Meet our Activities Coordinator, Maria Martinez-Sanchez
I have been part of the Cheverton Lodge family since September 2016.
My role is to ensure that our residents live life to their fullest and provide them with a varied and enriching programme of events including shopping events, gin tasting, history talks, art lessons, gardening clubs and much, much more.
I also see my role as an advocate for all of our residents in their local community here in Islington and ensure to bring community groups into the home as well as maintaining relationships outside of Cheverton Lodge
Every day I try to go that extra mile for every resident and that gives me such a buzz!
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 Cheverton Lodge Care Home
The Cheverton Lodge Gardening Club
The Cheverton Lodge Gardening Club is lead by our green fingered General Manager Earl Elliott and they were busy this week. Marcela particularly loves watering the tomato plants and watching the strawberries grow and is looking forward to eating them once they are ripe. But who will get to pick them first, the squirrels or us ? Call us to arrange to visit our beautiful home and find out more about our life enrichment programme.
National Fish and Chip Day
The best fish & chips in London, served here at Cheverton Lodge. We all had a great day celebrating National Fish and Chip Day. Residents had a choice of eating in our beautiful dinning room or enjoying their lunch in the garden take away style. Topped of we a cold glass of beer and a glass on wine. Delicious. To find out more about our delicious menu and life at Cheverton Lodge contact us to arrange a visit. We would be delighted to show you round.
Creating beautiful floral masterpieces with Blooming Haus.
Cheverton Lodge were delighted to spend time creating beautiful floral masterpieces in partnership with Blooming Haus following their amazing virtual flower arranging. We all had a wonderful time decorating and working on our arrangement and we are happy to say we were impressed with our skills in applying all the tips and ideas learnt during the class to make a colourful floral design.
We all enjoy being in the garden so Nicola's visit from Kissing it better was extra special. Residents enjoyed a musical morning in our beautiful garden at Cheverton Lodge. We enjoyed the music and had a dance along.
VE Day memories
Residents at Cheverton Lodge in Islington marked the anniversary of VE Day, also known as Victory in Europe Day, by organizing a variety of special activities. The home was specially decorated for the occasion and residents gathered together for a tea party. Residents got involved in a sing-along, themed talks and reminiscence of previous VE day celebrations.
Time for tea
At Barchester Cheverton Lodge any time is a good time for tea but there is no better time to celebrate than National Tea Day. National Tea Day is the time Britain takes to celebrate its longstanding relationship with the steeped drink. Their love for tea is so deep that collectively they consume more than 60 billion cups a year. That’s upwards of 165 million cups a day.