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Meet our Activities Coordinator, Elaine Mackie

Elaine is an Activities Cooridnator here at Seaview House. Se has worked as carer since 2008 and always had a passion for the activities and general well-being of residents at the home. Elaine is a trained, chair-based activity facilitator and plans a weekly exercise class and walking group. 

Activities at Seaview House

Our Activities Coordinators are constantly striving to mentally and physically stimulate those we support by organising group and individual activities for anyone and everyone to participate in. There are exercise classes and a walking group, regular outings in the minibus to nearby places of interest including local concerts, as well as weekly visits from a PAT dog, and regular visits from musicians and entertainers, as well as church services which are held twice a month. We also host a weekly social event in which we encourage residents from the whole home to socialise together.

Activities are one of the most important aspects of a care home, so it is essential that our team are dedicated to ensuring that residents are entertained, and that life at Seaview is fun and active.

Life at our home

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Play Date

After much planning (permissions, session plans and general arrangements), we have welcomed a group of 4 year olds to Seaview for a weekly play date with residents.

They visited for the first time recently for an hour and a half and will return every Thursday to play with their new friends at Seaview.

The first session went better than we would have expected and everyone had a brilliant time. We cannot wait for next one!

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Journeying North

Our Activities Coordinator arranged for residents to visit the most northerly point of the UK (Dunnett Head). All residents thoroughly enjoyed the trip, which was finished off with afternoon tea at a local hotel.

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Therapy Ponies

We were visited recently by the wonderful Therapy Ponies Scotland owned by Elaine and John Sangster of West Lothian. They’ve been visiting care homes in Caithness for the first time and they were a huge hit with residents, staff and visitors. They brought 2 mini Shetland Ponies and 3 Newfoundland dogs. All residents got time with the animals who had the most loving nature and were obviously well trained and cared for. A visit that was planned for an hour lasted well over 2 hours as the people of Seaview were enjoying the treat so much. We hope they can come back again soon!

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Theatre Presto

Twice a year, a traveling theatre, known as ‘Theatre Presto’, visits Seaview House with a seasonal play. This summer, residents thoroughly enjoyed the event and very much look forward to their return this winter. 

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Seaview Nik Naks

The residents' committee asked for a shop at Seaview where they could purchase sweets, treats and toiletries. So, Activities Coordinator, Mandy Wilson, along with resident, Cath Anderson, now open the mobile shop three times a week for everyone. This is a great success and popular with residents, staff and visitors. 

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A Sad Farewell

The residents said farewell to their PAT dog, Tipsy, who had visited the home every week for 5 years! Everyone at the home is sad to see her go, however, have many happy memories that they will always remember! Wendy presented Tipsy with a bag of goodies and a card to say thank you for visiting for five years!
Helen, the dogs owner has visited the home with Tipsy for the past five years and so she was given some flowers and chocolates to say a massive thank you for visiting!

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