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 our home
Residents Had ‘Fang-Tastic’ Time
Residents, relatives and friends of Fairview along with staff had a ‘fang-tastic’ time as they hosted their popular annual Halloween party with live entertainment. As part of the celebrations the home held a ‘best witch’ and best costume competition which was judged by the residents.
The competition was tough and the overall winner was carer, Dana who had dressed for the occasion as a boxer. It was a fun-filled afternoon and conversation throughout brought back their own childhood memories of carving pumpkins, turnips and trick or treating!
Taking the Salute
Resident, Sandy Cortman, is one of the original surviving paratroopers from the battle of Arnhem, World War II.
Sandy has been unrecognised until recently, when he received an invitation from the Duke of Wales and from the Parachute regiment to become a part of the 75th anniversary of the battle, as part of Armed Forces Day. Our star was transported in a WW2 jeep to the parade, before the show at Gordon Bks, where he was asked to "Take The Salute".
National Chocolate Day
We enjoyed celebrating National Chocolate Day on 5th July with some delicious chocolaty treats, of course.
Residents always enjoy our weekly exercise classes with the physiotherapist. We hold these sessions every morning at 11:00 a.m.
Enjoying the Fine Weather
The weather has been amazing lately, so we've been making the most of it by spending as much time outside of the home. Ice creams are also a nice treat too!
National Cream Tea Day
Residents, staff and loved ones enjoyed celebrating National Cream Tea Day on 29th June. Everyone loved the fine pieces!