Meet our Activities Coordinator, Shaun Adamson
I have worked in the home for the last 12 years. I was a Carer before I decided to be an Activities Coordinator. I enjoy doing what I do as I love spending time with the residents and their Families. I like to plan events for the home and like to participate as much as I can.
I have lived in Dunfermline all my life and enjoy walking, cycling and going to different places with my daughter.
Activities at Canmore Lodge
Our Activities Coordinators are committed to organising a variety of events as well as offering tailored programmes to stimulate residents both mentally and physically. There are regular outings in the minibus to local places of interest, such as trips to the beach for ice cream, pub visits for a pint, and regular trips to Dobbies for tea and cakes. Georgie Girl, an old English sheep dog, also stops by the home on regular basis for pet therapy. Musical entertainment is a big hit with residents as well, so we book fan favourites to come and play at the home each month. At Canmore, relatives are always encouraged to join in on the fun too.
Life at Canmore Lodge Care Home
Birthday celebrations for Flora
Flora Johnson, Resident at Canmore Lodge celebrated her 90th birthday in June surrounded by fellow Residents and members of the care team.
On her special day, Flora received virtual messages from her loved ones wishing her a happy birthday. Canmore Lodge surprised Flora with a beautiful bouquet of flowers and a card signed by everyone at the home and family sent a 90th birthday balloon to the birthday girl.
Flora commented: “What a lovely surprise, I have had the best birthday ever!” General Manager, Jane Aitken said “It was a pleasure to be part of Flora’s special day, on behalf of everyone at Canmore Lodge I would like to wish Flora a very happy birthday.”
Home launches book club
Residents of Canmore Lodge have joined forces to create their own book club to share their love of words and who enjoy reading. The chosen book is discussed and chat follows over a cup of tea and some nibbles. The book club meet bi-weekly.
Reading aloud is an activity that most people are familiar with. Reading storybooks to children and grandchildren is a time for bonding, warmth and love and our Residents adults enjoy it too.
We are a top 20 care home!
Canmore Lodge has been named one of the top 20 recommended care homes in Scotland in the carehome.co.uk Top 20 Care Home Awards 2020.
The Top 20 Care Home Awards highlight the most recommended care homes in each region of the UK. The Awards are based on over 160,000 reviews received by carehome.co.uk from residents, their family, and friends, between March 2019 and February 2020.
Well done to everyone who has made this possible!
Community Spirit Brings Local Delivery
Residents and colleagues at Canmore Lodge were delighted to answer the door to accept a special delivery from their local Asda store with a delivery of sweet treats. The boxes were filled with delicious cakes with a variety of toppings for everyone to enjoy and satisfy their sweet cravings and in recognition of the homes hard working, dedicated team supporting Residents during this difficult period.
On behalf of Canmore Lodge, residents and colleagues would like to pass on their gratitude for being considered at this time of uncertainty and hope everyone stays safe and well. Such a nice gesture thinking of us care homes and everyone joining forces to keep the community spirit together!
Residents Enjoy Bagpipe Performance
Residents of Canmore Lodge we delighted to hear the sounds of bagpipes filled the air outside their lounge window when a local player appeared for a very special performance. One resident said: “I really enjoyed it – the Scottish music was right up my street!”
Residents thoroughly enjoyed the show, singling along and tapping their feet to songs that they recognised. Thank you, for a great afternoon of entertainment!
The Easter bunny arrived for residents of Canmore Lodge when they were surprised by the generosity of local store, Asda, who kindly delivered Easter eggs for every resident over the weekend. Colleagues were on hand to accept the beautiful boxes filled with a selection of eggs all shapes and sizes, sure to satisfy any chocolate lover!