Meet our Activities Coordinator, Mandy Wilson

Mandy has worked for Barchester since 1998. At first as a carer and then in 2004 as the activities coordinator for Seaview. She is passionate about helping people who live at Seaview get the very best out of their day and actively promotes the resident’s monthly committee.

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 Seaview House Care Home

Cycle without age

Today was a brilliant day full of laughs as some residents went out for a trip in the piloted cycle. It's such a wonderful idea & volunteers are at hand to pilot the cycle around the town. Well done to Cycling Without Age

A fond farewell!

Today was the last visit by our Regional Director Kenny McKie. He’s supported us for many years and is retiring next month. We presented him with a bottle of local malt whisky from the Wolfburn distillery. Thank you Kenny and we hope you have a long and happy retirement.

Fascinating insight into robots

We enjoyed a wonderful virtual introduction to the world of robots with V&A Dundee Curator, Kirsty Hassard.

Kirsty talked us through the history of robots and their early beginnings, the presentation traced the fascination of all things wired and wonderful and considered what the future might hold for our relationship with a multitude of mechanical machines.

It was absolutely thrilling to learn what robots can do now and what they might be able to do in the future.

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Blenheim Palace gardens

We had a lovely time exploring the amazing gardens of Blenheim Palace through a virtual talk, hosted by the Historian - Antonia Keaney.

We enjoyed a virtual look at how the gardens at Blenheim have developed over the past 300 years - from the formality of Henry Wise through to the ‘natural’ landscape created by Capability Brown and beyond.

Everyone was very impressed by the many jewels hidden within the 150 acres of beautiful gardens.

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Inside Dartmoor Zoo

We were able to virtually dive into the impressive wildlife of Dartmoor Zoo.

We explored its grounds and learnt about the unique history of the park from the zoo’s educational team. The culmination of the tour was the live tiger training demonstration, which was wonderful to see and enjoyed by all.

Our residents were delighted to see amazing photos and short videos of the animals and take a peek inside their home.

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National Cream Tea Day

Staff and residents at Seaview brewed up a storm for National Cream Tea Day on June 25th by hosting an afternoon tea party in the garden with live entertainment, a wonderful selection of baked treats and of course, lots of pots of tea.

Refusing to pick a side in the controversial debate of cream before jam for the Cornish tradition or jam before cream as part of the Devonshire tradition, Seaview enjoyed homemade scones both ways, all washed down with a fes-tea-val of herbal and classic teas.

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