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
Residents enjoyed a morning of fun-filled games, including: Headbandz, mini basketball and carpet bowls. A great time was had by all!
Residents took part in a baking session, making delicious cakes that were enjoyed by all later on that afternoon.
Divisional GM of the Year
Congratulations to Rebecca Hall, who has been named as a Divisional Winner in the 2020 Barchester Care Awards. Rebecca is a finalist in the General Manager of the Year category, and has been invited to attend a virtual awards ceremony on 8th October, where she will find out if she has won overall.
Our residential community spent a fabulous morning creative floral book marks! We used fresh flowers from the garden, sealed and pressed them ready to use!
Lavender Gardening Club
We brought the outside in and spent time binding lavender and hanging it to dry out. We hung it on the ornamental tree in the reception area and we must say, it smells divine! We then decorated pebbles to add some colour and our own creative stamp on the gardens.
Residents did an amazing job turning their hands to learning a 'new skill'. Many of our residents haven't had much interaction with tablets and tech, but we were so impressed with their determination to use the community tablet. They were supported to play some games and navigate around the tablet. Fab job, ladies!