Activities at our home
Our home is always full of life, and we can thank our wonderful Activities Coordinators for this. Dedication to creating a unique and interesting activities programme is what sets us apart from other homes. We always take into consideration that some people would prefer to pursue their own interests, which is why our team strive to incorporative activities that cater to a wide range of tastes and hobbies. Our trips out are always fun and exciting as well, and residents are guaranteed to return with stories to tell their loved ones!
Life at Ochil Care Home
On 26th January, we took a trip round to Broxden Farmhouse and had a lovely lunch there. The residents loved their afternoon outing. We all had good fun and they said the food was great.
Staff at Ochil were delighted when carer, Jill Rennie completed her SVQ2 Qualification which was celebrated throughout the home to mark her achievement. This achievement is extra special as Jill has gained the qualification at 73-years young!
Jill started at Ochil in August 2017 and has always said “I’m too old” to do a qualification and had aimed to retire when her SSSC was due to expire. With a little gentle encouragement Jill changed her mind and last year, 2019 undertook the qualification. Jill works 29-hours a week and has never had a single day off sick during her employment and is a valuable member of the team. A wonderful employee whose achievement is inspirational.
Elizabeth Stewart, General Manager said: “Jill is an integral member of the team who excels at what she does. I’m delighted that she has completed and passed this qualification. She has worked so hard and we are very proud of her.”
The 11th of November the very much loved guests, the therapy ponies, were here to see our residents for the morning. Each and every one of our resident’s loved and got to spend time with these gorgeous ponies. And they left our resident’s with a huge smile on their faces.
Barber Shop Choir
On the 6th of November Ochil had the Barber Shop choir in for the afternoon. Singing all the well-known songs and getting our resident’s involved. All our residents had a great time and were singing along smiling.
Residents Enjoy a Trip to Black Watch
Residents of Ochil took a trip down memory lane with a visit to local museum, Black Watch in Perth. The museum is housed within the historic Balhousie Castle, the origins of which are said to date back to the 12th century.
It brought back a lot of emotions and feelings with talk of own experiences being shared as they sat down to coffee and cake in the museums café following their tour. Everyone had an amazing time and are looking forward to their next trip out.
Residents recently enjoyed a Doris Day pantomime which left everyone with large smiles on their faces as they remembered this iconic Hollywood face who was part of the Golden Age of Hollywood with the film hits from Romance on the High Seas and starred in films of many genres, including musicals, comedies, dramas, and thrillers.
The performance ensured that everyone sung-along to the wonderful hits of this generation. The afternoon left everyone in a great mood.