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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.

Come and join us at our Open Day

Meet our dedicated team on Saturday 20th October, who can answer any questions you may have about our home.

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Life at our home

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Christ Church Flower Festival

We were all lucky enough to go to our local Christ Church for their stunning Harvest Flower Festival that they hold every 5 years! We explored the church and all the wonderful floral designs they held inside. We finished the day with teas and coffees in the Church’s tea room. Everyone at the Church was so welcoming & helpful! Thanks to everyone who helped us have a marvellous day out.

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Macmillan Coffee Morning

On Friday 28th September, we joined the many people up and down the country who were hosting coffee mornings in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support.

We had a huge amount of support from residents, relatives, staff and medical professionals who came to see us, indulging in a slice of classic Victoria sponge, cookies and cream cake, and our popular rainbow cake. Our Tassimo coffee machine was put through its paces as it churned our lattes, cappuccinos and hot chocolates to accompany our feast of sweet treats.

We are delighted to say that this was our best attended coffee morning and, with the generosity of all, we raised £125 towards a cause we have all been affected by.

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Charity Bike Ride

Congratulations to Wayne Hughes, our Senior General Manager, who completed the London to Brighton Charity Cycle Ride on Saturday 16th September. This is  Europe’s biggest charity road bike event & is a gruelling 56 mile challenge through the heart of London and the countryside.

Wayne faced a few challenges of his own, as his bike broke after the previous day and he almost had to quit, but ingeniously, Wayne found a bike break down service that came to the rescue and brought him new parts, getting him back on the road again.

After 56 miles of hills, mud and sweat, Wayne safely reached the finish line along with 4000 other riders.

Wayne was raising money & awareness for motor neurone disease (MND) in memory of resident, Steve Moore. Fundraising is vital to help find a cure & help people living with MND now. MND is a life-changing illness, and six people a day are diagnosed in the UK. There is currently no cure & treatment focuses on relieving symptoms and managing the progression of the disease.

Well done, Wayne!

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Autumn Preparations

It may still feel like summer, but at Chalfont Lodge we are getting excited about the autumn. Hazel, Hayley & Val have created some beautiful baskets to display throughout the home and help us prepare for the changing season. We may be sad to see summer go, but we have pumpkins and fireworks to look forward to and all the glorious colours that autumn brings.

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For the Love of Music

What a wonderful way to kick off the weekend! We had Dave Brierley come and perform a medley of songs from the '60s, '70s and '80s. Dave always finds a way to get us all moving and grooving. 

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Lunch Trip to Ethorpe

We’ve all enjoyed a scrumptious lunch out at the Ethorpe recently. We had a beautiful day filled with laughter and wonderful food, as we all shared memories and chatted the afternoon away.

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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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