Activities at our home
Activities are the cornerstone of a wholesome home experience and our Activities Coordinators are always putting their creative minds to the test by organising new and exciting social events for residents to partake in. Of course, we take into account the likes and dislikes of those we support, so if someone doesn’t feel like trying something new, there will always be something on offer to reflect their personal interests. For the people who may just prefer some peace and quiet instead, we also offer one-to-one time that can be enjoyed with a nice cup of coffee or just a simple chat – whatever they desire.
Life at our home
Home Hosts Intergenerational Visit
Residents of Lochduhar recently hosted a morning of fun filled activities and social interaction with local primary school. The group of youngsters s also enjoyed sing along with residents to their favourite songs and played games to the delight of all.
Acting General Manager Farai Hanyane said: “We invited the group to the home as a way of supporting intergeneration interaction. The children appeared to really enjoy the visit and the treats on offer and the residents at our home had a lot of fun on the day and truly enjoyed our young visitors. The benefit to our resident is immeasurable, this gave them opportunity to reminisce about when they had small children and to enjoy the fun and laughter these visitor brought.
Home Welcomes Community Police Cadets
Residents at Lochduhar care home, in recently enjoyed interactive evening in the home with a visiting group of local community police cadets. The home welcomed the group of cadets to enjoy music, games and activities with residents at the home. The catering team at the care home provide a selection of delicious treats for all to enjoy.
Operations Manager, Farai Hanyane said: “The residents at our home had a lot enjoying our wonderful evening with our group of young visitors. The cadets were able to show us what they learn in their cadet training and heard stories from our residents from their younger days. If anyone ever wants to stop in for a lovely afternoon with our Residents, or just for a cuppa and a break, we’d love to have you join us.”
Trick or Treat Fun at Lochduhar
Residents have been preparing for trick-or-treaters and were not disappointed when the children from local primary school, St Teases visited to show off their spook-tastic costumes and enjoyed some Halloween fun and games.
It was a fun-filled visit with everyone enjoying apple bobbing, pumpkin carving, sharing jokes and singing songs which brought back childhood memories for our residents who shared their past experiences with the children. The home often hosts intergenerational visits at the home which are positively welcomed by the residents.
Residents Enjoy Tai Chi Session
Residents recently enjoyed an afternoon of tranquil music and gentle exercise in the form of Tai Chi which enhance their mind and soul as they worked through the gentle movements to keep them supple. They were joined by family members and it was a wonderful interactive session for all. During the group activity, Reidents were very interested in learning more about Tai Chi, including the health benefits, different styles and its history.
Residents enjoy one of their many interactive group sessions as they came together to enjoy an afternoon baking something yummy together. All residents had a part to play, be it bashing digestives, melting chocolate or mixing it all together.
It was great to see all the good bakers reminiscing over their tasty treats, which were enjoyed by all over a cup of tea!
It's a Goal!
A Lochduhar resident has been a supporter of our local football team, Queen of the South for many years, and wanted to revisit the ground. With a little help, George’s wish was granted, as he enjoyed a morning reminiscing about the past and talking about the present players with other supporters over a hot pie and a cup of Bovril. The highlight of the morning was when he got out on to the football pitch to save some goals!