Meet our Activities Coordinators, Marie Crainey & Eileen Orr
Marie and Eileen are two of our Activity Coordinators. They have 21 and 20 years-service respectively. Marie has been in the role since joining the company and Eileen recently joined the activity team although she was often involved in social events when working with the housekeeping team. They provide a varied and entertaining schedule for everyone’s taste and needs and enjoy every minute of it.
Activities at Four Hills
Our activity and lifestyle programme is arranged for all our residents to participate in and is updated regularly based on ideas from our residents group during our resident forum. Our Resident of the Day strategy ensures each person receives at least one day each month where the focus is all about them.
We have a monthly concert and to date this is appreciated and enjoyed by most residents. The Four Hills Taverns is open for business every Friday afternoon and is an area where residents and staff socialise, hold pub quizzes and partake in a little refreshment.
The team at Four Hills try hard to meet everyone's needs and encourage all residents and their families to join in the fun.
Life at Four Hills Care Home
Staff enjoyed dressing up as part of the homes Halloween celebrations with some Residents getting into the spirit of things by joining in the fun for their socially distanced party.
Residents enjoyed Halloween goodies and had a taste of the homes very own special punch as they shared stories of Halloween past and read some ghostly stories...
A 'blooming' delivery
It was a 'blooming' afternoon for Resident, Isa Kennedy who enjoyed arranging the beautiful bouquet of flowers that her daughter had arranged to be delivered to cheer her up. Isa was joined by one of the homes activities coordinator as she proudly arranged them.
Isa loves her flowers and she enjoys fresh ones every week as that is what her daughter would do when she was at home. Isa loves the colours and says "it makes a big difference" to how she feels just looking at them..
Birthday surprise for Resident
Resident, Sarah celebrated her birthday in style surrounded by staff and friends in the home and enjoyed a garden visit with her family. Sarah had a wonderful day. Sarah was over the moon with the gifts she received off family and was delighted to blow out the candles on her cake.
Sarah was joined by one of her son's and grandson with a garden visit whilst her other son who lives in Slovakia joined in the celebrations via a zoom call... Sarah doesn’t hear too well so her family had a lovely idea to bring their own amplifier and microphone which was plugged in with earphones ensuring Sarah had a lovely time. The birthday girl said "It was fantastic to see all her sons together as they never forget to mark her birthday"
Resident celebrates landmark birthday!
Four Hills Resident, William Fowler celebrated his 100th birthday on 4th of November. William enjoyed a specially arranged garden visit with his son and grandson which he loved as they have not been able to see him since lockdown and was delighted with his cards and presents.
William also enjoyed a special birthday tea arranged by the home where he enjoyed a glass of whiskey commenting “It’s not every day you turn 100!” William was thrilled by this birthday card from her Majesty the Queen and loved the fuss on his special day and he wishes he could turn 100 every day!
Residents at Four Hills enjoyed a much loved and popular musical therapy session. The home have been unable to accept entertainers into the home so are constantly looking at ways to keep those sessions going virtually. The residents enjoy being able to immerse themselves in the music, singing and instrument playing. Activities said " these sessions are popular and we're looking forward to resuming our face-to-face sessions when we are able to"
Celebrations have been in full swing at Four Hills, as one of its residents celebrated his birthday in style.
Lindsey McCulloch, General Manager said: “We’re delighted to be celebrating a truly remarkable gentleman’s birthday. He’s such a popular resident who always has interesting tales to tell, and it was wonderful to for the team to celebrate with him”.
Countdown to Christmas
Keeping our residents engaged, connected and socially active through the festive period as we count down to Christmas here at Four Hills.
Continuing Life Enrichment
During this unprecedented time, we have a number of measures in place to ensure residents remain engaged, connected and socially active.