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.
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 Edingley Lodge Care Home
A Superb Day Trip
Residents were delighted to visit Rufford Abbey Country Park which is the estate and grounds of a former 12 century Cistercian Monastery and country house. One of the main country parks that make up the broader Sherwood Forest area. We set off in the mini bus at 10am and had fantastic weather all day
Some residents took the gentle walk around the lake and some viewed the magnificent views from their wheelchairs
Wine tasting virtual event
We had a lovely time joining Hospitality Manager, Christophe Noel and special guests Lee Isaacs DipWSET and Nick Parker from Unity Wines and Spirits – as they introduced us to wine tasting techniques, the history of wine and wine making, as well as consumer attitudes.
Our residents had the opportunity to try a variety of wines from sparkling and white to rose and red, alongside a selection of delicious treats.
It was a wonderful experience, enjoyed by all.
Enjoying a breath of fresh air
Our beautiful garden is a great environment for our residents and families to sit in, relax and enjoy a variety of amazing outdoor activities.
With the help of our residents and staff, we have decorated our grounds with colourful plants and pots, and created a designated seating area for the summer months.
In our outdoor space we happily welcome entertainers, community members, families and friends, and organise specially selected activities, sessions and games.
International Housekeeping Week
In recognition of International Housekeeping Week, we would like to acknowledge and say a big thank you to our Housekeeping Team at the home.
During the week, we spent time learning interesting facts about housekeepers from Victorian times to present day, and our residents reminisced about housekeeping and how it has changed over the years with all the inventions that have brought change into modern homes.
We wrote thank you cards to our housekeepers and looked at old adverts for cleaning brands, which many of our residents remembered.
Residents enjoy great story telling!
Edingley Lodge had a treat in store for their resident bookworms on September 13th as residents all joined in to celebrate the wonderful work of Roald Dahl.
Roald Dahl Day celebrates the birthday of one of the greatest storytellers of all time. The prolific writer is known for penning many popular children’s books including Matilda, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, The BFG, Fantastic Mr Fox, James and the Giant Peach to name but a few. He also wrote many books and short stories for adults, often with a twist in the tale. His books have been translated into 58 different languages and have sold well over 200 million copies worldwide.
The homes Activities team celebrated some of the most cherished and well known Roald Dahl stories. Residents joined in by reading and discussing their favourite Roald Dahl book and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.
V&A Dundee Scottish Galleries
We had a lovely time joining Becca Clark and James Wylie – members of V&A Dundee’s exhibitions team – as they took us on a virtual tour of the museum’s incredible Scottish Design Galleries.
We were introduced to the wide range of unique objects at the galleries from architecture and engineering, jewellery and textiles to theatre and their fascinating stories.
And we were able to learn more about the importance of all objects in telling the rich and varied history of Scottish design.
It was a lovely talk, enjoyed by all.