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.
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 Corrina Lodge Care Home
Earlier this week we took some of our lovely gentleman residents out for a trip to the arcades.
We all had so much fun and it was so lovely to see them enjoying themselves.
We are very much enjoying being able to fulfil residents wishes again.
Earlier today, we took this picture of Len, one of our fabulous respite residents, to send to his wife.
Len wanted his wife to know what excellent company he keeps here at Corrina Lodge.
She's naughty and nice
This is our amazing Head Chef Kathleen Foster.
Kathleen has worked in the care sector all of her working life. She has a great understanding of what our residents' needs for their diets and always does her utmost to accommodate them.
She love's to make home cooked dishes from scratch and always promote a nutritional diet. Kathleen enjoy's cooking traditional dishes that residents can relate to and look as good as they taste.
On the naughty but nice side, Kathleen pride's myself on baking some delicious cakes and biscuits for residents to enjoy.
Nothing is too much trouble and she will always do her best to create a wonderful dining experience for the Corrina Community
Celebrating our Team
Last week was 'International Carers Week'.
Corrina Lodge's General Manager, Dumitru used the opportunity to spoil our much loved carers and supporting teams. It was time to celebrate our staff.
Dumitru himself lit our BBQ and served the team with a lunch time BBQ to say thank you for all their hard work and dedication.
The BBQ was a great success and thoroughly enjoyed by one and all.
We are so lucky to have such a wonderful team.
We had such a wonderful time at our Jubilee Celebrations and enjoyed a delicious spread prepared by our amazing chef Kathleen. Guests were welcomed by our manager Dumitru who really got into the spirit of the celebrations and greeted guests dressed as a Beefeater Royal Palace Guard. We were also joined by the very talented U3A Ukulele Band. Residents, their family and friends said they had had an absolute blast.
A visit from Madam Mayor in International Nurses Day
The Corrina Lodge Community were so pleased to welcome Surrey Heath Mayor to their home as part of the International Nurses Day Celebrations. Corrina Lodge has an amazing team of nurses and we wanted to say thank you for all their hard work and dedication to our community.
Three of our wonderful residents have also been dedicated nurses and it was great to hear their stories.
Madam Mayor presented gifts to everyone including our fantastic manager Dumitru, who is also a registered nurse.
We also took this opportunity to plant a tree as part of the Queens Green Canopy initiative to mark the Platinum Jubilee 2022. The initiative invites people across the UK to plant a tree and we chose a Spring Cherry.
We finished the day with some delicious treats served by our wonderful chefs Kathleen and Marcin.
The day was absolutely fantastic and enjoyed by all.