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
Pamper Afternoon at Seaview
The ladies group at Seaview were treated to a pamper afternoon with nails done and face masks. Willie decided that he’d like to join the group and opted for a charcoal face mask too. He said his face felt lovely and smooth afterwards.
Lunch Out at John O’Groats Hotel
A group of resident went out for afternoon tea to the John O’Groats Hotel. They were treated to a traditional afternoon tea and all came back with a doggy bag. They had a good old sing song and a chat about their memories of John O’Groats from years gone by. They look forward to a return trip in the spring
Box of Goodies
Residents' community spirit was at its best when Wick's Poundland donated a box of goodies to Seaview. The Residents were delighted when we received this box full of crisps, chocolate bars, biscuits and chocolate biscuits!
Customers had been donating into a box in the store whilst they were doing their shopping, with all donations being divided between Seaview and two other care homes in Wick.
Seaview House has two new sensory cats and these are proving very popular and comforting to residents as they are so realistic. Our next task is to find a suitable name for these fluffy moggies, which the residents will be choosing.
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!
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.