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
Easter bunny brings joy to Residents
Staff and residents at Barchester’s Lindum House care home, in Beverley, celebrated Easter with a whole host of different activities including a visit from the Lindum Easter bunny, delivering not only Easter treats but smiles and joy. Residents also enjoyed an Easter Egg Hunt and an Easter Bonnet Competition.
Residents at Lindum House enjoyed an eggs-tensive range of Easter activities, from an Easter Bonnet parade, in which the residents created, to a visit from the Easter bunny, who also visited the local Morrison’s, to deliver Easter treats for the hard working staff. It was Lindum’s way of saying Thank you for all the support Morrison’s has shown Lindum House, during the Pandemic. A little act of kindness goes a long way. Residents also tucked in to a delicious Easter meal of roast lamb followed by Easter cake prepared by the home’s head chef Mo.
90th birthday in the digital age
Lindum House resident celebrated her 90th years young in the digital age. With a little help from the homes activities co-ordinator, Kelly who worked alongside the birthday girl’s family to create this big surprise.
Due to the current restrictions, we put together a family Zoom call on the big screen, so Lindsay could see and talk to all her family on her birthday. Our Chef Mo created a beautiful cake, and the family together sang happy birthday.
Lindsay was overwhelmed at all the effort everyone had made, and expressed her great thanks to all. Here at Lindum we pride ourselves in creating these magical moments.
Swing Out Sister - Mary Quant virtual event
As part of our life enrichment virtual programme, team members and residents at Lindum House in Beverley enjoyed a ‘Mary Quant Life and Time’ virtual talk, hosted by @VADundee.
The residents took a journey back to the swinging sixties and the height of liberated fashion with the first major exhibition in 50 years of the seminal British designer’s work. Everyone at the home was able to explore how her unique style developed from humble beginnings and went on to change the face of fashion forever.
Quant captured the spirit of the swinging sixties and pioneered a business model that reshaped the industry, making designer fashion far more accessible for women and men.
The talk also focused on Quant’s career and influences, the personal stories behind some of the stylish outfits in the exhibition, V&A Dundee’s #SewQuant campaign and even a peek behind the scenes.
V&A Dundee is Scotland’s design and opened on 15 September 2018. It is the first Victoria and Albert museum outside London, and presents the brilliance of Scottish creativity and the best of design from
Lucy Tomlinson, Resident Experience Manager for Barchester Healthcare, commented: “Our varied life enrichment programme keeps the residents active, and provides a daily choice of engaging physical, mental and spiritual activities tailored to the residents’ interests and abilities.”
To find out more about life at Lindum House, please visit our website: https://www.barchester.com/home/lindum-house-care-home
Easter delivery from Morrison's
The Easter bunny arrived early for Residents of Lindum House when they were surprised by the generosity of their local Morrison’s store who kindly delivered Easter eggs for every resident. Kelly Scott, activities coordinator was on hand to accept the stack of eggs of all shapes and sizes sure to satisfy any chocolate lover!
Operations Manager, Neil Todd said: “As always, are looking forward to Easter. It’s such a nice time of the year – the residents love all the colourful Easter eggs and we look forward to making Easter extra special for our residents during this challenging period for everyone, It will be an eggs-cellent day!”
Residents at Barchester Healthcare’s Lindum House care home, in Beverley, celebrated Mother’s Day with a pamper day and video calls with the family. The home was beautifully decorated with fresh flowers and bunting for the occasion.
Staff at Lindum House arranged for our lovely ladies to enjoy a full pamper treatment. The Lindum mum’s enjoyed having their hair done and nails. Whilst relaxing and enjoying the pamper treatment, they enjoyed a glass of pink prosecco to toast the day, and of course chocolates, because all ladies love chocolate.
General Manager, Neil Todd said: “We’ve all had a really lovely day. Although Mother’s Day has had to be a bit different this year, our mums have had video calls with family, and the ladies enjoyed being pampered.”
St David's Day
Here at Lindum House, our residents enjoyed an afternoon of crafts creating some beautiful handmade 3d daffodils for St David’s day. Our residents enjoy being creative, and proudly show their display. One resident remarked the 3D Daffodils was very imaginative, and look very effective.