Meet our Activities Coordinator, Shaun Adamson

I have worked in the home since 2004. 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.

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 Canmore Lodge Care Home

Handcrafted tree

How amazing is our hand crafted Christmas tree. Residents were delighted to receive such a thoughtful gift from Halbeath Nursery.  Residents have been communicating with the children through pictures and cards. We are looking forward to seeing what the children have been up to this Christmas and look forward to such a time as being able to welcome them into the home.

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Card designs

Our residents have been involved in fun-filled Christmas card making activities.  We spent the day making, decorating and writing cards to loved ones, friends, staff members and members of the local community.  Everyone was encouraged to work on their skills, some residents preferred to draw on their cards, others decided to use paints and embellishments.

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Wreath making

Residents at Canmore Lodge have been busy with Christmas arts & crafts and have made indoor Christmas wreaths to display throughout the home.

Christmas decorations

In preparation for the upcoming Christmas festivities Santa’s little elves have been busy decorating our home with colourful themed ornaments, lights and baubles.

Our residents had fun creating the home’s Christmas displays and got involved in decorating the Christmas trees.  Everyone had an amazing time and we are all looking forward to the holidays. We are loving our Christmas trees.

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Magic of the Nutcracker

We experienced the magic of the Nutcracker with a special interactive workshop led by English National Ballet Associate Artists.

Our residents were able to take a magical journey thorough Edwardian London and to learn more about the enchanted Nutcracker characters: Clara, the Mouse King, and her valiant Nutcracker doll.

The session included a chair-based dance workshop, clips of the ballet on stage and a Christmas carol sing-along, truly enjoyed by all.

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Truffles with Unilever

We had a lovely time joining Paul Hawkins and Steve Wilkes from Unilever for an exciting immersive Christmas experience.

Our residents were welcomed with chocolate treats as Paul and Steve took them on an exciting chocolate truffle making and biscuit decorating journey.

To finish off the Christmas special event, our residents enjoyed a themed quiz and a singalong.

We all had a wonderful time.

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