Activities at Canmore Lodge Care Home

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.

Enriching life
Watch our video on life enrichment in our homes.

Nasreen, Corey and Margaret

Activities Team

Welcome to our activity team here at Canmore Lodge. Nasreen, Corey and Margaret bring with them loads of different strengths to compliment our activities for our residents wellbeing here at Canmore Lodge

Life-encriching activities booklet

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

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

Shiremills Therapy Riding Centre

Some of our residents yesterday had an amazing time seeing some of the beautiful horses at Shiremills! Petting them and giving them a wee brush.

Of course! a cup of tea and a biscuit is necessary.

Yoga with Yvonne

The residents at Canmore Lodge enjoyed a great session of Yoga with the lovely Yvonne. Yvonne’s session was mostly focused on upper body movements. Lower neck, shoulders and off course lower back giving our muscles a good stretch as well as our spine and not forgetting our breathing exercises whilst working our body muscles.

Thank you so much to Yvonne for keeping our residents moving and stretching so important for body and soul.

Baking Club

Baking Club with the lovely Krystle, every week our residents at Canmore enjoy our very own Baking Club. Making delicious cakes and buns as well as some home-made shortbread, this week our lovely residents at Canmore baked a very special cake in Baking Club as well as some truffles.

All the residents at Canmore got to have a taste test of these delicious sweet treats.

Charity Cook Off

Staff and residents are celebrating because their wonderful Managing Director, Fiona Fagan, from Barchester’s North East and Scotland Division, has stepped completely out of her comfort zone to compete in the Barchester Charitable Foundation Cook Off 2024.

Fiona went head-to-head with the Managing Directors from Barchester’s four other divisions and cooked up a storm to raise a phenomenal £24,595 for Barchester’s Charitable Foundation which helps connect vulnerable people and those living with a disability to community groups in their local area by providing grants to improve mobility and quality of life.  Each year the Foundation distributes thousands of pounds to individuals, small community groups and charities across England, Scotland and Wales.  

Exploring the Eden Project

Residents across our homes had a fantastic time exploring the Eden Project virtually - an educational charity and visitor attraction based in Cornwall, featuring sprawling outdoor gardens and breathtaking biomes that house the largest indoor rainforest in the world.

During the session, residents who joined were reconnected with nature through their senses, memories and stories.  A big thank you to the community team at the Eden Project for the wonderful event.

Balloyman Community Café

Thank you too Balloyman Primary School and Nursery for inviting residents at Canmore to come along to your French themed café! our residents had an amazing time and being able to enjoy all the sweet treats and see all that the children had created at stalls as well. It's always a pleasure for our residents to be able to come along and get out in the community as they still get to do the things they love and celebrate all the things that the little one's have taken the time to make.

Upcoming events

Olympic Games

Join us for a games afternoon and a little friendly competition as we watch live coverage of the 2024 games! 


Let's have fun in July! We extend a warm invitation for you to join us - all welcome.

Car Boot - 3rd August

We extend a warm invitation for you to join us at our fund raising car boot sale - enjoy the fun and meeting new people. All welcome. 


Make some August magic as we look forward to a fun filled month ahead - all welcome.

Community Cafe - 1st Monday of the month

Join us at our monthly community cafe - this is an ideal opportunity to make new friends over a refreshing drink and slice of homemade cake. All welcome!

Weekly - Knit and Natter

Calling all knitters!  Come and join us at our weekly knit and natter club, join us and make new friends.