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 our home
At the Movies
We went along to the local cinema for the Christmas Dementia Friendly Screening, which is run by Dementia Friendly East Riding. We are proud here at Lindum to support this amazing charity, and our lovely ladies enjoyed meeting Santa aka Simon Foster Head of Dementia Friendly East Riding.
Here at Lindum House we celebrated Halloween in style. With live entertainment from our Alf Berry, pumpkin carving and also a competition to see who could keep their hat on the longest.
The winner was Donald to the surprise and amusement from his family. Well done, Donald!
Home Recognises Volunteer
Residents, visitors and colleagues at Lindum House recently recognised their volunteer, Helen to celebrate her birthday and to thank her for all her time and support that she gives to the home. Lindum is a home close to Helen’s heart as she begun to visit when a loved one was a resident before becoming a volunteer some 3-years ago.
Residents and colleagues are appreciated and are grateful for her time and to celebrate her birthday threw a party for her with a delicious birthday cake baked by the home's hospitality team. To top off the celebrations, the Lindum girls joined Helen for a little competitive go-karting! Happy Birthday Helen.
World Animal Day
We celebrated World Animal Day by inviting Daisy and Buttercup the Shetland ponies and Swipper the polecat from Furry Friends to come and spend the morning with us.
Everyone enjoyed interacting with these amazing animals. Thank you Helen and the girls from Furry Friends for letting us meet your rescued animals.
East Riding Care Home Games
Each year at Lindum House, we are invited along to the Beverley Leisure Centre to take part in the East Riding Care home Games. The ladies really enjoyed the game of boccia bowls and interacting with the other local homes. Fun was had by all!