Meet our Activities Coordinator, Yasmine Dawson
Hi, I am Yasmine the activities coordinator at Braeburn Lodge. Come and join in with our variety of activities on offer!
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.
Life at our home
New Year's Eve
The residents celebrated New Year's Eve by singing and dancing along to music performed by Nicky. We had hats, games and plenty of buffet food. Happy New Year!
Team members and residents at Braeburn Lodge had an amazing time with the local community celebrating Christmas. There was the Christmas raffle, buffet food and hot chocolate. We had lots of fun activities and a Santa's grotto for the local children who joined in with the residents. Merry Christmas!
Memory Lane Christmas Party
The residents really loved the party atmosphere, with disco lights, glow sticks and flash musical instruments. They enjoyed a buffet and hot chocolate with whipped cream and marshmallows and danced the afternoon away. The live entertainment was a hit, they had turned singing into the microphone and joined in with some old favourites!
Baytree Garden Centre
Residents went on a trip to visit Baytree Garden Centre. They explored the winter wonderland and even had a chance to feed the reindeer.
We invited the local children to visit us at Braeburn Lodge for some trick or treating. We had a huge amount of visitors and the residents were very busy giving out sweets to everyone. We also hosted a colouring competition and a competition for best costume.
Make Them Smile Charity
We hosted Make Them Smile charity fundraising event where we tested our new Alexa device. 'Alexa, Make our cream tea fundraising event a big success.' It worked! We managed to raise £250 with our homemade treats and make children smile.