Meet our Activities Coordinator, Alice Dingwall
Hi, I'm Alice and I've been working in activities since 2019. I absolutely love my role, and I'm passionate about providing meaningful and life enriching activities for all our residents. My aim is to make them smile everyday!
Making links with local groups and organisations to ensure our residents remain part of the local community is a key part of the activities team role, if you would like to make contact with me or my colleague Sarah, please feel free to call us on 01865 730990 or drop us an email OxfordBeaumont.Activities@barchester.com
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.
Activities and Events Partnerships
As part of our bespoke life-enrichment programmes, we host a number of live virtual events in the home on a regular basis through a number of partnerships with places of interest and world class performance companies
Life at Oxford Beaumont Care Community
‘We’re off to see the Wizard"
This week for national storytelling week our staff and residents have been having fun preparing for a performance of The Wizard of Oz!
During the week our activities consisted of designing and building props, rehearsing lines and songs as well as reminiscing our own experiences from being on the stage.
The final show was performed in our lounge in front of fellow peers, and was topped off with a glass of Sherry!
‘There's really no place like Oxford Beaumont!’
The Year of the Tiger
Here at Oxford Beaumont we celebrated the Chinese New Year by embracing culture, senses and creativity. The day involved designing paper lanterns, discussing the origins of the Chinese New Year, reading our Zodiac signs and discovering what the year of the tiger entails for us- a year of resilience and strength!
Staff and residents were also treated with a delicious Chinese inspired dish for lunch prepared by our wonderful kitchen team.
Live Music from Tristan
Live music yesterday with Tristan Pate. Residents at Oxford Beaumont had a fun afternoon yesterday listening and singing along to old favourite tunes!
It was lovely to welcome Tristan back into the home after a long two years with some of the residents even remembering him from back then! It was a wonderful reunion. We certainly kept Tristan on his toes yesterday with song suggestions going all the way back to the early 1900s and mixing it up with some more modern tunes… from the Beatles!
Big Garden Watch
The Big Garden watch has started at the Oxford Beaumont Residents had a wonderful morning painting some wood bird-boxes ready for maintenance team to hang up in the trees in our beautiful gardens.
We discussed about all the different species of birds with some great facts and to finish off a Bird Name word scrabble.
Burns Night Celebrations
Celebrating Burns Night went down a treat with the residents. A busy morning exercising the arms and legs to the sound of Scottish music.
After the residents enjoyed getting creative by making some wonderful brooches to wear for the occasion.
At Lunch residents enjoyed a Scottish Food menu with a choice of a glass of traditional whisky or sherry. The dining room was beautifully decorated with Robert Burns posters, poetry and handmade thistle’s made by the residents and music from Scottish bagpipes was playing in the background.
In the afternoon residents enjoyed a small biography about Robert Burns, poetry reading and a Scottish quiz with refreshments and some delicious shortbread and butter tablet.
Bakes, Skittles and Cards
Our residents have enjoyed a fun packed week full of activities. At Baking club the residents made some delicious cheese twists which went down a treat in the afternoon with a glass of sherry and a game of 'Name that Film' with the atmosphere full of laughter and fun!
Strikes and spares was the scores from a game of Skittles with the residents.
Higher and lower was the guessing game with the cards the residents thoroughly enjoyed the game with Alice.