Activities at Fairview House Care 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.

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

Fiona Mackie

Lead Activities Coordinator

Fiona has been the activities lead at Fairview House since 2021 and is at the forefront for our homes life enrichment. 

She speaks about how much she enjoys engaging with the senior generation, learning from their life experience and wishing to pass this on, from this she says "a different day is a different story"

Away from the home, Fiona has a passion for cooking and baking with being a former chef and a love for crafts which she has translated both of these into the homes activities program. 

FIona loves to spend time with her family and her two grandchildren.

Life-encriching activities booklet

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


Grape Expectations - Wine Tasting

Staff and residents at the Fairview House Care Home, in Aberdeen, have invited members of the local community to join them for a wine tasting event hosted by the homes activities team.

The home came up with the idea to invite members of the local community to come and enjoy our beautiful café area and taste some delicious wines. 

The afternoon was a big success with members of the local community stopping by for a glass or three.

Inside the Factory

We had a brilliant time across our services with Harrogate Skills 4 Living as they took us on a wonderful virtual visit to their Harrogate Chocolate Factory.

Residents were thrilled to discover details about the chocolate-making process and the fascinating journey from bean to bar, all while enjoying some delicious sweet treats.

The Factory aims to employ people with learning disabilities and autism, involving them in all parts of the process, from sorting and roasting the beans to packaging and sales. The experience was truly enjoyed by all who joined this event.

Beat the Clock

We continue to celebrate a varied life enrichment programme and across our services we linked up with other Barchester care homes and hospitals up and down the country for some interactive Beat the Clock games.  

Our residents truly enjoyed solving word puzzles, conundrums and mathematical problems as part of Barchester’s very own game show series.

Everyone who joined had a fantastic time and enjoyed some friendly competition.


Easter Gifts From Tesco's

Staff and residents at Barchester’s Fairview House Care Home in Aberdeen were delighted when we received an invitation to Tesco’s in Danestone and were gifted with a bumper selection of Easter Eggs. 

Presented to us by Mandy, Tesco's Community Champion. we were incredibly grateful to Tesco for this show of community spirit. 

Residents at Fairview were in awe as over one hundred chocolate eggs came through the door!


Collecting Memories

Courtesy of our dear friends at Grampian Packaging Supplies Ltd we've begun to build a selection of Memory Boxes for our wonderful residents.

The Memory Boxes cater to residents, celebrating their individuality.

The memory box is filled with meaningful items, mementos, and photographs. These boxes serve as gateways to cherished memories, allowing residents to reconnect with their past.

Much like treasure chests, our residents memory boxes hold precious moments. They play a vital role in celebrating residents' stories, lives and history.

Visit From The Plucking Pals Ukulele Band

The Plucking Pals ukulele band brought their lively tunes to Fairview House as our residents, relatives guests and colleagues couldn't help but tap their shoes to their favourite tunes and it wasn't long before the home had a full dance floor as everyone enjoyed  memorable afternoon.

Following on this from fabulous performance our guests and residents enjoyed a selection of refreshing beverages and tasty snacks prepared by our talented kitchen team.

Upcoming events

Open Day

We warmly welcome you into our home for our open day on Saturday 27th April.


Step in April and have a peek at the exciting Life Enrichment and Community Events taking place. 

Afternoon Tea

Join us on Monday 6th May for an afternoon of decadence, sweet savoury treats and plenty of hearty chatter.

Pizza & Ale

Join us in May for this special community evening event as we enjoy delicious pizza and a selection of local ales.

Professional's Open Day

Join us on Thursday 9th May for our Professioanal's Open Day networking event.

Gin Tasting Evening

Join us on Tuesday 4th June for a Gin tasting masterclass.

Bladder & Bowel Seminar

We warmly welcome you to join us for a special community event as we welcome Bladder and Bowel specialist Joanne Hoyle.

Respite- Are you looking for a extra care break?

If you are looking for a little care break for yourself or a little care break pop in and see what we have to offer.

Volunteers - Could you make a difference?

We recognise the special impact that volunteers can make on the day to day lives of our residents. If you would like more information we'd love to hear from you.

Emergency Services - Take a break on us!

We offer a warm welcome and a hot drink any time you need one - to all emergency services personnel, police, ambulance, district nurses - pop in any time!

Memory Cafe

We warmly welcome you to join us on the first Wednesday for our Memory Cafe as we welcome carers and loved ones from the community who have been touched by dementia.