Meet our Activities Coordinator, Kelly Scott
Hello, my name is Kelly Scott, and I’ve been organising activities at Lindum House since 2015 and I really enjoy the pleasure I get from doing it. I previously worked on a Memory Lane community as a Carer in a different Barchester home for 4 years, supporting individuals living with dementia.
Activities at Lindum House
Our fantastic Activities Coordinators make sure that there is a full programme of social events to suit all interests and capabilities. They aim to not only to stimulate, but to ensure that everyone involved has lots of fun. We enjoy trips out visiting local places of interest or just to explore, which inevitably ends up with us having a lovely lunch somewhere.
There are regular concerts that we hold in the home that allows us to have a good old singalong, and our community links include the local churches, knit and natter groups and toddler groups coming in to see residents.
On a daily basis, everyone enjoys a variety of activities, including quizzes, bingo, arts and crafts, reminiscing and movement to music. We also host movie afternoons on the big screen which, of course, involves popcorn and ice cream at the interval!
Any residents who are unable to join us in the communal areas for activities have one-to-one time in their rooms, with us either reading to them, chatting or anything else they wish to do that’s within their capabilities.
Life at Lindum House Care Home
Exercising the mind & body
Keeping active, having social interactions and being mentally stimulated is very important to Residents at Lindum House. Lindum House not only engage in regular gentle exercise but they also enjoy exercising their brains with weekly quizzes, brain teasers, hangman, word ladders and much much more!
As part of the homes life enrichment programme, Kelly Scott, activities coordinator includes firm favourite’s in the homes calendar with fun-filled adapted games that they played over the years in a safe environment!
Come rain or shine!
It may be raining outside, but that has not stopped Resident, Muriel from smiling brightly and wearing her sun hat each day as she sits back and listens and reads the news from around the world whilst enjoying a cup of tea and a delicious home-made biscuit. Come rain or shine, Muriel is always smiling!
Chef's little helper
Residents of Lindum House are encouraged to lend a helping hand if they wish. Resident, Jean is often found lending a helping hand to the homes chef, Mo as has enjoyed a lifelong interest and enjoyment in cooking. Jean can be often found in the homes dining room happily sitting peeling vegetables over a cup of tea. Jean says “this gives me a purpose, I feel like I’m contributing by lending a helping hand”.
Residents have begun to welcome their loved ones back to the home with garden visits, keeping to social distance guidelines it has been an emotional time for all. Residents, Muriel and Marie took advantage of the dry weather to catch up with their loved ones in the homes beautiful secure garden, there were tears of joy and laughter during this special time.
Residents want to say a special thanks to their Maintenance Manager, James for providing our safe distance areas.
Reels on wheels gift
Residents at Lindum House were delighted to receive a very special treat from the team at East Riding Dementia Friendly UK charity with their kind donation of a copy of the latest Mary Poppins movie, popcorn and lots more lovely sweets treats for Residents to enjoy as they sit back and enjoy.
Lindum House have been overwhelmed with the gifts and kind gestures that they have received during this uncertain time which has lifted the spirits of Residents and the hardworking care team at the home. Residents enjoyed watching the movie on the big screen and reminiscing about their trips to the movies and seeing their community friend, Simon Foster from the East Riding Dementia Friendly group.
Eye's down for Residents
The game must go on: Residents of Lindum House enjoy a round of bingo while keeping themselves safe from coronavirus and keeping busy as part of the homes popular social life enrichment programme. Resident, Mike is enjoying a little respite break at the home joined in, having not played before. The friendly competition took place between everyone as Residents raced to be the winner with one resident remarking how much they wanted to win, prompting laughs and giggles from fellow Residents. Mike even walked away with a prize much to his delight!
Kelly Scott, Activities Coordinator said; “Everyone has really enjoyed themselves today, a bit of friendly competition is always nice and we always look forward to a game”.
Continuing Life Enrichment
During this unprecedented time, we have a number of measures in place to ensure residents remain engaged, connected and socially active.
Come along to our friendly and informal group to enjoy a catch up amongst friends in our home’s stunning social areas.