Activities at Wimbledon Beaumont
Our team of activities staff and volunteers are constantly striving to improve the lives of our residents. This includes the quality of our regular entertainers, the new PAT dog and cat visits, the new singing entertainment in residents bedrooms and the personalised visits by volunteers. We also encourage relatives and friends to join in with activities and trips out whenever they can.
As the festive season begins, the team at Wimbledon Beaumont would like to encourage you to join them to take part in our varied activities and regular trips out.
Life at our home
On Wednesday 4th September, we had a wonderful afternoon of jazz. Residents, families and friends all came along for afternoon tea and enjoyed Sophie Burrows singing and playing her saxophone. A fun afternoon was had by all!
NCS Tea Party with Residents
NCS is a government-backed programme which brings young people aged 15 – 17 from different backgrounds together for a common purpose. The initiative inspires new friendships across differences. The Challenge is now a leading provider of NCS, working with our partners and seasonal staff to deliver the programme to tens of thousands of young people every year. This August Wimbledon Beaumont welcomed 15 young people who visited on two separate occasions, first to plan and then deliver afternoon tea party for the residents. During the first visit, the young people met with residents and leant about their lives. As the weather was very nice it was deiced to hold the party in the garden and all residents enjoyed nice cup of tea and lovely cakes prepared by NCS team. It was an enjoyable experience and we certainly will welcome NCS back to Wimbledon Beaumont again!
Our Divisional Winner
Well done to Melvyn Knights, who was named as a Divisional Winner in the 'Chef of the Year' category for the 2019 Barchester Care Awards.
Wimbledon Beaumont has its very own Olympian; Mr. Peake won a silver medal at the 1948 Summer Olympic Games. In June, he visited the annual D-Day 75th Air, Land & Sea Runs event, in recognition of the 75th anniversary of D-Day. The event encourages people to complete different types of marathons in recognition of those who were killed in the Battle of Normandy during World War 2. Mr. Peake met with some of the participants and presented them with medals. It was a great day for walking down memory lane and for having a good time.
Guest of Honour
Mary Curtin, Mayor of Merton, visited Wimbledon Beaumont to launch our High Tea Society, a weekly event that provides free afternoon tea to the elderly members of community.
Residents had lots of fun arranging some beautiful displays for the home.