Activities at Queens Manor 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.

Shannon Cullen

Senior Head of Lifestyle

Hi, my name is Shannon and I am Head of Lifestyle and Enrichment here at Queens Manor. I have come to Queens Manor with 6 years of experience in the planning, activities and events sector.

I ensure that myself and the team get to  know each resident's preferences so that we can deliver a person-centred programme of events and activities within the home -  Including activities that positively impact physical, emotional and mental wellbeing. I strongly believe that creating great moments and memories for our residents and embracing their individuality with tailor made activities is the way forward.

In an era of developing technologies, we are using new ways of reaching out to family and friends - though Zoom, Skype and Facebook Portal. We hope that our residents never feel alone or too far away from their loved ones this way.   Each day I like to ensure that our residents enjoy themselves in a calm, stimulating and fun environment, whilst creating bonds with each other and staff.

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 Queens Manor Care Home

Virtual event with Art Historian

Residents across our services had a delightful time during a special virtual sensory storytelling event, led by Art Historian Jon Sleigh from the Historic Royal Palaces.

Jon took us on a journey to discover some of the more unusual and unexpected inhabitants of the palaces and the Tower of London, sharing fascinating stories about the pets at the palaces.

Whilst enjoying the virtual experience, our residents were treated to hot beverages, delicious biscuits, berries and cakes.  It was a truly lovely time for all.

The rich history of coronations

Across our services Residents had a wonderful time participating in an interactive virtual talk with Pippa Catterall, Professor of History and Policy at the University of Westminster, where we delved into the rich history of coronations.

During the talk, we explored fascinating topics such as the coronation chair, the crown, and other significant aspects related to King Charles' upcoming coronation. Our residents were thrilled to have the opportunity to immerse themselves in the memoirs of past coronations from 1937 and 1953, as well as learning about the coronation oath and what to expect from the ceremony, including the music, guests, and pageantry.

Easter Prep

What a fun day we have had today; making Easter bonnets, painting eggs and creating Easter cards to send to our friends and families!

All in prep for this weekend Easter celebrations!

Happy Easter

What a cracking weekend!

Time spent with family, friends and visitors, everyone has had such a lovely Easter weekend at Queens Manor!

With our Easter themed coffee morning on Friday followed by our “Friday drinks” session in the garden, scavenger hunt yesterday, chocolate birds nest making, egg rolling & then Easter egg eating - it’s safe to say we have had heaps of fun, laughter and chocolate!

Thank you so much to everyone who helped us ensure this weekend was great for everyone.

Chippy Treat

With another warm day under our belts, what better way to end the day than a chippy tea!

Everyone loved their dinner - with a mixed batch of favourites being ordered… from pizza suppers, fish and chips, to white pudding and nuggets!

Thank you to Bar B Que Fish and Chip Takeaway in Corstorphine for accepting our mammoth order and ensuring that it was all fresh & tasty!

Weekly Coffee Morning

Our weekly coffee morning is the ideal opportunity to sit, chat and have a good catch up with family & friends

The ladies and gents love coming together with a brew and setting the world right!

This is open to all to wish to come in and join us – The more the merrier!

Upcoming events

Looking for a place to host a meeting?

Are you looking for a room to host a meeting or event? Look no further than Queens Manor - pop in and see what we can offer!