Meet our Activities Coordinator, Olivia Falkner
We all know that keeping active is important. We have created a wonderful culture within the home and we work together to give residents the best possible experience. We are here to ensure that residents enjoy an environment that is both stimulating and socially active. We ensure the team knows each residents' preferences, so that we can deliver a person-centered program of events and activities.
Essential to our homely feel is the strong relationships of trust we build with residents and their families and friends. The home also has its very own minibus for our numerous outings for coffee and shopping, which residents love.
Activities at our home
Our home is always full of life, and we can thank our wonderful Activities Coordinators for this. Dedication to creating a unique and interesting activities programme is what sets us apart from other homes. We always take into consideration that some people would prefer to pursue their own interests, which is why our team strive to incorporative activities that cater to a wide range of tastes and hobbies. Our trips out are always fun and exciting as well, and residents are guaranteed to return with stories to tell their loved ones!
Life at Prestbury Beaumont Care Community
Prestbury Beaumont Care Community in Prestbury decided to celebrate the classic book, The Great Gatsby by Scott Fitzgerald, with a theme day of Roaring 20s music, outfits and other activities.
Resident and staff all got involved with the spirit of the book and dressed up in classic 1920’s outfits, including handmade feather headbands popular during the decade and held a 1920’s dance and sing-a-long, ending the day by watching the film version of the book.
General Manager at Prestbury Beaumont care community, said: “This has been a huge amount of fun and sparked a lot of memories for residents who have not only read the book, but also of the memories of the 1920’s, which some of our residents were small children during the decade’’.
A resident at the home said: “The best part of the day was making and wearing the feather headbands, it was amazing seeing all the staff dressed up too and brought fond memories of when I was a child.”
The world of robots with the V&A
We enjoyed a wonderful virtual introduction to the world of robots with V&A Dundee Curator, Kirsty Hassard.
Kirsty talked us through the history of robots and their early beginnings, the presentation traced the fascination of all things wired and wonderful and considered what the future might hold for our relationship with a multitude of mechanical machines.
It was absolutely thrilling to learn what robots can do now and what they might be able to do in the future.
Blenheim Palace virtual talk
We had a lovely time exploring the amazing gardens of Blenheim Palace through a virtual talk, hosted by the Historian - Antonia Keaney.
We enjoyed a virtual look at how the gardens at Blenheim have developed over the past 300 years - from the formality of Henry Wise through to the ‘natural’ landscape created by Capability Brown and beyond.
Everyone was very impressed by the many jewels hidden within the 150 acres of beautiful gardens.
Wildlife of Dartmoor Zoo
We were able to virtually dive into the impressive wildlife of Dartmoor Zoo.
We explored its grounds and learnt about the unique history of the park from the zoo’s educational team. The culmination of the tour was the live tiger training demonstration, which was wonderful to see and enjoyed by all.
Our residents were delighted to see amazing photos and short videos of the animals and take a peek inside their home.
Puffin Rescue Centre
We took a wonderful virtual trip to Iceland’s Puffin Rescue Centre at the Beluga Whale Sanctuary.
We were able to virtually meet some of the rescued Atlantic Puffins and to learn interesting facts about their care and unique lives. We took a peek into their lives in the wild, the Puffling rescue program in the Westman Islands, and how SEA LIFE Trust Beluga Whale Sanctuary’s team takes care of these charismatic little birds each day.
It was a very exciting experience, enjoyed by all.
Anyone for tennis?
Residents and staff at Prestbury Beaumont care Community in Prestbury were at the ready for the start of Wimbledon on June 28th with delicious strawberries and cream, all washed down with a glass of Pimms.
Tennis fans at Prestbury Beaumont were delighted to be able to watch this year’s 134th Championships after the disappointment of last year’s tournament having to be cancelled. Residents and staff got together to watch the matches and celebrated by having afternoon tea whipped up by head chef Nicky with traditional Wimbledon-inspired strawberry and cream treats.
Cath Richie, General Manager at the home, said: “We’ve had a fantastic time celebrating the return of Wimbledon today, it is always a firm favourite with our residents. We really missed the tournament last year so we’re planning on watching as much as we possibly can this year and enjoying every minute!”