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 Cheverton Lodge Care Home
We celebrated Violet's 103rd birthday recently in style. Lots of friends, family members, residents and staff members joined us to enjoy the party.
Trip to Hampstead
Residents enjoyed a lovely afternoon out to The Freemason's Arms pub. No Guinness, but a great cappuccino and delicious cakes!
Festive Trip Out
Residents had the opportunity to see the stunning sights of the big city, enjoying the world famous lights of Oxford & Regent Streets. All the big names were also on the 'must see' list, including the likes of Big Ben, Lord Nelson himself at Trafalgar Square, The Parliament, London Eye, Piccadilly Circus and Harrods.
They have also enjoyed a lovely afternoon tea at Sunshine Garden Centre in Muswell Hill and were delighted with the Christmas decorations shop in there!
A big thank you to everyone who joined us for our Christmas party. Franz Hepburn delighted us with his special Christmas-themed musical show and quiz entertainment which everyone enjoyed a lot.
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.