Activities

The happiness and wellbeing of our residents is vitally important to us. We promote keeping the mind and body active to maintain health and a degree of independence.

Studies show that staying physically and mentally active can help to slow aspects of the ageing process. At Fidra House we certainly find that quality and enjoyment of life increases for our residents if they take part in our activity programme. Even a little gentle, regular physical exercise can improve muscle strength leading to that all-important sense of wellbeing.

We are very proud of the work that our activity staff do and at all of our homes, we deliver twice the recommended hours of activities advised by the Care Inspectorate. 

 

Activity co-ordinators

We have a number of activity co-ordinators and the planned weekly programme means that there’s something for everyone ─ from singing and trips to the beach to flower arranging and even pet therapy*. Residents are gently encouraged to join in, whether they’re pursuing a lifelong passion or discovering new interests.  Our activity co-ordinators will try and accommodate a particular interest or talent. For example, we arranged for one lady to make regular visits to a local stables to rekindle her love of horses. And another resident has taken up swimming again for the first time in decades. Have a look at a sample of our weekly activities*.

*Please note, activities vary from home to home and time of year.

Below is a sample activity schedule for Fidra House. 

Our own transport

Having two of our own Randolph Hill Group minibus's means that residents' activities extend beyond events and classes within Fidra House, to those taking place locally within the community. We organise outings which may include a sightseeing tour, a coastal picnic or perhaps visiting a garden centre with a stop for coffee. Other community-based activities run on a regular basis including going to church services, coffee mornings, tea dances and shopping trips.

 

Lots to choose from

Events and activities are hugely enjoyed at Fidra House and our dedicated team, full calendar and the availability of our own minibus ensures that the level of participation is high. We pride ourselves on our programme of activities at Fidra House, with a single week seeing as many as 120 hours of scheduled activities. Download a sample table of our weekly activities at Fidra House*.

Within Fidra House itself residents can watch films on the big screen in the lounge – there are regular screenings ─ and there are various gardening projects in the grounds. All our activities are inspired by our residents and we’re always open to suggestions for new ways to keep the mind alert and body in shape. 

More about life at Fidra House

Fidra House, 67A Dirleton Avenue, North Berwick EH39 4QL 01620 897 600

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What our residents and their families say

  • Many thanks for looking after mum. A special thank you to everyone up in Craig Suite for their very professional nursing care over the past two years. Such a loving, homely atmosphere and I was always made very welcome.

    Luisa, daughter

  • Thank you so much for all of the kindness and care you showed my mum. You were a blessing to her and me, and it was good to have her nearer.

    Shiona, daughter

  • There is always a nice atmosphere in the home and we know Dad was very happy. You have given us some lovely memories, of happy times we shared with Dad – the garden party and the street party being two of them.

    We would especially like to thank the lovely staff in Craig Suite, who looked after Dad at all times with good humour, kindness, respect and obvious affection. Dad was certainly very fond of them all too. We would like to mention every one of them because each one contributed their own special talent to his care, especially in his final days, and made sure that he died peacefully and comfortably.

    We are also grateful for the support which we received during this difficult time.

    Mary and Anne, daughters

  • Thank you for the sensitive way you looked after mum. Your kind care and friendship gave her the security to feel safe and comfortable in her last days. Also, thanks for looking after us when we visited from Cheshire, and in the difficult time after she died.

    Stewart and Janice, daughter and son-in-law

  • How very grateful we are to you for looking after our dear mother, so caringly over the last three years of her life. It was a joy to see her so very happy and secure in your company. In her time with you she became free from the woes that had previously beset her during her failing years.

    You do the most important of jobs, balancing professionalism with compassion. Your warm and respectful regard for those in your care does you great credit.

    Mary, daughter

  • I could not have wished for mum to spend her last weeks of life in safer, friendlier hands. She was just beginning to settle well and liked the staff immensely – she was just too ill to fully appreciate all you had to offer. The speed of her death took us a little by surprise.

    Thank you once again for the care and kindness shown to her. I would have no hesitation in recommending Fidra House to anyone.

    Sue, daughter

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