Meet our Activities Coordinator, Zoe Grindley
Hello My name is Zoe, I have been in the life enrichment team at Southgate Beaumont since December 2021.
I am originally from Liverpool and moved to London in 1997 after being accepted at Mountview Theatre school. After graduating I worked as an actress and accomplished voiceover artist for many years. I also have a vast amount customer service experience, working in many West End Theatres, as Cabin crew for Virgin Atlantic and at Claridges hotel in Mayfair.
Zoe has a passion for making strong connections with people and creating lasting memorable experiences.
My role here at Southgate Beaumont is to ensure our residents lives are packed full of enriching and interesting activity. We provide a wide range of both home led and community led activity for all residents as well as personalised and individual hobby and interest focused events. Our programme ranges from cocktail making, to art history talks, exercise sessions as well as fine dining dinner parties catered for by our chefs
I have made lots of lovely new friends at Southgate Beaumont care home and look forward to making many more.
Activities at our home
Our activities team are great at building the activities programme around the likes and interests of the people we care for. Ensuring that our social events offer fun and adventure is part of the ethos of our home; it’s important that those we support can enjoy an active and social lifestyle. Of course, there will always be those who prefer peace and quiet, and in these instances, a cup of tea and a chat are always welcomed.
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 Southgate Beaumont Care Community
Singing at Southgate Beaumont.
What a treat we had on Friday, when the year 3 pupils from St Andrews school in Southgate performed a beautiful choir as part of their out and about project.
The children sang their hearts out and gave us such a fun filled performance.
Residents had a fantastic time dancing along to the music and it made everyone so happy.
Thank you St Andrews!
Come back soon
St Andrews Jubilee celebrations.
We had a very special afternoon yesterday after being invited to St. Andrews school in Southgate for their Jubilee celebrations. The sun was shining and we sat and enjoyed scones and jam before witnessing their outside disco and Jubilee hat competition.
We were also treated to a beautiful rendition of God save the Queen.
The sun was shining and it really was wonderful to see the children interacting with our lovely resident Jacky (who used to be a school teacher many years ago).
Thank you so much for inviting us!
Southgate Beaumont host monthly Catch up for for Ex - services personnel.
Southgate Beaumont was delighted to have hosted an event for Veterans with Age Uk Enfield and The Armed Forces Covenant for the second time.
Join us for a Coffee and catch up on the first Tuesday of every month with David from Age Uk Enfield in collaboration with The Armed Forces Covenant.
Its a great opportunity for Ex - services personnel and their families to get together for a chat and build new friendships.
The next event will be on Tuesday 5th July 11am.
For more information contact David on 07519 377 599 or email David.Hale@ageukenfield.org.uk
To find out more about life in our care home please call us on 0208 882 9222 to arrange a show round
What a wonderful way to brighten up a cold and rainy morning! A trip to St Stephens church in Enfield for some social singing, meeting new people and a bit of dancing too! Thank you to Age UK for organising such a lovely event. It was also wonderful to meet the former mayor of Enfield town who, with her donation made the event possible.
A Royal Reply
A few weeks ago our residents had decided to write a letter to the Queen to congratulate her on her 70 years on the throne.
How pleased we all were when a beautiful reply came back from Buckingham Palace thanking us all for our letter! It was wonderful taking the beautiful card around to show everyone and so many of them recounted stories of being on the Mall for the Queens coronation all those years ago! Wishing everyone a lovely Platinum Jubilee Celebration!
International Nurses Day
We had a lovely afternoon celebrating international Nurses day and residents had a lovely time eating cake and chocolates. The nurses were also presented with some beautiful flowers and art work designed especially buy our residents. One picture is based on the saying that ‘Nurses are angels in comfortable shoes’! Thank you to all the carers and nurses everywhere. What a difference you make to each and everyone of us.