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.
Activities and Events Partnerships
As part of our bespoke life-enrichment programmes, we host a number of live virtual events in the home on a regular basis through a number of partnerships with places of interest and world class performance companies
Life at Cheverton Lodge Care Home
Cheverton Lodge, had an afternoon session of aqua magical painting in the garden. Residents really enjoyed the new water colour magic painting equipment, is fantastic and is proving a real hit among them. Residents could see each colourful image appear giving them a real sense of achievement.
The Bar is now open!
Residents and relatives at Cheverton Lodge enjoyed a sunny day in our beautiful garden. Played quiz in the morning, Dance Therapy with Petronella in the afternoon to finish this glorious day with the Bar open for everybody to enjoy a selection of bubbly, refreshing drinks. Cheers!
Residents at Cheverton Lodge enjoyed making bread with the activities team, using the bread making machine. These facilities are very important to the home because some ladies were keen bakers and enjoyed baking for their families in the past. The home was filled with wonderful baking smells and residents are looking forward to sampling the bread this afternoon and comparing it to shop bought bread.
Residents and staff at Cheverton lodge had a busy lead up to Easter with a variety of themed activities. Special flower arrangements, eating hot cross buns, decorating the home and getting the garden ready for the egg hunting- Cheverton style! The weekend weather was glorious, so we made the most of the garden, enjoying the fresh air with family and friends.
Today was a very special day at Cheverton Lodge. Joan celebrated her 102nd birthday in style! Joan's nephew and his wife took her for a lovely walk to the park. At their return, residents received her with flowers and birthday cards and a fantastic party in the garden to celebrate in the sunshine, which Joan loved! Head chef Laeeq baked a delicious chocolate cake for the occasion. Happy birthday Joan!
International Nurses Day
With the worst of the pandemic hopefully behind us, it remains important that we acknowledge the vital role that nurses and healthcare staff play, not just at times of acute need, but supporting us in our everyday lives. At Cheverton Lodge we know that our residents respect and treasure the staff we have and we cannot speak highly enough of their importance and the contribution they make here. A nursing home is not just about bricks and mortar, nor the people who live here - it is about the constituent parts that go to make up our little community. Our staff are a key element in this, not merely employees, but invaluable members of our ‘family’ who help to make Cheverton Lodge community the special entity that it is. Thank you!