Meet our Activities Coordinator, Victoria Hunt
I’m Vicky and I have been working here at Kingfisher Lodge since April 2016. I began my career at Barchester working in the kitchen, but I soon realised that I wanted to spend more time with residents.
I’ve been a florist for over 10 years and enjoy showing residents my creative side.
I organise events, guest entertainers, all of our daily activities and one-to-one sessions for those who prefer not to join in with group activities.
I really enjoy this role and love coming to work.
Activities at our home
Activities are the cornerstone of a wholesome home experience and our Activities Coordinators are always putting their creative minds to the test by organising new and exciting social events for residents to partake in. Of course, we take into account the likes and dislikes of those we support, so if someone doesn’t feel like trying something new, there will always be something on offer to reflect their personal interests. For the people who may just prefer some peace and quiet instead, we also offer one-to-one time that can be enjoyed with a nice cup of coffee or just a simple chat – whatever they desire.
Life at Kingfisher Lodge Care Centre
99th Birthday Celebrations
Elsie received lots of cards and gifts as the day came to celebrate her 99th birthday during lockdown.
Friends and staff made it the best day for her and opened the garden on Sunday for a special visit from her daughter and grandson.
Elsie also enjoyed a video call from her other daughter, a special cake and a celebratory tea with other residents. Lots of singing happy birthday went on all day from all the staff around the home, which Elsie enjoyed joining in with.
Elsie said she has had a lovely day, and enjoyed the homemade cake so much thath she wanted another slice.
Kingfisher Lodge has opened its beautiful gardens to host the long-awaited reunions of our residents and their loved ones. Afternoons have been spent in the lovely sunny Saltford under appropriately spaced gazebos.
Emotions have ran high as only to be expected,, but the tears were of joy, and it was lovely to here laughter along with the trains speeding by over the fence. The garden flowers, scents, the birds and the weather has made the visits a joy to be a part of.
All Barchester guidelines have been followed, including disinfecting the garden furniture after each visit.
Kingfisher Lodge had a lovely couple who have celebrated another wedding anniversary in the home. This year, they were treated to a lovely meal, drinks with staff and a beautiful cake made and decorated by Head Chef, Karen. After the meal, the looked forward to a socially distanced afternoon with some of their loved ones who came in for a visit.
Residents at Kingfisher Lodge have loved the correspondence from the local community and friends and family of staff.
Letters, pictures, gifts and postcards arrived from local schools; friends children and even strangers have been a great support, comfort and talking point through lockdown and are very much appreciated.
Residents have come together to read these lovely written gifts, and they have brightened up the home.
Kingfisher Lodge celebrated the hard work that all their carers do. The carers were treated to something every day. Carers loved the daily surprises!
When the Queen Came to Visit
Residents at Kingfisher Lodge enjoyed the Queen visiting in the garden. A lovely afternoon was had by all eating cake and drinking tea in the sunshine. There was lots of singing, including 'Happy Birthday' to queen Elizabeth, and our national anthem. There was lots of laughing, as the Queen waved to all the residents and they practiced their royal wave back.
Continuing Life Enrichment
During this unprecedented time, we have a number of measures in place to ensure residents remain engaged, connected and socially active.
We're inviting our older neighbours to join us for a selection of delicious treats with some great company.
Our monthly Dementia Café provides a warm, inviting and relaxed environment for people with dementia and their carers to socialise.
Don't Dine Alone
We know that meal times can be lonely for some older people.
Free Room Hire
We have a room that is available for hire to local professionals.