Meet our Activities Coordinator, Sharon Rickman
Hi, my name is Sharon, and I'm part of the activities team here at Corrina Lodge and have worked here for over 20 years. I thoroughly enjoy my job and have achieved an NVQ Level 3 in Activities whilst working here. During my time here, I have met some truly amazing people and I feel privileged to work in a home with such a sense of community.
Activities at our home
We understand that the people we support have passions and interests that could be difficult to pursue after moving into a care home – but that doesn’t mean we don’t encourage them to try! Some hobbies can define a person, so our Activities Coordinators are dedicated to ensuring that everyone we support is able to do what makes them happy to the best of their abilities. Social events are organised with individual tastes in mind and with the idea that residents have the opportunity to try new and exciting things.
Life at Corrina Lodge Care Home
Residents and staff enjoyed an afternoon of fun, music and laughter together, celebrating fashion and culture. Staff came dressed up in their finest attire and hit the Corrina Lodge Catwalk. Some of the traditional costumes were absolutely beautiful. The show made for a vibrant display with a wide mixture of costumes, including a monkey and a lion. Our three resident judges said it was impossible to choose a winner, as everybody looked so fantastic!
Queens Birthday Celebrations
Corrina Lodge enjoyed a very royal knees up and celebrated the Queens special day with her. Her Royal Highness arrived and brought a smile to everyone’s faces at Corrina Lodge. There were some tasty treats to enjoy at the party, including a particularly delicious Victoria sponge. Many of the residents and staff took the opportunity to have a photo taken with her majesty. Pictured is Joan who really got into the spirit and fun of the day. Residents also reminisced and shared some of their wonderful memories of meeting and seeing the Queen, which was lovely!
VE Day Celebrations
Residents and staff at Corrina Lodge joined together to celebrate this year’s very special 75th VE Day Anniversary, which somehow seemed even more poignant in these current times.
There was singing, laughter and reminiscing for many of the residents. We had also arranged for an entertainer to compile a special VE Day DVD for residents to enjoy, which contained some VE Day memories, songs and some special messages from residents family and friends, which had been edited in.
Pictured is Glenys enjoying our traditional street party lunch and keeping the flag flying!
A wonderful time was had by all!
Over the Rainbow
Residents and staff at Corrina Lodge enjoyed working together on an art project to create a wonderful rainbow. The creative sessions encouraged a sense of community, with lots of laughter and fun throughout.
The finished piece of art shared a message of hope, unity and joy, which is now being displayed in our upstairs window. We hope the wider community and people passing by enjoy our rainbow.
Residents at Corrina Lodge really enjoyed a photo sharing session with their fellow residents. It was really interesting to hear about the memories and stories behind the photos, and a great opportunity to continue getting to know each other. We are planning to have more of these sessions and encourage staff team members to join in. We may be having to physically adhere to social distancing, but we are certainly remaining very much in touch emotionally.
Photos shared told tales of a young man driving a tractor, a young girl's passion for horses and visiting the stables, a very special birthday celebration with family and a proud husband sharing a photo of his lovely wife.
The Sun is Shining
Residents thoroughly enjoyed the warmth of the sun in our lovely garden at this morning’s Well-being Session. We all felt it was exactly the right time to venture into the garden and make the most of the wonderful weather.
Residents are invited to attend a weekly session, where we do guided relaxation together. Most recently, we took a woodland walk and talked about ways to improve and maintain our general physical and mental health.
Residents are encouraged to share their ideas and knowledge at the classes, and one of our lovely admin team has kindly offered to share some of the exercises and benefits of pilates at one of our future sessions, which we are all looking forward to.
Continuing Life Enrichment
During this unprecedented time, we have a number of measures in place to ensure residents remain engaged, connected and socially active.
Come along to our friendly and informal group and enjoy a chat over a hot drink and delicious cakes.
Don't Dine Alone
Enjoy some company and a nutritious lunch!