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 19th January, who can answer any questions you may have about our home.

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Life at our home

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Community Choir Performance

On the 19th of December we were very proud to perform as a choir made up of residents, staff & volunteers to a room of residents, friends and family! We had a lovely festive morning singing Christmas Carols and drinking mulled wine.

Louise Hamer, our Music Therapist, had been working for weeks with the choir to make sure we would all be perfect on the day. Thanks Louise.

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U3A Singing Group Performance

Many thanks to the Chalfont’s U3A Old Time Music Hall Singing Group who came to perform on Wednesday 5th of December, they started our Christmas celebrations off in the most wonderfully festive way. Everyone in the group is a volunteer and we cannot thank them enough for the joy that they bring when they perform at Chalfont Lodge.

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Craft Fair

On Saturday 24th November, we held a Christmas Craft Fair at Chalfont Lodge. We had been working with the residents for months to prepare handmade items to sell.

We made lavender bags with lavender grown in the garden, homemade soap, Christmas potpourri, chocolate cones & little Christmas centrepieces. We had a raffle, which is always popular, and a tombola. We also had a stall from The Body Shop and Paul Burke, who keeps bees and sells honey & hand-turned wooden gifts.

It was an amazing day! We were very well-supported by residents, their families and friends, and we were all left feeling very festive. The mulled wine and homemade cakes were delicious & we sold nearly everything we made!

What a start to our Christmas season; we raised over £800, which we will be spending on garden projects next year.

Many thanks to everyone who helped – we couldn’t have done it without all the support.

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Autumn Spendor

Autumn has come to Chalfont Lodge. We have all been enjoying the amazing colours in the garden & enjoying the last of the sunshine.

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Great British Care Awards 2018

The 10th November was a special day for Chalfont Lodge; we were regional finalists in 2 categories of the Great British Care Awards 2018. Diana Nica, our Clinical Lead, was a finalist for the 'Good Nurse Award' and everyone was included in the 'Care Home Team Award'.

The event in London was attended by some staff, and we also had a party to celebrate at Chalfont for those who couldn’t go. Unfortunately we didn’t win either category this time, but it was lovely to be recognised by a national award body.

Well done & thanks for all the continued hard work!

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Autumn Newsletter

Please click here to read the autumn edition of the Chalfont Chatter. 

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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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