Meet our Activities Coordinator, Joy Gower
Hi, I am Joy the Activities Coordinator at Braeburn Lodge. You will find me singing along with the residents and organising activities around the home.
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
National Cream Tea Day
We celebrated National Cream Tea Day with fruit scones, jam and clotted cream. But our dilemma: how is scone pronounced, and should it be jam first or cream?
Music with Trudie
We were joined by Trudie, who provided residents with some wonderful musical entertainment.
Residents remembered D-Day at Braeburn Lodge with some singing and games.
We had a stall at the local market in Market Deeping, where we engaged with the local community. We met with a PCSO, who will be visiting Braeburn regularly to meet and talk with residents and staff.
The ladies of Braeburn Lodge enjoy our 'Loose Women' session, where they debate hot topics and headlines. All residents are invited—so the gentlemen sometimes make an appearance too—and we even extend the invitation to the wider community.
Resident, Joy, had a lot of fun knitting Valentine's figures with our Activities Coordinator.