Meet our Activities Coordinator, Lynne Hiddleston
I have come to Strachan House as the Head of Activities and bring with me 9 years’ experience within the same field. I am fortunate to work in such an amazing environment with all the facilities that allow our team to offer residents a varied activities programme that enhances their lifestyle and well-being.
Activities at our home
Our activities team are great at building the activities programme around the likes and interests of the people we care for. Ensuring that our social events offer fun and adventure is part of the ethos of our home; it’s important that those we support can enjoy an active and social lifestyle. Of course, there will always be those who prefer peace and quiet, and in these instances, a cup of tea and a chat are always welcomed.
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 partnerships with places of interest and world class performance companies
Life at Strachan House Care Home
Here at Strachan House we have had numerous visitors visit our gardens recently some more slightly on the wilder side. Our night time team have made new friends with a family of badgers who have moved in and visit the staff every evening around 10.00pm. Our residents have named the badgers - Mr. Bob Badger and Mrs Barbara Badger as they keep an eye for their visit each evening. We have also had a beautiful young fawn which has had a wonderful feast from our gardens.
Coffee and papers
Our sun lounge here at Strachan House is a wonderful quiet area with a beautiful view out on to our extensive grounds, to enjoy a relaxing morning with coffee and the papers, you will often find resident, Clive enjoying this spot as he reads the daily news.
Movement to Music
Our residents at Strachan House care home had a wonderful morning despite the cooler weather in their movement to music class with the homes physiotherapy team and our music therapist providing the music. There was lots of fun and laughter while doing our gentle chair exercises and keeping fit together is a popular group activity within the homes varied life enrichment programme.
English National Ballet Proms
We celebrated Last Night of the Proms virtually with members of English National Ballet’s Philharmonic Orchestra, led by Music Director Gavin Sutherland.
We listened and danced along as members of the orchestra took us on a magical, musical journey. English National Ballet Philharmonic is made up of many of the country’s top musicians, and boasts considerable experience in all forms of music-making. With insights and anecdotes into what it takes to conduct an orchestra for a world-class ballet company, this special concert got our feet tapping, arms waving and hearts singing!
It was a wonderful experience, enjoyed by all.
The Slorach visit Strachan House
A brilliant day had by all the staff at Strachan house care home. Slorach provided lunch and dinner for all the staff as a massive thank you to all the kind and caring employees who have worked hard over the last 18months.
The staff had a wonderful afternoon being treated to beautiful cooked food and being reward for all their hard work and dedication and are very grateful for this kind gesture.
V&A Dundee exhibition tour
We had a lovely time joining Becca Clark and James Wylie – members of V&A Dundee’s exhibitions team – as they took us on a virtual tour of the museum’s incredible Scottish Design Galleries.
We were introduced to the wide range of unique objects at the galleries from architecture and engineering, jewellery and textiles to theatre and their fascinating stories.
And we were able to learn more about the importance of all objects in telling the rich and varied history of Scottish design.
It was a lovely talk, enjoyed by all.