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.

Life at Strachan House Care Home

Hereford Cathedral virtual event

We had a lovely time joining the team from Hereford Cathedral for an exciting virtual session.

We enjoyed a glimpse of this spectacular building and its treasures in a series of short pre-recorded videos. From the stunning gardens which lead down to the River Wye, to the Mappa Mundi and Chained Library.

It was wonderful to learn more about the history and beauty of Hereford Cathedral.

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The good life!

Residents of Strachan House have been busy growing their own plants as part of the homes gardening club and life enrichment programme. 

Residents have been planting some seedlings a few weeks ago and decided to take advantage of a rare sunny afternoon to re-pot them. We now have an anxious wait to see what happens – and hopefully identify what plants they are!

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Home say fond farewell to colleague

After almost 9 years of continuous service at Strachan House Care Home in Edinburgh much-loved carer, Liezlgale Albores has decided to leave for pastures new.

Staff and residents at the home sent Liezlgale Albores off in style with champagne and presentation to thank her for many years of dedication. Everyone at the home has very fond memories of Liezlgale Albores and she will be sadly missed.

Eileen Crawford General Manager at Strachan House said: “Liezlgale Albores is one of those people who was born to care for others – she has such a huge heart and was greatly loved by the individuals living at Strachan House Care Home. She was an inspiration to her colleagues and we will all miss her. We wish her all the best!”

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Outdoor exercise

The fun and laughter has continued at Strachan House care home, in Edinburgh as residents recently enjoyed trying out our outdoor exercise sessions,

Residents at Strachan House care home have enjoyed our engaging activities programmes consisting of chair exercises arranged by the homes’ activities team for residents within the home.

The activities coordinator Lynne Hiddleston supports the personal interests of residents so they can continue with their individual hobbies in an effort to celebrate life as often as we can. All group and individual activities offer a choice of mental, physical and spiritual activities of people we care for.

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Residents make a bee-line

Staff and residents at Barchester’s Strachan house care home in Edinburgh were buzzing when they celebrated World Bee Day on May 20th.

Created by the UN, World Bee Day is an annual global event raising awareness of the importance of bees and beekeeping for the survival of our ecosystems.  Three out of four food crops across the globe rely on bees and other pollinators but those pollinators are under threat from human activities.

Residents had a bee-rilliant time having a talk from Lauriston castle resident bee keeper john Jeffrey. We learnt about the history of bee-keeping and the importance of bees for food production,  we had a zoom meeting  with john our  local bee keeper virtually and enjoying a tour of his hives, we also held a tasting session of his local honey he makes at Lauriston castle as well as having a bee -biscuit with our cup of tea, making a bee home for the garden and planting some bee friendly flowers in the garden.

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Carer celebrates 15-years long service

A carer at Strachan House in Edinburgh has received a prestigious 15 Year Service Award in celebration of working at Barchester Healthcare for 15 years.

Lyra Quintanilla, now carer, started at Barchester in May 2006 and has worked with residents and their relatives to ensure that their needs have been met over the years.

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Upcoming events

June 2021 - Highlights

Our residents are looking forward to June's fun - take a peek at our Life Enrichment programme highlights.

Coffee Mornings

Coffee Mornings

Come along to our friendly and informal group and enjoy a chat over a hot drink and delicious cake.