Meet our Activities Coordinator, Yasmine Dawson
I have worked at Braeburn Lodge since 2015. I started working as a carer and the activities side of the role really appealed to me. We organise a variety of activities to suit everybody’s preferences and abilities. I enjoy working at Braeburn and making a difference to the residents’ lives.
Activities at Braeburn Lodge
Our dedicated activities team are constantly dreaming up new and wonderful ways to support and stimulate the residents we look after. From trips to crafts, parties to skittles, musical performances and quizzes, we include something for everyone and pride ourselves on including everyone into the fun. We have a brilliant team of volunteers who help us to deliver more trips, support us at events and pop in for a cup of tea and chat. We have pet therapy at least once per week (sometimes twice!) and we take advantage of every school break by holding large scale events that we can invite families with children to. We have been developing ties with our neighbours since we first opened and thanks to this, we have successfully brought together our residents with local churches, choirs, Brownies groups, and schools. Whatever your interests are, here at Braeburn, there's something for everyone.
Activities and Events Partnerships
As part of our bespoke life-enrichment programmes, we host a number of live virtual events in the home on a regular basis through a number of partnerships with places of interest and world class performance companies
Life at Braeburn Lodge Care Home
Arts & Crafts
Residents travelled to The Deepings Library to partake in a painting course with a local artist, Emily Bowers. They did a fantastic job with their artwork, which is now proudly on display at Deeping Lakes.
Residents enjoyed a wonderful garden party. There were many activities, including an afternoon of musical entertainment, cake and a glass of fizz. It was lovely to see our families enjoy quality time together in the gardens.
Residents enjoyed making and eating their traditional Canadian pancakes with lots of maple syrup!
Residents enjoyed a glass of Pimm's whilst sitting in the courtyard and listening to some live musical entertainment.
Braeburn has a wonderful dedicated room for sensory sessions with bubble machines, interactive 'Magic Table' projectors and much more. These sessions are brilliant for some one-on-one time with a member of the activities team and are thoroughly enjoyed.
The Banjo Man
We were finally able to welcome back one of our regular entertainers, the Banjo Man, into our courtyard for a wonderful musical event. The residents really enjoyed the outdoor entertainment and some even indulged in a glass of Pimm's whilst listening.