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Meet our Activities Coordinator, Karen Legon

My name is Karen, and I have been the Activities Coordinator here at Edgbaston Beaumont for over 5 years, although I have worked for Barchester for almost 10 years. My role consists of arranging general activities around the home, such as trips out, booking entertainers and organising games - it is my responsibility to ensure that residents are entertained. I am also a qualified hairdresser and beautician, so I can cover when our hairdresser is unavailable. I arrange charity events for the Barchester Foundation and local charities and, when required, I help around the home with caring duties, hosting and escorting residents to appointments.

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

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Elvis was in the Building!

Elvis was spotted in his Blue Suede Shoes singing for residents and staff at Edgbaston Beaumont.

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Football Fanatic

Albion rolled out the red carpet for one of The Hawthorns’. Mary Evans celebrated her 103rd birthday by returning to her old stomping ground more than 40 years after purchasing Box Seven in the old Rainbow Stand. Baggies legends Brendon Batson, Ally Robertson and Garry Thompson were on hand to welcome the great-grandmother to The Hawthorns for the first time since the early 1990s. Mary was delighted to see her old Albion favourites, even if they have changed a little over the years.

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Art Class

Our art classes are held weekly and is run by Colin. Here has been coming to the homes for 11 years now and residents love his sessions.

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Karaoke Session

Residents are always keen to do a bit of karaoke. It's always lots of fun and puts a smile on everyone's face.

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Garden Party

Our General Manager was approached by the Royal Bank of Scotland and was asked if the bank could send a team of staff members to the home to chat and engage with residents. After a discussion, we agreed to hold an ‘Alfresco Lunch ‘ in the gardens of Edgbaston Beaumont, resulting in a garden party.

The event was a great success and residents, friends, family and staff all enjoyed the day.

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Live Entertainment

Residents had lots of fun listening to live entertainment. We're always keen to get performers in, as residents love them!

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