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
War of the Words
Our games afternoons are hugely popular within the Corrina community. Residents really like settling into an afternoon of Scrabble or dominoes, and took the challenge very seriously indeed. .
Residents at Corrina Lodge thoroughly enjoyed getting creative with some wonderful pottery painting. The local Mrs Pott's Pottery Place in Camberley have wonderful kits that you can purchase and take home to work your magic. The painted pottery is then returned to them to be fired. The end results were really impressive, as you can see from the photos.
It was wonderful to see the concentration and smiles on residents' faces during this activity!
Wear it Pink Day
Corrina Lodge enjoyed a full day of fun. Everyone really got into the spirit of the day and did a great job of raising awareness and funds for breast cancer awareness.
We linked up with family and friends, who also joined us virtually to help raise funds. Families posted their pink photos and we shared our pictures with them.
There was a sweepstake, a pink raffle and a 'pin the beak on the flamingo' game. Our Head Chef provided us with some delicious cakes for all to enjoy.
During the afternoon, there was a special 'wear pink bingo' session, which residents thoroughly enjoyed. We are hoping to raise more funds as the week goes on, but so far so good.
Meet Our RA
Resident Chairman, Mark, continues to be a really warm, positive and supportive member of the Corrina Lodge community.
Mark prides himself on spending time getting to know residents, and in pre-COVID times, their families too, and is always about to welcome new residents.
He also works closely with the activities team and chairs a monthly committee meeting, giving residents an opportunity to share their voices.
Beside the Seaside
Residents shared a wonderful afternoon with lots of laughter and enjoyed a final visit to the seaside before autumn truly sets in.
A fish and chip lunch was enjoyed by all and then we spent an afternoon by the sea, reminiscing and sharing memories and stories together of holidays, strolling along the prom, swimming in the sea, rock pooling and so much more.
We finished the afternoon with ice creams all round and an opportunity for a postcard photo snap!
One of our lovely residents, Roy, who has recently joined the Corrina Lodge, has kindly shared his wonderful story. Roy said he decided to write down some of his memories and called it, ‘The ramblings of a Geriatric Odd Job Man’.
Roy talks about different stages of his life, from aged 4 and upwards. He has been sharing his evocative tale with his fellow residents, as we have been celebrating literacy in all its colour here at Corrina.
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!