Meet our Activities Coordinator, Liz McDonald

I joined the team here at Fairview in February 2020. I have worked in activities for over ten years. I previously worked in a Brain Injury Rehab Unit and a Specialist Palliative Care Unit.

I am passionate about providing residents with an environment that is both stimulating and socially active. I will strive to ensure that myself and my team know each residents' preferences, so that we can provide a person centred program of events and activities.

I love being part of the fun and entertainment we have here at Fairview.

Activities at our home

Our Activities Coordinators create a weekly planner that consists of a variety of activities, which caters to all residents' needs as best as possible. The most popular activities are bingo, which we host twice a week, flower arranging and weekly visits from Vinnie our pet therapy dog. Residents also enjoy minibus trips in the nicer weather and we attend a concert every month. We are also involved in the Council Well-being Team, which keeps us up-to date with upcoming events within the community and provides interesting ideas for activities we can try in the home.

Throughout the year, we host various special events, including themed open days and summer and winter fetes that people in our local communities are welcome to join us for. We also have monthly church services with Rev. Ann from Danestone Congregational Church, which is open to loved ones as well.

Life at Fairview House Care Home

Birthday celebrations

One of the residents at Fairview care home, celebrated a very special birthday this month 80 years young and staff presented the birthday girl, Kathleen with cards and gifts before everyone joined together in singing the birthday girl a rousing rendition of happy birthday.

Play your cards right

Keeping active, having social interactions and being mentally stimulated is very important to residents at Fairview.  Residents recently enjoyed a play your cards right competition in a recent games afternoon.

As part of the homes life enrichment programme, the team includes firm favourites in the homes calendar with fun filled adapted games that they have played over the years in a safe environment.

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Residents enjoy Reminiscence session

Residents of Fairview enjoyed a reminiscence session with guest speaker, Alan Johnstone. Alan speaks to the residents through zoom and flicks through past times of Aberdeen city. This particular session was about Aberdeen beach. A much loved place by Aberdonians. The residents loved it!

Exercising the body and mind

Keeping active, having social interactions and being mentally stimulated is very important to Residents at Fairview.  Residents enjoy the popular music to movement sessions.

As part of the homes life enrichment programme, the activities coordinators include firm favourite’s in the homes calendar with fun-filled adapted games that they played over the years in a safe environment!

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Family visit brings joy

Fairview residents enjoy socially distanced visits in the homes garden. Fairview residents are enjoying reconnecting with their loved ones through socially distanced visits. The home is able to create a safe environment for the residents it’s been wonderful to see families reunited once again

Bird business

Jack and Vera are continuing to be trained. They have had a fun filled month. We have been letting them out for “flying sessions” which residents love to see. Sometimes they have too much fun and refuse to go back into their cage! Thankfully we have our residents nearby to lure them into their cage with a tasty treat!

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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.