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 our home
Christmas Table Decorations
Residents spent a lovely morning preparing some Christmas table decorations and getting in the festive spirit. We were supported by Liz and Tim who brought a wonderful selection of flora and fauna to inspire residents to create some wonderful and unique centre pieces, which are being greatly admired by visitors.
Fundraising for Breast Cancer
Corrina Lodge enjoyed fundraising for Breast Cancer Awareness Day. Residents and staff got into the spirit and dressed in pink for the day and, as you can see, there were some very interesting outfits about the home! The chef also made a selection of very delicious cakes for residents, staff and visitors to enjoy!
Resident, Joan, had a close encounter with a rather friendly Boa Constrictor when we were recently visited by Zoolab. Anna the ranger, who delivered the session, was super knowledgeable about all the wild and wonderful creatures we met, including a tarantula and a giant African snail. Residents said that they thoroughly enjoyed the visit!
Resident Reg and his wife Pam thoroughly enjoyed a day out to Henley on Thames with the rest of the Corrina Community. Everyone enjoyed a picnic by the river, followed by a lovely boat trip. The day was a great success with perfect weather.
We are really fortunate to have an amazing group of volunteers who visit us at Corrina Lodge and spend time chatting and getting to know residents. In return we feel it is really important to let them know they are valued and like to make a fuss of them.
We presented Brian with a very chocolatey birthday cake. Volunteer Brian, who is now retired, used to work for the Metropolitan Police and was also a London Cab Driver, so has lots of stories to share.
Residents welcomed our newest activities coordinator by putting her through the paces in an exercise session.
The weekly exercise classes are extremely popular and very well-attended, as are the monthly tai chi sessions, run by professional instructor, Charles. Residents say having the opportunity to attend exercise classes within the home is great; they find the sessions very beneficial and great fun!
Residents are also looking forward to our new 'Wakeup Workouts', which will start soon.
Christmas Activities & Events
There are lots of fun activities planned throughout the festive period here at Corrina Lodge.
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!