Meet our Activities Coordinator, Helen Scott
Hi, my name is Helen and I am the activities coordinator here at Lindum House. We all know that keeping active is important. We have created a wonderful culture within the home and we work together to give residents the best possible experience.
We are here to ensure that residents enjoy an environment that is both stimulating and socially active. We ensure the team knows each residents' preferences, so that we can deliver a person-centered program of events and activities.
Activities at Lindum House
Our fantastic Activities Coordinators make sure that there is a full programme of social events to suit all interests and capabilities. They aim to not only to stimulate, but to ensure that everyone involved has lots of fun. We enjoy trips out visiting local places of interest or just to explore, which inevitably ends up with us having a lovely lunch somewhere.
There are regular concerts that we hold in the home that allows us to have a good old singalong, and our community links include the local churches, knit and natter groups and toddler groups coming in to see residents.
On a daily basis, everyone enjoys a variety of activities, including quizzes, bingo, arts and crafts, reminiscing and movement to music. We also host movie afternoons on the big screen which, of course, involves popcorn and ice cream at the interval!
Any residents who are unable to join us in the communal areas for activities have one-to-one time in their rooms, with us either reading to them, chatting or anything else they wish to do that’s within their capabilities.
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 Lindum House Care Home
We're excited to announce our 'Employee of the Month' for the month of August. August's winner is our fabulous carer Michelle.
Michelle was nominated by her fellow colleagues for her hard work and dedication in her role and how she always goes above and beyond for our residents. From all of us at Lindum House. Well done Michelle.
This morning the gentlemen of Lindum House were treated to a well deserved pamper in our salon as they enjoyed a barber shop experience.
Featuring a hot towel shave and grooming. Our gentlemen were able to relax and enjoy a glass of ale against the backdrop of themed barbershop music.
Elsewhere in the home our residents upstairs enjoyed a series of visits in their rooms, featuring a variety of personal activities including a private reading from the Bible, enjoying the music and sounds of Elvis Presley, pampering and even a quiz courtesy of our friends at Oomph Wellness
Royal Botanic Garden
Our homes enjoyed a wonderful virtual tour of the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh with Community Engagement Manager, Charlotte Walker, and Botanic Cottage Operations Co-ordinator, Laura Gallagher.
The residents were thrilled to learn more about the history of the beautiful Garden, which is now a home to an impressive plant collection from around the world.
Charlotte and Laura also gave a demonstration of making fresh herbal tea and were happy to answer our questions. The virtual experience was truly enjoyed by all who joined.
Our homes had a fantastic time joining members of the Wallace Collection for an amazing sensory session.
During the live virtual experience, our residents explored one of the museum’s most beautiful Dutch flower paintings and learnt new drawing techniques.
We cannot wait to put our creative skills to a test and produce beautiful paintings of our own.
Everyone enjoyed the lovely talk, we all had lots of fun and it’s given us plenty of ideas.
Today at Lindum House we sang and danced the afternoon away with our popular entertainer, Christy Clifford. Christy performed a medley of old time favourites from - We'll meet again, Hey big spender, Mr Postman and many more which had everyone on their feet dancing and singing along too. It was a fun filled day for all!
Table tennis competition
Here at Lindum House we have had a fun filled day of games and laughter, featuring our brand new table tennis set!
Residents and colleagues have been putting our new activities equipment to the test and had a competition to see who was our inaugural 'Table Tennis Champion'!
Our resident June showed our colleagues how it was done as she defeated her opponent's one by one, making her the champion of the day.