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.
From learning new skills to pursuing lifelong hobbies, we offer lots to keep our residents busy, and our full schedule always balances activities designed to stimulate our residents’ minds, and those that get their bodies moving for gentle exercise.
Our Activity Programme
We are very proud of the work that our activity staff do and we’re always keen to hear from our residents about what activities they’d like to do, ensuring we create a schedule of activities that’s tailored to them.
Below is a sample activity schedule for Randolph Hill, Dunblane. Please note, activities vary from home to home and time of year.
Day Trips and Outings
Having our own minibus will give our residents the opportunity not only to attend events and classes within Randolph Hill but also to also take advantage of visiting the local community. As we come out of the restrictions brought in with the pandemic, we are re-building relationships with the Dunblane community and hope to re-introduce and accompany outings within the local area such as services at Dunblane Cathedral, attend coffee mornings, and pick up their own shopping.
We plan to also run day trips to local sites of interest in and around Dunblane. These trips have been popular in the past, allowing our residents to see places they may never have visited before, and enjoy what this beautiful part of the world has to offer.
Many of our residents are also keen participants in the Cycling Without Age scheme. This allows care home residents to enjoy the freedom of riding a bike, even if they have reduced mobility, by offering free bike rides on trishaws. Residents can feel the wind in their hair and share stories with the young volunteer rider taking them on a trip. It’s a great way to build intergenerational relationships, and many of our residents feel relaxed and peaceful after a trip with Cycling Without Age.
Activities Within Randolph Hill
We also offer a full programme of activities within the home. Our residents love to get pampered, and we often hold aromatherapy and foot spa sessions, which they come away from with a feeling of relaxation. We also offer massage to ease any aches and pains our residents might be feeling, and leave them more calm, as well as hairdressing and manicures to boost confidence and leave our residents feeling great about themselves.
We also offer plenty of activities to get our residents moving as even a little gentle, regular physical exercise can improve muscle strength leading to that all-important sense of wellbeing. We often play parachute games with our residents, and many enjoy getting out in the garden for a walk.
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 Randolph Hill 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 Randolph Hill everyone enjoys the visits and loves spending time with our beloved Therapets too.
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We have found the staff to be very proactive and attentive in relation to Mum’s personal needs. The home has a lovely garden area for better weather and also provides various activities and entertainment for the residents.
Daughter of Resident, Randolph Hill, Dunblane
Randolph Hill ensures that people are the focus of everything that they do. My Mum has enjoyed making new friends and learning some new interests.
Elaine, Daughter of Resident, Randolph Hill, Dunblane
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 of Resident, Randolph Hill, Dunblane
Activity staff bring a welcome dimension both for those spending most of their time in the home and for those who can enjoy day trips out.
Jenni, Daughter of Resident, Randolph Hill, Dunblane
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 of Resident, Randolph Hill, Dunblane
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 of Resident, Randolph Hill, Dunblane
My mum has settled extremely well at Randolph Hill. This is down to the wonderful care and professionalism shown towards residents by staff. As a visitor I feel the friendly atmosphere as I enter the home with the lovely welcome given by the reception staff. I have been kept well informed by nursing staff about Mum’s health and wellbeing. It shines through how well staff are really getting to know my mum. Surrounded by the company of other residents and staff plays a huge role on my mum’s happiness. She thrives spending her day in the lounge and also participating in her choice of the many activities provided by the excellent activities team. Having the home split into individual units with their own lounge and dining area for small group living has been the perfect structure to allow my mum to become familiar with the residents within her small unit. Thank you Randolph Hill. I can enjoy valuable time with my mum doing things together.
Elaine, Daughter of Resident, Randolph Hill
Mum was transferred to Randolph Hill, Dunblane, yesterday by ambulance. Her welcome was warm, professional and calm. My sister and I were included by staff in settling her in and made to feel welcome and at home. Nothing was too much trouble for anyone. We were so relieved and so glad to see Mum in an environment that is safe and caring but not clinical. She has already started to enjoy meals, been wheeled outside to see the garden, had a wash and blow dry by the visiting hairdresser etc. As a family, we are delighted that Mum has become a resident. We know she is safe and no longer needs to worry. We look forward to visiting her in her new home. Thank you one and all.
Alison, Daughter of Resident, Randolph Hill
I have been blown away with how everyone in Randolph Hill treat my mum. She is respected and cared for to a level that beats my expectations. I feel they treat her as family, understanding her needs and quirks, whilst still treating her with the utmost respect and dignity. I leave my mum after each visit in capable hands.
Janet, Daughter of Resident, Randolph Hill