Meet our Activities Coordinator, Maria Martinez-Sanchez
Maria joined Cheverton Lodge in September 2016. She is a special lady who is a real resident advocate. She organizes meaningful activities daily for those we support. She always goes the extra mile and is a good organiser who brings international experience to us.
Activities at Cheverton Lodge
Our Activities Coordinators are committed to organising a mix of activities and events for residents and the local community to get involved in, including trips out to local places of interest in our minibus and visits from entertainers and musicians, as well as art therapy, flower arranging, Exercise to music and quizzes. It is important to us that each individual who we support can get as much from these as they can, so we try our best to arrange activities that reflect their interests and capabilities as best as possible, and encourage them to participate in any way they can. We also encourage relatives to join in with activities and events as often as they can.
Life at our home
Congratulations to Renato Altez, who was announced as the winner of the Dignity in Care Award at the Great London Care Awards on 16th November. Renato has an innate capacity to care and empathise with residents and relatives, which is why he was presented with this prestigious accolade.
We were recently visited by Wild Science. The benefits of animal therapy are well documented; simple interactions, such as stroking can be beneficial to people of all ages.
Different animals bring different textures and personalities to the session. A mixture of cute fluffy animals and silky smooth reptiles provide a great experience that stays with people long after they leave.
Animal therapy is the ideal way for residents who may be less mobile to interact with animals and benefit from a new and unique experience.
Forget all the tricks, only treats were allowed at our colourful Halloween tea party here at Cheverton Lodge. We really enjoyed decorating our Home with smiley ghosts and colourful wigs and hats for residents and staff to wear!
During the morning, some of our residents were also delighted to help out with some spider eggs in preparation for the tea party.
We had an impressive table full of sweet Halloween treats, complete with spider web plates and pumpkin napkins – and our ladies and gents really looked the part in their witches and wizard hats!
A little bit of jiving and plenty of Halloween-themed tea and cakes were enjoyed by all at our party – it was such great fun and a lovely way to get everyone together.
Golders Hill Park
We couldn't let the summer go by without visiting Golders Hill Park. Residents visited the little zoo where we could see deer and ostriches and a well deserved stop at the coffee shop for some drinks and cake.
Residents and relatives loved our visit to Kenwood House in Hampstead Heath, where they could enjoy the beautiful peaceful English countryside smack in the middle of London! It's a treasure and a wonderfully kept mansion. We definitely recommend for all history and art enthusiasts to see it!
Live Music Entertainment
Sponsored by Live Music Now, Cheverton Lodge had the opportunity to enjoy an informal concert by some of the UK’s most exciting young ensembles Fran & Flora.
Drawing on musical influences from across the globe, Francesca Terberg (cello) and Flora Curzon (violin) lead a dynamic performance involving the residents.
Christmas Activities & Events
There are plenty of fun activities planned throughout the festive period here at Cheverton Lodge.
Weekly Coffee Morning
All are welcome at Cheverton Lodge for our weekly coffee morning.
Church of England Communion Service
Every 3rd Wednesday of each month at 2.30pm, Vicar Steve Clark, from St Andrew's Church, comes to the home to visit residents for a group communion service as well as one to one visits.
Joel the Pianist
The young, talented musician, Joel, visits Cheverton Lodge every 1st and 3rd Friday of each month at 2pm, to play some piano for everyone to enjoy.
Dance Therapy with Petronella
Every Thursday at 2pm, we will be holding dance therapy sessions here at the home.
Dance movement is a therapeutic form of exercise which is great not only for physical health but also…
Don't Dine Alone
Join us to enjoy some company and a delicious meal.
Art Therapy with Lucy
We will be hosting sessions every Tuesday, from 3:00pm to 4:30pm.