Activities at Highview House Care Home

We understand that the people we support have passions and interests that could be difficult to pursue after moving into a care home – but that doesn’t mean we don’t encourage them to try! Some hobbies can define a person, so our Activities Coordinators are dedicated to ensuring that everyone we support is able to do what makes them happy to the best of their abilities. Social events are organised with individual tastes in mind and with the idea that residents have the opportunity to try new and exciting things.

Enriching life
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Aiden Wylie

Lead Activities Coordinator

Hello, my name is Aiden Wylie, and I am Head Activities Coordinator here at Highview House.  My job is to ensure a mentally and physically challenging and varied calendar of activities.  I want to involve all our residents in a warm and welcoming environment.

My career has been in education and I have lived in countries as diverse as Japan and Iraq, but in 2022 I came to Highview with the ambition of offering a range of activities, trips and entertainment which lead to lasting memories and experiences. 

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 Highview House Care Home

Residents touch the future

Highview residents now have access to the latest in home care technology, after the home took delivery of an enormous 65-inch, fully mobile touch pad.  This incredible contraption gives tactile access to games, activities, videos, virtual reality tours and many, many other interactive experiences.  The mobile element will allow residents with limited mobility to better interact with activities, and assist those with visual impairments.

Ronnie and Archie were among the first to get their hands (literally) on the new device, taking a tour of the British museum, trying a few tunes on the virtual piano, and finally grappling with Whack-a-mole.

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.

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Pets as Therapy At Highview House

In partnership with Pets as Therapy, residents at Highview have weekly visits from therapy dogs, who provide calm and affection to everyone they meet.

Therapy dogs undergo lengthy training, and they (along with their owners) inspire laughter and memories among our residents.  We are delighted to welcome our furry friends into the home.
At Highview, we are lucky to be visited every week by Gizmo and Sammy, and in return they receive affection, pats and belly rubs.

London Ladies

As part of our International Women’s Day celebrations, Residents from across our services were thrilled to join tour guide, Mandy Morrow, for an exciting talk about some Legendary London Ladies.

Mandy shared the fascinating stories of eight ladies with us, from the one of the richest heiresses in the world to the original 'Roaring Girl'.

Everyone who participated truly enjoyed the experience and were delighted to take a walk down memory lane.

Flower arranging demo

Across our homes we had a fantastic time joining, Kathryn Delve, Master Florist, for a Valentine’s-inspired live virtual flower arranging demonstration. Kathryn shared brilliant and creative ways to decorate our tables with beautiful flowers that are sure to make your heart swoon!

Those participating in this virtual event put their skills to the test and followed along with some amazing creations of their own.  Residents truly enjoyed the experience.

Upcoming events


Springing into April and a fun filled month ahead - all welcome!

Easter Newsletter

We are delighted to share our latest newsletter - Easter edition.

Could you be a Volunteer?

Volunteers provide a valuable and wide variety of services in many different settings. Do you have spare time?  For more information we'd love to hear from you.

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