Meet our Activities Coordinator, Lauren Argyle

Lauren is the Activities Lead Coordinator here at Edingley Lodge. No day is ever the same. She arranges varied daily acitvities and events which helps create a stimulating and developing engagement programme, to enhance the quality of life for each resident within the home. She joins the team with ample experience in coordinating activities at a local private nursery.

Our activities team are great at building the activities programme around the likes and interests of the people we care for. Ensuring that our social events offer fun and adventure is part of the ethos of our home; it’s important that those we support can enjoy an active and social lifestyle. Of course, there will always be those who prefer peace and quiet, and in these instances, a cup of tea and a chat are always welcomed.

Life at Edingley Lodge Care Home

Residents enjoy tour of Hereford Cathedral

We had a lovely time joining the team from Hereford Cathedral for an exciting virtual session.

We enjoyed a glimpse of this spectacular building and its treasures in a series of short pre-recorded videos. From the stunning gardens which lead down to the River Wye, to the Mappa Mundi and Chained Library.

It was wonderful to learn more about the history and beauty of Hereford Cathedral.

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Floral designs at Edingley Lodge

Here at Edingley Park we were delighted to spend time creating a beautiful floral masterpiece to enter the #BloomingBarchester competition in partnership with Blooming Haus following their amazing virtual flower arranging masterclass. 

We all had a wonderful time decorating and working on our arrangement and we are happy to say we were impressed with our skills in applying all the tips and ideas learnt during the class to make a colourful floral design.

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Keeping fit with the Green Goddess

Residents at Edingley Lodge were thrilled to join a lovely armchair exercise session with the Green Goddess, the famous and glamorous fitness guru on BBC’s Breakfast Time in the 1980’s, presented through Shackletons Furniture Company.

Diana Moran BEM - the Green Goddess says: “Even if we spend more time sitting than walking, we can still maintain wellbeing at any age if we sit with the proper support, posture, correct height and balance in our chairs”.

The wellbeing session, along with a talk on mindfulness and the importance of mental health, brought great memories to the residents and triggered a wave of interesting reminiscing conversations.

We are excited to work with our amazing partners like Shackletons and their Wellness Ambassador Diana Moran.

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A peek inside Knowsley Safari Park

Staff and residents at Barchester’s Edingley Lodge were treated to an exciting live streaming tour of Knowsley Safari, hosted by Engagement Assistant, Verity Dann.

Knowsley Safari has been welcoming visitors for 50 years since it opened in July 1971.  Situated in the Knowsley area of Merseyside, the safari park is home to 750 animals on a 550 acre site, it boasts the longest safari drive in the UK.

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V&A Mary Quant talk

As part of our life enrichment virtual programme, team members and residents at Edingley Lodge enjoyed a ‘Mary Quant Life and Time’ virtual talk, hosted by @VADundee.

The residents took a journey back to the swinging sixties and the height of liberated fashion with the first major exhibition in 50 years of the seminal British designer’s work. Everyone at the home was able to explore how her unique style developed from humble beginnings and went on to change the face of fashion forever.

Quant captured the spirit of the swinging sixties and pioneered a business model that reshaped the industry, making designer fashion far more accessible for women and men.

The talk also focused on Quant’s career and influences, the personal stories behind some of the stylish outfits in the exhibition, V&A Dundee’s #SewQuant campaign and even a peek behind the scenes.

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Our Salon is Open!

Our salon recently re-opened and residents have been keen to get in for some self-care.