Meet our Activities Coordinator, Karyn Borngräber
Each resident is unique and as an Activity Coordinator, I aim to create meaningful activities whereby residents can feel at home. From quizzes to games, stretch classes to flower arranging, reminiscing to enjoying our beautiful gardens. From musicians to Namaste sessions, outings, intergenerational and community involvement – a balanced activity program of body, mind and soul allows each resident to feel as if they have purpose and meaning in their lives. As well as sitting and having meaningful one to one engaged conversation or holding your loved ones hand – can allow a resident to feel that Reigate Beaumont is their home. With a background as a Healthcare Assistant, we are taught to provide person centred care. This has helped me to provide person centred activities.
Activities at Reigate Beaumont
Our specialist activities staff are committed to organising and delivering a fun mix of activities and events chosen by the residents here at Reigate Beaumont. We work closely with the local community who get involved in all kinds of activities within the home. We enjoy all kinds of events which could be anything from trips out to local places of interest in our minibus or visits from entertainers and musicians, spending time in our beautiful gardens, or providing great activities for the mind body and soul. We liaise with local churches and regularly hold multi-congregational services at the home.
It is important to us that each individual who we support can get as much from these as possible, so we try our best to arrange activities that reflect their interests and capabilities, and encourage them to participate in any way they can. We also encourage relatives to join with activities and invite them to our regular events. We also have a variety of volunteers who really enjoy spending time within the home too.
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 Reigate Beaumont Care Home
International Day of Museums
We had an outing to Dorking Museum with some of our residents. Which was followed by a nice cup of iced coffee.
Foxes and Reigate
We captured a mother and her cub in our magnificent gardens. We are lucky to have such amazing grounds and we often see deer and pheasants too.
International Nurses Day
We had a wonderful day celebrating International Nurses Day. Annie, one of our wonderful residents started her nursing career in 1942. We presented Annie with flowers and she cut the magnificent cake Head Chef Roman made for the nurses (plus cupcakes). We presented them with gift bags and chocolates to thank them for all that they do.
Bourne Hall Ewell
We took the mini bus to Bourne hall, in Ewell, where residents were able to walk around the grounds and see the lake. We had lovely weather and the residents all enjoyed seeing the ducks in the lake.
We embarked on our first post lockdown outing. We drove out to Epsom Downs to enjoy the panorama of London, we had a lovely walk and were really luck with the weather.
St George's Day
Residents celebrated St Georges day with wearing Cross of St George hats and waving flags, while singing classic pub songs such as “Roll out the barrel” and proms favourites “Jerusalem” and “Land of hope and glory”. Residents enjoyed a glass of wine and the company of friends.
Our pet therapy dog, Rosie, will be joining us every month. Please feel free to come along and meet her!