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.
Life at Canmore Lodge Care Home
A whole new world of magic
Canmore Lodge Care Home in Fife has recently brought a bit of magic to residents by providing a new ‘Magic Table 360 and the Happiness Programme’ as a way to improve residents’ quality of life.
Designed and manufactured in the UK, the Magic Table 360 uses interactive games to connect residents with staff and with each other, and research shows it improves the wellbeing of people living with dementia. Using interactive light projections, the Magic Table 360, which can be played independently or in a group, stimulates movement by inviting participants to take part in all sorts of different fun activities such as popping bubbles, playing the piano, colouring in pictures, sweeping leaves or interacting playfully with fish. Games are rich in colour, movement and detail, and allow people of all ages to play in a safe and comfortable environment.
The Magic Table 360 is portable so it can be used wherever residents feel most comfortable, it can be projected onto the floor, ceiling, walls, a whiteboard or even the bed. The Happiness Programme allows for a range of games that change seasonally and have country-specific versions covering 14 different categories, so there will always be something new for residents to try.
Home receive vaccinations
Staff and residents at Barchester’s Canmore Lodge care home, in Dunfermline, were delighted to be invited to have the vaccination at Fife Immunisation Hub, which has lifted everyone’s spirits after what has been a very challenging year for everyone.
Senior General Manager, Jane Aitken said: “Last year was a year like no other and the vaccine feels like the light at the end of the tunnel. Our teams have been magnificent in how they have risen to every challenge during this pandemic and we are proud to play our part in this next phase to ensure the most vulnerable are protected.”
Burns capers at Canmore Lodge
Canmore Lodge care home in prepared a traditional Burns Night Supper to the tune of bagpipes and the fun continued well into the wee small hours. Staff and residents at the home were involved in a number of activities to mark the Scottish institution, including giving the time-honoured address to the ‘Great chieftain O’ the pudding’ race’ – the haggis. General Manager, Jane Aitken, thought it was a perfect occasion to celebrate an evening steeped in age-old tradition as well as getting in a spot of reading a selection of Burns’ poems and sharing stories of past Burns celebrations.
Silk creations from charity Silk Elephant
Residents and staff at Canmore Lodge were delighted to receive a random act of kindness from charity, Silk Elephant. Everyone at the home have loved looking at these colourful little parcels whilst choosing their favourite and bringing a smile to their faces along the way. Thank you Silk Elephant.
Residents celebrate milestone anniversary
A couple from Canmore Lodge care home, in Fife have celebrated 65 years of marriage.
Arthur Martin, 86 and Grace Martin, 86 met at Arthur’s parents’ home on Boxing Day 1947 and expressed “wow” when he saw the 12 year old. Arthur and Grace have 2 children, Andrew and Heather and two grandchildren and a great grandchild on the way. Arthur expressed that the secret to be married so long is simply by being in love.
Trick or treat fun for Residents
Barchester’s Canmore Lodge care home was a den of ghoulish activity as the home’s spooky Halloween party got in to full swing.
Staff and residents got in to the spirit of things with games, apple bobbing with apples taken from the homes garden and much more! It was a spooktacular fun filled day filled with laughter! Residents also enjoyed delicious home-made cakes prepared by the homes hospitality team over a cup of tea.