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
Home raises funds for Macmillan
Residents and staff recently held a coffee morning to raise money for Macmillan. Everyone enjoyed some lovely cakes baked by the homes hospitality team and our residents. We raised a fabulous £129.00 which we hope will support the wonderful work carried out by the Macmillan staff.
Knit and natter for Residents
Our knit and natter group which began just before lockdown, have been working really hard and have just completed their first blanket, over the weeks this activity has become more and more popular, it has become the highlight of the week for some residents.
Chef recognised for Long Service
A Chef at Beaumont Care Home in Stamford Bridge has received a prestigious 15 Year Service Award in celebration of working at Barchester Healthcare.
Debbie Woodhouse, now Chef, started at Barchester in September 2005 and has worked with residents and their relatives to ensure that their needs have been met over the years.
Residents of Stamford Bridge enjoyed a Sunday afternoon of darts accompanied by a glass of cold refreshing beer. The game became very competitive but with a bullseye for John he was officially crowned the winner! The residents who did not wish to play were very helpful with their math skills and working out the scores.
Residents delighted with robotic pet
Stamford Bridge have recently purchased a robotic, lifelike cat toy that is designed to create a virtual pet experience, allowing people with dementia who may not be able to have a pet of their own for various reasons to benefit from having a companion to talk to and spend time with. The residents have been getting so much pleasure from having the cat around and is a hit throughout the home with many residents sharing stories of pets they have owned.‘
Residents at Stamford Bridge Beaumont in Stamford Bridge enjoyed a day at the seaside from the comfort of their own home.
Residents and staff all got involved with the spirit of the seaside themed day. With regular trips out unable to happen during the current pandemic the activity staff wanted to ensure that residents didn’t miss out on a day at the seaside.
Residents enjoyed fish and chips from newspaper trays, beach volley ball, hook a duck, sandcastle building music and of course no trip to the seaside would be the same without an ice creams!