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 Braeburn Lodge Care Home
Our local Tesco supermarket generously donated bunches of daffodils to all our residents. They were so pleased and looking forward to see the beautiful flowers bloom and bringing with them feelings of springtime.
Residents have been making Valentine's Day cards for their loved ones. This was followed by baking heart-shaped raspberry biscuits, which will be delivered with the cards.
Residents decided they would like to spread cheer across the community and bring a smile to the faces of the local children. They put together bags of bracelets to be hidden around the local community. We have had some wonderful feedback via posts on the local discussion group from the families who have found the bracelets. The residents really enjoyed seeing a smile on the children’s faces.
A massive thank you to the lovely ladies at the Deeping Practice, Helen and Denise, for administering the COVID-19 vaccination to the residents and staff of Braeburn Lodge. Thank you to all the staff who have made the responsible decision to have the vaccine!
Residents enjoyed making beautiful floral centrepieces. Susan, our Activities Coordinator has a lot of experience and knowledge about flowers and gave the residents a talk about the different types of flowers and plants whilst they were creating their arrangements.
It is Italian Day at Braeburn Lodge. The residents have been talking about Italy and learning some of the language. They also made some delicious pizzas with plenty of pepperoni!