Meet our Activities Coordinator, Angela Lawson
Angela is the Activities Coordinator here at Stamford Bridge.
From a very early age Angela has always been passionate about working with the elderly and has worked as an activity coordinator for Barchester for over 16 years. Angela thoroughly enjoys her job role, nothing gives her more pleasure each day than going home knowing she has made a difference to so many people’s lives.
Angela's hobbies are flower arranging and enjoying seasonal crafts and she is always on the lookout for new projects which she can integrate in to daily life here at our home.
Angela loves getting to know each resident and learning about their life histories, this is so important as it enables the activity team within the home to be able to provide person centered activities.
Activities at Stamford Bridge Beaumont
The activity team within our home spend a lot of time committing themselves to organising a range of activities for residents. This includes, pet therapy, trips out to local places of interest, visits from entertainers and musicians, bingo, one to one pamper time, weekly quizzes, coffee mornings, arts and crafts and baking. Activities are considered to be a crucial aspect of our home as residents look forward to upcoming events. As a result, it is essential that our team work together with dedication, to ensure residents are entertained and involved in as many activities as possible.
Life at Stamford Bridge Beaumont Care Home
Stamford Bridge Beaumont Residents and colleagues celebrated Friendship Week by making friendship bunting, delivering flowers and enjoying refreshing ice lollies to cool down from the warm weather. A lovely afternoon was had by all!
Residents have recently purchased some water paintings from Active Mind’s which have been a huge success with them appealing to a wide range of resident’s, these have been especially effective on the homes memory lane as residents show case their creative sides.
A kind donation
Our local garden centre very kindly donated us some altsoemeria’s, our resident’s enjoyed a lovely coffee morning whilst arranging these into various vases, these were then distributed around the home.’
Strawberries & Cream
Residents and the care team at Stamford Bridge Beaumont enjoyed a traditional strawberry and cream tea with some Residents indulging in a little bit of Wimbledon on the TV.
Victoria Edwards, General Manager, said: “Strawberries and cream are a tradition when watching the tennis. Who doesn’t indulge every now and then, and the tennis is only on once a year.”
Father's Day celebrations
Residents at Stamford Bridge enjoyed a special lunch in celebration of Father’s Day. Staff and residents enjoyed a day of fun-filled activities with the gentleman enjoying a glass of their favourite tipple!
This year, due to the current situation, family and friends joined in the celebrations virtually via video call. Residents weren’t phased by this however, as they have become quite tech savvy at Skype calls, FaceTime, and online events. These platforms are an invaluable way to keep people connected with loved ones and friends, as well as with the local communities, during these unprecedented times.
Residents enjoy family reunions
For some residents at Stamford Bridge the long awaited reunion with family and friends became a reality recently, as garden visits have now been allowed to commence at the home.
There has been much careful planning and preparation for this moment behind the scenes at Barchester Healthcare, who run Stamford Bridge care home. Social distancing was still in place, and homes that are able to take part must have a large accessible garden.
It was welcome news to so many residents, family, and friends, who were kept apart for so long following strict government guidance. Residents and their loved ones got together in the home garden and the garden was fully of joy and chatter.