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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.

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Meet our dedicated team at our open day, who can answer any questions you may have about our home.

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Life at our home

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Bank Holiday Fun

We were blessed with gorgeous weather during our May bank holiday. We all came together to enjoy drinks in the sunshine on our lovely decking area that overlooks a serene lake. Later in the day, residents, families and staff enjoyed refreshing homemade salads and ice creams to cool us all down.

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Employee of the Month - April

Congratulations to Chris Kay, who is part of our maintenance team, for being named as Chalfont Lodge's Employee of the Month. Chris always has a smile on his face and goes the extra mile for all of the staff and residents here at the home.

Chris even brought in one of his beautiful vintage cars for our Classic Car Show for all of us to see.

Resident, Hazel, presented Chris with some flowers and thanked him for all his hard work.

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15 Years at Chalfont

We recently celebrated our lovely nurse, Penka Aladzhova’s, 15th year at Chalfont Lodge.

Penka is caring, compassionate and dedicated to the residents on our Memory Lane Community. Penka always brings a ready smile to work and looks after her care team with the same kindness that she shows to residents.

We are very grateful to Penka for all the years of hard work she has given to residents at Chalfont Lodge. It really is the staff who work here, like Penka, who make Chalfont a home from home.

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Classic Car Show

Our local Morris Club joined us for our 3rd Classic Car Show in recognition of our open day on 21st April.

The Morris Club is a group of local enthusiasts who spend many hours tinkering and polishing up their beloved vintage vehicles so that they can potter down the lanes on sunny summer days to showcase them at local events. There is nothing that the owners do not know about their cars, and they are always keen to share their knowledge with anyone who has a few spare minutes to ask questions.

The weather held out to make it a wonderful day for residents and our guests. They even got the chance to indulge in some Mr. Whippy ice cream.

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20 Years of Service

We were very proud to be able to celebrate Sue Henry’s 20th year at Chalfont Lodge. Sue started work when the building was brand new and the rooms were all empty – and has stayed with us ever since.

Sue is a vibrant and supportive member of our team, always taking time to mentor and train new staff. She is a highly trained Carer and supports residents with their most complex needs.

Sue is full of fun and laughter and, over the years, has always found the time to bring a smile to the faces of residents and staff alike.

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Employee of the Month - March

We are saying a special thank you to Daniela, one of our wonderful Carers, who works with in our Sunningdale community. Daniela was voted as Employee of the Month for March by the residents she cares for. Both Andrew and Phyllis were particularly keen to say thank you to Daniela for all her hard work, dedication and kindness.

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Upcoming events

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Community Singing

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

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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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Dementia Action Week

We’re taking action to help improve the lives of people living with dementia.

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