Meet our Activities Coordinator, Paula Kennelly
Paula is responsible for providing activities for each resident's holistic well-being. Paula supports and encourages residents with social activities, mobility and independence. She works hard to ensure a varied activities program and is always smiling.
Activities at Oxford Beaumont
Our Activities Coordinators are committed to organising a mix of activities and events that cater to all tastes, which includes minibus outings to nearby places of interest and visits from animal trusts, local school choirs, musicians and entertainers. We also undertake one-to-one activities for residents who are unable to participate in group sessions, and encourage loved ones to join in whenever they can.
Life at Oxford Beaumont Care Community
Activities at Oxford Beaumont cater for individuals, small and larger groups and depend on what the interests of residents are. As a result, we often have more than one activity available at any one time.
Recently, before the weather got too hot, we took two residents to Cuttislowe Park with some oats to feed the ducks and swans, while another group enjoyed a quiz and reminiscence session based on folklore, legends and tales. They then asked for more so we moved on to fruit and veg questions and geography.
Memories of gardening, cooking, schooldays and travelling were shared and they all said how much they had enjoyed the activity.
Garden Centre Visit
Residents were really pleased to visit Notcutts Garden Centre to choose some bedding plants for a remodelling of one of our Memory Lane gardens. They loved being able to walk around and then have a cup of tea in the café. We have had a few suggestions of places to visit now things are opening up a little and garden centres are always high on everyone’s list because they bring back so many memories of spending time gardening.
A Voice in a Million
We were so lucky that the weather held, as residents were able to come outside in the fresh air to watch and listen to the lovely Fiona Harrison - A Voice in a Million.
She performed songs from the '50s and '60s to tie in with World Beatles Day. We also had themed activity packs available for residents and did our regular exercise session to some music from the Fab 4.
It was a wonderful day and residents said how much they had enjoyed it. Care staff joined in dancing with some of the residents and we can't wait to have Fiona back here for a party in August!
Everyone at Oxford Beaumont was so excited to welcome back live entertainers after what seemed like such a long time.
We were honoured yesterday to be treated to a fantastic afternoon of music by Opera Anywhere. The event was organised by Shirley, one of the residents in the assisted living bungalows here, to celebrate her husband Frank's 90th birthday.
The set included light opera and musical theatre numbers, as well as some great old sing along songs.
Everyone had a great time and the timing was perfect, as the rain didn't start until the performers were packing up to go home.
Thank you to everyone who made it possible.
National Hamburger Day
National Hamburger Day may be an American celebration, but that didn’t stop residents at Oxford Beaumont enjoying a special American diner, rock ‘n’ roll burger menu.
Residents helped decorate the dining room, listened to rock ‘n’ roll music from a jukebox, chose burgers from a specially designed, Oxford-themed menu, and were waited on by dancing staff.
Residents at Oxford Beaumont were delighted to spend time creating beautiful floral masterpieces to enter the 'Blooming Barchester' competition in partnership with Blooming Haus, following their amazing virtual flower arranging masterclass.
We all had a wonderful time decorating and working on our arrangement, and we are happy to say we were impressed with our skills in applying all the tips and ideas learnt during the class to make a colourful floral design.
We used a variety of containers, and some of the flowers and foliage used came from our very own gardens. The finished arrangements are in communal areas of the homes, as well as in the rooms of individuals who are nursed in their rooms, to enable as many residents as possible to enjoy them.