Meet our Activities Coordinator, Susan Abbott
My name is Sue and I am the Activities Co-Ordinator. I previously worked at a Nursing Home where I originally joined as a Carer and went on to take on the Activities role. Prior to this I lived in Italy for 5 years as an Early Years Practitioner. I enjoy spending time with our residents and making the most of every day for them. I aim to benefit every resident in all aspects including their mind, body & soul. I love organising lots of fun things to do as well as sensory and calming activities.
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.
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 Edgbaston Beaumont Care Home
St John's Ambulance First Aid Talk
11th September was World First Aid day, St John's Ambulance volunteer Simon came along to deliver a very interesting talk and demonstration. He answered all of our questions, we really appreciate his time & as a thank you we gave a donation to SJA.
Flower Arranging Mornings
Flower arranging mornings are delightful and very informal, we chat and take our time. The ladies love to see their arrangements dotted around the home for everyone to enjoy. Everyone is welcome to next weeks session!
Arts & Crafts Sessions a Great Success
Arts & Crafts in our beautiful conservatory dining room is such a calming and therapeutic way to spend an afternoon. Everyone enjoyed it so much we will be running regular sessions.
Afternoon of Music Enjoyed with Friends
Music can be therapeutic for those performing or playing and those listening. We had a wonderful afternoon in the cafe lounge listening to our favourite songs played on the piano.
Birthday Party with Family ~ What a Wonderful Day
A delicious Birthday cake, refreshments, sunshine and family, what more could anyone ask for! Everyone had a very special afternoon celebrating.
Ice-Cream Van was a welcome Visitor!
The temperatures were soaring so everyone was thrilled when we had a surprise visit from Loppy's Lolly's Ice Cream van. Residents and staff were all treated to a 99 or an ice lolly.