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 our home
Christmas Tree Festival
Residents enjoyed a trip to St Johns Church in Keynsham to see the Christmas tree festival. A whole church full of Christmas trees decorated by local schools, shops and charities. We all loved it so much we have put our names down to enter next year. Voting for your favourite was great fun too.
A lovely hot chocolate was enjoyed on the cold windy and rainy afternoon.
We had a lovely afternoon decorating wreaths to display around the home, lots of fun and lots of people admiring them. We also enjoyed mince pies and hot coffee.
Local School Visited Kingfisher Lodge
We held an intergenerational session with our local school, Saltford Primary, they visit us once a month to join in activities with our residents, always a happy and rewarding afternoon to be a part of. The afternoon finishes with chocolate and beverages for all.
We enjoyed a visit from Zoo lab, which went down so well with our memory lane residents, who weren't scared of the animals. We had rats, guinea pigs ,small snakes and a large snail.
Resident, Brian at Kingfisher Lodge Care Centre had wanted to take his friend Stella bowling for a while now, so staff at the home made his wish a reality.
Brian has lived at at Kingfisher lodge for over a year now and is beloved by staff and residents alike. Staff at the home were delighted to be a part of his wish come true, as they knew how much it meant to him. Brian is always “saying he would like to take his friend Stella out for a coffee, and to do something like bowling”.
They have been great friends as soon as Stella came to live there and are looking forward to a great Christmas together.
Vicky and Kelly, the activity team at Kingfisher lodge made the trip to Hollywood bowl happen. It was a great afternoon followed by milkshakes. Stella was over the moon to get a strike , and she didn’t mind that Brian won. Lots of laughing and a promise was made to return again.
Residents Get Pinky
Kingfisher Lodge Care Centre in Saltford joined in with celebrating Wear It Pink Day during Breast Cancer Awareness Month along with hundreds of thousands of other people across the UK and raised a fantastic total of £76.00 for charity.
Wear It Pink is a Breast Cancer awareness campaign which has so far raised £31.5million for breast cancer since the campaign started in 2002. Schools, businesses and families get together to eat, wear and make something pink in order to raise money for breast cancer.
The residents tucked into their favourite pink treats made by the home’s chef with help from friends, family, staff and residents! Everyone in the home, including the carers all added something pink to their outfits to celebrate the day. Everyone bought pink raffle tickets to win lots of pink prizes, and they all participated in the big pink quiz.
Patricia, a resident at Kingfisher lodge, said: ‘Wear It Pink Day is a great opportunity for us to invite our friends and family to the home as long as they are up for wearing and eating something pink! We love to get involved knowing that it is going to such a great cause’.
Clare Sinclair General Manager at Kingfisher lodge said: ‘It’s great to see everyone getting so involved in Wear It Pink Day. We all loved it when friends and family join the home for an afternoon of fun, pink and fundraising!’
Events & Activities in January
There are plenty of fun activities lined up throughout January here at Kingfisher Lodge.
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.