Events and activities are hugely enjoyed across the Randolph Hill Group and our dedicated team, full calendar and the availability of our own minibus ensures that the level of participation is high. We offer person-centred care here at Kirk Lane, so it’s all about tailoring our activity calendar to the needs and wants of our residents, whether that’s day trips in the local area, events in the home, or group hobbies and activities. We have something for everyone, whether they want to indulge in a life-long hobby with new friends or learn a completely new skill – it’s never too late to embrace something! We believe in focusing on what our residents can do, rather than what they can do, so our activities are not obligatory, but we do encourage all of our residents to take part for their mental and physical health and wellbeing.
Our Activity Programme
We offer person-centred care here at Kirk Lane and we encourage all residents to get involved to improve their mental and physical health. Our activity calendar includes a balanced mix of different activities, from those designed to get our residents moving, to those that aim to stimulate their minds. We also offer a range of both individual and group activities, catering to residents’ individual needs and desires, so they can choose whether to socialise with others or spend some quiet time alone.
Below is a sample activity schedule. Please note, activities vary from home to home and time of year.
Our residents love to get out and about in the local area, visiting areas of interest. One of our most popular recent trips was to South Queensferry for ice cream and great views across the Firth of Forth to Fife. The Livingston Inn is also just next door! Our activity coordinators are always keen to hear suggestions for day trips from our residents so they can plan days out that they’ll love.
Lots to Choose From
We offer over a full programme of activities here at Kirk Lane. Some of our most popular activities are our quizzes and news discussions. Our residents love to keep up to date with what’s happening in the world, and this general knowledge lends itself well to our quizzes, with some fierce competition going on between our teams.
Many of our residents also enjoy flexing their creative muscles with our arts and crafts events. From painting and drawing to knitting and crochet, our residents have the opportunity to try out new crafts or refine their existing skills, both in a group and individual setting.
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 Kirk Lane regarding any additional arrangements that are in place.
Some residents benefit from visiting pets (including a friendly horse) and they are very welcome as long as they are kept under control and do not disturb other residents. Therapets are also invited to spend time with residents at Kirk Lane and bring many health benefits.
The spacious luxurious accommodation with its beautiful and secure landscape gardens were just perfect.
Donald, Son of Resident, Kirk Lane
What a feeling to know that Mum stays in a place that is so well organised with a great atmosphere and many, many caring people.
Elaine, Daughter of Resident, Kirk Lane
The staff are extremely caring and so friendly and I know Mum is in very safe hands and is very well looked after. Little touches make all the difference.
Gill, Daughter of Resident, Kirk Lane
Gran is fully accommodated for, and everything from her personal needs to her health and wellbeing is looked after. The chef even makes food to order for the residents which is fabulous for people such as my gran who are quite specific about the food they eat and how things are cooked.
Granddaughter of Resident, Kirk Lane
Uncle is always well dressed in matching outfits and clothes are very well laundered.