bulbs growing in the homes extensive grounds.

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Comic Relief Day

Staff and residents at Archview enjoyed a fun filled day of activities to raise to raise money for Comic Relief’s Red Nose Day including an egg and spoon race with the winner, resident Meg Noon declared the winner!

Comic Relief spends the money raised by Red Nose Day to help people living tough lives across the UK and internationally. Since its launch in 1988, Red Nose Day has become a British institution when people across the country get together to raise money at their home, school and work, accompanied by an exciting night of TV on the BBC, full of comedy and entertainment to inspire the nation to give generously.

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Exercising the mind, body and soul

Keeping active, having social interactions and being mentally stimulated is very important to Residents at The Archview.   Today was a fun-filled game of indoor skittles!

Every got really competitive, everyone wanted to beat each other and Residents really got into the event.

The home said “Ball exercise is good for Residents wellbeing as it helps with their hand eye coordination and is a good arm exercise to keep them muscles working.”

As part of the homes life enrichment programme, the activities coordinators include firm favourites in the homes calendar with fun-filled adapted games that they played over the years in a safe environment! 

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