Meet our Activities Coordinator, Suzanne McNamee

Hi, my name is Suzanne and I joined Brookfield care home in May 2021.  I have over 20-years of extensive experience in delivering activities in care homes.

I have a passion to make a difference in people’s lives and bring a smile to their faces. Residents physical health, emotional wellbeing and spiritual care are my priority.

I love my job very much and I hope to continue to bring a wealth of new ideas for our residents to enjoy as part of our varied life enrichment programme.

Activities at Brookfield

Our Activities coordinator dedicates her time on getting feedback from our residents of what they like to do. We have introduced paper mornings which involves group discussions and an active mind, and we also have a variety of entertainers that come in on a weekly basis. We hold a residents quiz once a week as it is one of our more popular activities, we now call it the Big Quiz due to its popularity.

It is important that we involve the community and family in many of our activities. We have the local rugby club heritage centre coming in once a week to do Bocci (indoor bowls) and seated exercise. We also hold cheese and wine evenings for family and residents which are very popular. Here at Brookfield we pride ourselves on the fabulous bond our activity coordinator has with all our residents as they are as happy to see her each morning as she is to see her friends.

Activities and Events Partnerships

As part of our bespoke life-enrichment programmes, we host a number of live virtual events in the home on a regular basis through a number of partnerships with places of interest and world class performance companies

Life at Brookfield Care Home

A Live Performance by Francesca

Local songstress Francesca Davies gave a delightful musical performance by singing some wonderful songs of inspiration as we all reminisced. Music lifts the souls and brings smiles to us all!

Throughout the performance we felt like we were listening to the original singer of some very well known favourite songs!

The hard work Francesca puts into a performance really showed, we could listen to Francesca's voice over and over again it’s so good.

Residents loved every minute of the set clapping, tapping and joining in with song.

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Home join local radio station

Activities Coordinator Suzanne at Brookfield care home in Lymm recently recorded a Q&A piece as a Special Guest for local radio station - Lymm Radio.

Suzanne invited Head Girl at Lymm High School, Lily - age 15, to meet at Brookfield care home to discuss the advantages of musicality for residents in care homes thereby contributing to the “Kids Live at Five” weekly show.  Suzanne shared her experiences of many years as an Activities Coordinator confirming that for many residents music lifts the soul, can change the mood, improve memory, help recall whilst bringing tonnes of fun, entertainment and joy to all. 

As Activities Coordinator Suzanne also shared with Lily some coming soon musical events scheduled as part of the life enrichment and activities programme at Brookfield care home including appearances on June 19th from 2:00pm – A Jazz Trombonist & on June 24th The Warrington Ukulele Band will be playing from 2:00pm

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Book corner with Henry Slator

We had a lovely time joining Henry Slator for an exciting virtual event to discuss his book ‘Conversations at the Pond’.

Henry had an unusual writing journey, which many of our residents found inspiring, he underwent chemotherapy in early 2020, which allowed him to rediscover his light-hearted outlook on life by imagining conversations with creatures in and around his large garden pond and adding buckets of fun.

The entertaining Conversations at the Pond, with its mass of colourful illustrations, took our residents along his journey, they felt inspired, cheered and loved hearing all about Henry’s experiences.

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Easter celebrations

We celebrated Easter in style with a whole host of themed activities and egg-cellent entertainment.

Our residents enjoyed decorating the home, painting eggs; attending a church service; making hot cross buns; a special visit from our Easter bunny.

In recognition of the day, our talented chef prepared a delicious feast for all to enjoy, from carrot soup, roasted lamb and salmon with creamed spinach to tasty chocolate cake and Easter biscuits.

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Birthday celebrations

Happy Birthday to gorgeous resident Elizabeth who is 92 years young today!   Elizabeth is a lovely lady with a great sense of humour and is also an amazing vocalist!  Residents have really enjoyed birthday celebrations toasting the birthday girl with Snowball Cocktails. We all shared Elizabeth's amazing birthday cake brought in by her very thoughtful daughter.

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Ladies Day at the races

The ladies at our home had a great excuse to put on their elegant clothes and hats in recognition of the Ladies Day at the Grand National, held annually at Aintree Racecourse.

The day is held alongside horse racing, and is famous not only for the action on the course, but the fashion and entertainment of it.

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Upcoming events

June 2022

We are excited for the Summer here at Brookfield.

July 2022

There’s lots of fun filled activities to do at Brookfield during July.