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 Holmesview 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.
We have a number of activity co-ordinators and the planned weekly programme means that there’s something for everyone ─ from ballroom dancing, games of croquet and flower arranging to keep fit, singing and gardening*. Residents are gently encouraged to join in, whether they’re pursuing a lifelong passion or discovering new interests. 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 Holmesview.
Our own transport
Having two of our own Randolph Hill Group minibus's means that residents' activities extend beyond events and classes within Holmesview, to those taking place locally within the community. We organise outings which may include a sightseeing tour to a lochside picnic or 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 Holmesview 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 Holmesview, with around a single week seeing as many as 120 hours of scheduled activities. Download a sample table of our weekly activities at Holmesview*.
Within Holmesview itself residents can watch films on the drop-down cinema screen in the sun lounge – there are regular screenings - and there are various outdoor pursuits in the lovely landscaped 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. Recent initiatives include the publication of a newsletter with two of our residents appointed as editor and reporter.