Meet our Activities Coordinator, Sarah Jane Taylor
Hi my name is Sarah Jane
I started my career with Barchester Healthcare – Edgbaston Beaumont in April 2019
I have 3 years care experience and I also worked as an Activity coordinator for 1 year in a Care Home
I am very passionate and committed to lead and encourage Meaningful activities for our residents .
I believe in a Person Centered Approach and the key to successful delivery of our activities programme at Edgbaston is including all residents in decisions of
The programme events they wish to participate , and promoting independence throughout the chosen sessions
Activities at Edgbaston Beaumont
Our team pride ourselves in providing a wide range of activities and events to suit all of our residents needs. Comprising of art and craft classes, pet therapy, outside entertainers, visits from local schools where students attend and work alongside ourselves and the residents. We also have presentations on wildlife and other demonstrations, musicality and singalongs, quizzes, a poetry corner, knit and natter sessions, and one to one interaction, as well as trips out in the mini bus. For our residents who are less mobile we bring the shopping experience to the home for their convenience. We respect everyone's religious beliefs by providing visits from all denominations, such as Anglican, Catholic, working in conjunction with the local mosque and the Jewish community and providing religious interaction. We encourage our residents families to participate in all our activities, working alongside them to ensure we provide the best service possible here at Edgbaston Beaumont.
Life at our home
Christmas Cake Competition
This was our entry for the Barchester central division Christmas cake competition. This may be Chef Rosemary's finest work.
The Orchestra of the Swan
Music therapy is often used in memory care treatment to slow the decline of speech skills in those living with dementia. The Orchestra of the Swan returned to spend some quality time with our residents. Music therapy can inspire individuals who are non-verbal to communicate by singing or humming. It can also improve cognitive ability in older adults. Here at Edgbaston Beaumont, we welcome the Orchestra's visits; the residents really enjoy hearing and interacting with the live music.
We had a trip to Sarehole Mill to celebrate Birmingham Heritage Week Residents also took the opportunity to put pencil to paper and continue their artwork here at the Mill.
In Memory Of
On Thursday 12th September, we held a balloon release in loving memory of all our friends and family who have passed away. This gives our residents time to remember in a positive way.
We had a fantastic day celebrating Betty's birthday today at Edgbaston Beaumont.
We had a fantastic time at our Caribbean themed Summer Fair. We had lots of fun and games including stocks, a prize raffle and a guess the weight of the cake competition, as well as a disco and live entertainment.
It was a great day enjoyed by all.
All monies raised is being donated to the Local Parkinson’s Society.