Activities at Archview Lodge Care 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.

Enriching life
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Diane Wood

Head of Activities

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.

Life-encriching activities booklet

Read our brochure 'Life-enriching activities' for more information about life in our care homes.
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Activities and Events Partnerships

As part of our bespoke life-enrichment programmes, we host a number of live virtual events in the home on a regular basis through a number of partnerships with places of interest and world class performance companies

Life at Archview Lodge Care Home

Into the deep....

Residents across our services enjoyed a fantastic virtual tour of The Deep, an award-winning aquarium in Hull.

Our residents dived into the underwater world of some fascinating creatures such as sharks, turtles and stingrays.

It was a truly immersive and educational experience that brought the wonders of the ocean right to our screens.

Home raises funds for charitable foundation

Residents and staff put the ‘fun’ into ‘fundraising’ with a charity cake bake sale to raise money for Barchester’s Charitable Foundation.

Sarah Thomson, General Manager at Archview Lodge said: “We love to fundraise for charities throughout the year, we pick different causes to support that have been selected by staff, residents and friends of the home. Barchester’s Charitable Foundation is a great cause that helps many people in need and is also a cause very close to the hearts of all our staff and residents, so we feel really proud to have been able to raise this money. Thank you to everyone who donated!”  

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Home enjoy football tournament

A fun filled day in the sunshine at Arniston park where we took part in the annual Barchester football tournament. Thank you to Ahmet and our AMAZING squad of players who volunteered their time today Special mention to MVP and person of the match Sophie.

It was so special to have residents, colleagues and friends all there to cheer on the Archview United Family. We all had a great time and it was lovely to catch up with our colleagues from our sister homes. Looking forward to the next event.

Double celebrations at Archview!

Celebrations have been in full swing at Archview Lodge, as one of its residents reaches her 99-years young in style. Betty, a resident celebrated her 99 years-young birthdays with her family and friends by her side. It was also another opportunity to celebrate Betty who is the longest resident here in Archview. Betty has been living in the home for 9-years.

The home held a birthday party for Batty and there was a huge birthday cake in honour of her 99th birthday especially prepared by the homes hospitality team and was presented to the birthday girl with a rousing rendition of ‘Happy Birthday’.

Celebrating Cadbury's

Residents across our services had a wonderful time joining Cadbury for an interactive virtual talk on their fascinating 200-year history.

Residents joining learnt interesting facts about the chocolate giant, shared memories, and reminisced about their favourite sweet treats.

It was a heartwarming experience filled with laughter, nostalgia, and plenty of chocolatey goodness!

Jean's road trip!

Another one of our residents WISH completed. Resident, Jean wanted to go over the Forth Road Bridge so off we went with Jean’s husband John, David & Jean. Everyone had a fantastic time even in the wet dreary day. We sang we’re all going on a summer holiday since we were going over the bridge before we drove down to Rosyth Dock’s to see the boats. We then headed to North Queens ferry to enjoy our picnic on the bus especially prepared by the homes hospitality team where we enjoyed the lovely views of the rail bridge the old bridge and the new bridge. We could feel the vibration when the trains went over the bridge.

Upcoming events


June paves the way for summer and we hope you can join us - all welcome.

Calling all Emergency Services!

Calling all emergency services personnel! Come and take your break with us and enjoy a slice of cake and a warm welcome.

Volunteers - Could you make a difference?

Do you have any spare time? Could you make a difference to someone's day to day life? If you are interested in Volunteering, we'd love to hear from you.

Dementia Cafe - Last Wednesday of the month

We know the importance of supporting our local community and extend a warm invitation for you to join us at our monthly dementia cafe.