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Meet our Activities Coordinator, Hayley Helsdown, Lucy Perkins & Alex Perkins

I am Hayley. I have worked in the Lifestyle Team at Chalfont Lodge for 6 years.  I predominately support our Sunningdale community, offering group sessions in the Main Lounge in the morning and spend quality time with individuals of an afternoon.  I have a flair for creating items out of wool and felting personalised accessories for people to wear. 
I find my job extremely rewarding and see such a difference in the individuals I support by engaging them in meaningful, personalised activities. 

Hello, I’m Lucy, I have been at Chalfont Lodge for two years and there is a lovely community here with all the staff teams, residents and relatives working closely together supporting each other.  My main focus is working with people living in our Memory Lane Community who are living with dementia and I cannot imagine a more rewarding job. I spend my days supporting people, ensuring they are occupied and creating a home away from home.

Hi, my name is Alex and I work in the Lifestyle Team here at Chalfont Lodge. I originally started as a volunteer, but liked it so much I didn't want to leave, so I became a permanent member of the team. My favourite part of the job is getting to know the specific interests of the individual residents living in here and helping them continue it at Chalfont Lodge. I get to learn something new, and the resident gets to continue doing something they really love. It's a really great feeling to know you can make such a difference to someone's day.

Activities at Chalfont Lodge

Chalfont Lodge is a large care home and we have a diverse range of groups and events to ensure that everyone feels welcome and included. In the Lifestyle team we work hard to create a sense of community and ensure there is always someone to talk to and something to do. 

Our residents help us to plan the monthly lifestyle programme, making sure that everyone has something they like, enabling people to keep up with life long hobbies or pick up new ones. We have long term projects like our summer parties, car shows, BBQs, craft fairs, Christmas shows to mention a few and residents can be as involved as they would like in all stages of the planning or just come along and enjoy on the day.

We love going out on trips, to lunch, shopping or to socialise with other local groups, we also have many people who come into visit us with church services, music, talks and support for our bigger events.

We have a fantastic team of staff and every department is involved in making sure our residents get the most out of living here. We have a brilliant music therapist who works her magic 3 days a week, running group and individual sessions. Our Physiotherapy team keep everyone fit and active, working with us to make sure everyone has access to sports and team games.

We have a full programme groups, events and clubs but none of it would be possible without our residents and their families, we all work together to make this a home from home and to keep laughter and friendship at the heart of what we do.

Life at our home

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Here We Go Again

We went to our ‘Everyman’ cinema here at Gerrard’s Cross to see Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again. We all had the most perfect day. The good thing about the Everyman cinema is that they bring your food and drink right to your seats. We had beers, gin & tonic, milkshakes and popcorn brought out to us during the film! It was a wonderful afternoon and we highly recommend Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again if you fancy a good laugh, shedding a tear or two and love a good sing along!

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Congratulations Team Barchy

Congratulations to our Regional Director, Natasha Lazovic, who took part in the London 10k run. She managed to raise over a whopping £4000 for the Barchester Foundation, with the help of her fellow runners! Here at Chalfont, we all wanted to say an extra special thank you to Natasha and present her with a check for the money she raised.

One of residents, Hazel, presented Natasha with a beautiful bouquet of flowers. Well done to ‘Team Barchy’ – you’ve made us all so proud!

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Summer Newsletter

Please click here to read the summer edition of out quarterly newsletter.

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Barchester Staff Challenge

On 1st August, we held our Barchester Staff Challenge at Chalfont Lodge, and invited staff from Chorleywood to come along and compete with us.

We had a lovely morning in the sunshine with lots of laughter, and residents sat outside cheering everyone on.

Everyone ran timed races on an inflatable obstacle course to find out who was the fastest, with prizes going to 'Fastest Girl', 'Fastest Boy' and 'Fastest Team of 4'.

Chorleywood’s training paid off, as they won 'Fastest Team' and 'Boy', but Sarah came through for Chalfont and won 'Fastest Girl'.

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Summer BBQ

We had a lovely BBQ party on Saturday 28th July. Every year, we invite all our friends and relatives to attend; it’s our busiest day, with everyone in the home working hard to make sure it is a huge success.

Greg, our Head Chef, and his team worked hard to present an amazing spread of food that was delicious; it was just what we needed as we sat and listened to Nik Stoter sing thoughout the afternoon.

Even residents had worked hard to prepare things; they helped us make beautiful tulle flowers to add to the summer party theme.

The weather was kind to us; we saw the sun, but it wasn’t too hot – a perfect English afternoon!

Thank you to everyone who came and joined our party!

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10 Years of Service

We were very please to be able to present Hong Jun Zhao his 10 year Long Service Award at our Summer BBQ. Jun was presented with a gardening-themed basket and thanked by Greg, our Head Chef, for all his hard work and dedication over the last 10 years.

Upcoming events

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Don't Dine Alone

We know that meal times can be a lonely time for some older people.

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Community Singing

We would love you to come and join our fun and informal community choir.

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Tea and a Tour

Our General Manager and team would like to welcome you for tea and a tour of our home.

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Need a venue?

We have a meeting room that is available to hire for free to members of the local community.

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