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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 we’ve got a wide and varied calendar of activities on offer at Holmesview, with something for every resident whether they like knitting, gardening, or dancing!


Our Activity Programme

We offer person-centred care here at Holmesview, with a holistic approach towards treatment. That includes our activity programmes, and we encourage all residents to get involved to improve their mental and physical health. Our activity coordinators try to create a balanced programme that suits the needs of all of our residents, and they’re always happy to take suggestions for activities. So, if there’s a day trip they’d love to take, a new sport they want to try, or a life-long hobby they’re keen to continue, we’ll do our best to add it to the programme.

Below is a sample activity schedule for Holmesview. Please note, activities vary from home to home and time of year.


Trips outside Holmesview

We have access to our own mini bus here at Holmesview, so we can take regular advantage of getting out of Holmesview and exploring everything Broxburn and the surrounding area has to offer. We have often taken residents to local cafes for a spot of lunch or a slab of chocolate cake, or to the pub for an evening of socialising with friends and mingling with the local community.

Recent trips further afield have included a sightseeing trip to Edinburgh, as well as trips to the countryside and the beach. We’re always open to hearing where our residents would like to go next, and our activity coordinators love creating itineraries to spark joy among our residents.

Activities at Holmesview

As well as getting out and about, we also have a great choice of activities on offer within the home. One of our most popular activities is pet therapy, where residents can interact with trained therapy pets. Proven to reduce stress, anxiety and depression, as well as providing companionship and improving both physical and mental wellbeing, pet therapy has myriad benefits. It can also be beneficial for residents with dementia, particularly if it brings back joyful memories of a pet they once had.

Our residents at Holmesview also enjoy a social event, and we recently had a very popular Wild West themed party. With fancy dress, games, food and drinks, lots of fun was had by all!


We know how important contact with family and friends is to the physical and mental wellbeing of our residents. At this time, residents are allowed as many visits from all the people they would wish. Please check with Holmesview regarding any additional arrangements that are in place.


Some residents benefit from visiting pets and they are also welcome as long as they are kept under control and do not disturb other residents. At Holmesview, we also have visiting Therapets and enjoy the health benefits of stroking a dog or a cat.


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