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.

Life at Braeburn Lodge Care Home

Baking Afternoon

Residents enjoyed making delicious rice crispy cakes for their weekly baking session. The home was filled with the aroma of melted chocolate and they were enjoyed by all of the residents and even some members of staff!

Bridget's Birthday

One of our lovely residents, Bridget, celebrated her 101st birthday today! We had a musical performance in our visiting pod and enjoyed singing, dancing and eating lots of cake.

International Nurses' Week

We wanted to show the appreciation we have for our nurses during International Nurses' Week. We are so grateful for all the hard work, dedication and passion they give to the home and the residents.

Armchair Exercise

Residents enjoyed a morning of gentle armchair exercise. Afterwards, we rewarded ourselves with a cup of tea and a slice of cake.

Birthday Celebrations

We celebrated one of our resident’s birthdays with balloons, cake and prosecco and plenty of smiles all round!

Meeting the Manager

Thank you to everyone who joined us for our ‘meet the manager’ day. It has been a huge success and we are looking forward to welcoming more of you for show rounds in the future. We follow all government guidance when delivering show rounds to ensure we can support a loved one looking for care.

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