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

Team walk 10k together to raise funds

Residents and staff at Canmore Lodge put the ‘fun’ into ‘fundraising’ with walking 10k together to raise money for the home in creating a new outdoor area.  The team raised over £2,300 by doing their sponsored walk with Baillie the homes adorable dog joining them. The home were supported by their local community supported event by Tesco providing water and snacks for walk, Asda providing t-shirts and would like to say a special thank you to everyone who has helped them.

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Residents continue to stay connected

Residents are overjoyed at Queens Manor care home in Edinburgh as Barchester Healthcare has implemented a designated visiting room for residents to continue to spend time with their loved ones for the autumn and winter seasons in addition to the outdoor visiting that has been on offer for those able for many months.

Balancing resident wellbeing and safety is at the forefront of Barchester Healthcare’s thinking and they understand how important it is for residents and their family and friends to be able to spend time together in the safest way possible.

There has been much careful planning and preparation for this moment by Barchester Healthcare, who run Queens Manor care home. It was welcome news for their residents and family and friends as we enter the colder season meaning catch-ups can continue to take place, instead of, or in addition to, outdoor visiting already offered for those able.

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Residents go for 'gold'!

Residents and staff at Canmore Lodge laced up their trainers and warmed-up for a fun-filled afternoon of games. Staff and residents showed their friendly competitive streak as they took to their marks in a selection of games, an interactive game of crazy golf, bowls, tin pan alley as the teams battled it out to be crowned sporting champions!

General Manager Jane Aitken said: “We always encourage our residents to keep active. With late summer upon us we had a great opportunity to have some indoor fun before we can get outside to enjoy our gardens. Our residents and their guests really enjoyed today and it was lovely to see so many of them getting involved. It reminded all of us of when we were kids at school!”

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Home has 'latte' fun for Macmillan

Staff and residents at Canmore Lodge in Dunfermline held a charity coffee morning on 25th Sept to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support.

Canmore Lodge’s coffee morning was a big success – they managed to raise £170.00 and, most importantly, everyone had a lot of fun doing it!

The British charity provides financial aid, specialist healthcare services, and all different kinds of support to those living with cancer. The purpose of the coffee morning is to sit down with your friends and catch up with a nice cuppa for a good cause. The money raised will help Macmillan make sure no one has to face cancer alone.

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Residents get interactive

Residents of Canmore Lodge have escaped the August drizzle with a fun-filled interactive afternoon with their new smart board.

Garden family reunions

For some residents at Canmore Lodge the long awaited reunion with family and friends became a reality recently, as garden visits have now been allowed to commence at the home.

There has been much careful planning and preparation for this moment behind the scenes at Barchester Healthcare, who run Canmore Lodge. Social distancing was still in place, and homes that are able to take part must have a large accessible garden.

It was welcome news to so many residents, family, and friends, who were kept apart for so long following strict government guidance. Residents and their loved ones finally got together in the home garden, and were able to see each other in person. The garden was full of joy and chatter.

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Upcoming events

Continuing Life Enrichment

During this unprecedented time, we have a number of measures in place to ensure residents remain engaged, connected and socially active.