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 Randolph Hill 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 country outings to flower arranging and keep fit classes*. 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 Randolph Hill, Dunblane.

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Our own transport

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

 

Lots to choose from

Events and activities are hugely enjoyed at Randolph Hill 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 Randolph Hill, with a single week seeing as many as 120 hours of scheduled activities. Download a sample table of our weekly activities at Randolph Hill, Dunblane*.

Within Randolph Hill itself residents can watch films in the lounge – there are regular screenings on a projector screen ─ 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 Randolph Hill

Randolph Hill, Dunblane, Perth Road, Dunblane FK15 0BS 01786 825 362

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Our brochures have all you need to know before arranging a visit at one of our homes. You can download it to read in your own time and share with other family members.

What our residents and their families say

  • Thank you for the loving care and kindness that mum received. We would especially like to thank everyone who cared for mum in the final weeks of her life, and the way that we were always made to feel included and never in the way.

    Elizabeth and Jane, daughters

  • We wanted to tell you what a great job the nurses and carers did for Gran.

    Gran had her nails painted for the first time (at the age of 95!), and was delighted to show them to us. All the girls were brilliant with Gran, and the nurses we met were wonderful.

    Our countless questions were answered in a way that showed they knew Gran well and gave us the facts in a considerate way that showed they cared. They were always there when it mattered, and couldn’t have done more for us. For that we will always be grateful.

     

    Granddaughter

  • From the outset the staff made my father feel very much at home. He enjoyed the evening music sessions, occasional trips out and other activities. Throughout the whole of his stay the staff were unfailingly patient, empathetic and responsive to his changing needs.

    I think I can speak for all the family in saying that his last few years could not have been spent in a better place, and he could not have been better looked after.

    I am more than happy to acknowledge the superlative levels of care which I and the rest of the family always observed at Randolph Hill, and which my father had the benefit of, at the time of his life when he most needed it.

     

    Son

  • Thank you for the amazing way you cared for my mum. You just couldn’t do enough for her, and it was so comforting to know that she was surrounded by such lovely people.

    Christine, daughter

  • Staff treated mum with care and patience way beyond what could be called routine. It would be wrong to name people - there were quite a few and probably others that we did not see! We appreciate the standard of care, they were a credit to you.

     

    Son

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