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
Virtual Dog Show
Kingfisher Lodge would like to thank everyone who entered there dogs into our virtual dog competition.
Easter started on Good Friday when we had an Easter quiz and everyone had warm hot-cross buns. Saturday was Easter nest making and decorating Easter bonnets. Sunday was a visit from Barchie Bear, who was giving out Easter eggs to all our residents and a wonderful Easter lunch and buffet for tea. On Monday, they all enjoyed more hot cross buns, Easter cakes, a tea party in the garden and Easter visits and videos calls from families.
Monthly Charity Donations
Kingfisher Lodge has been donating to a different Charity each month from the start of 2021.
In the month of March, we held a raffle for Comic Relief, then all the staff and residents wore funny hats to raise money for brain tumour research.
Mothers Day Celebrations
Celebrations for everyone. Delivery of beautiful bouquets for all the ladies in the home. Special afternoon three course lunch prepared and served by the chef, complete with chocolates and fizz, Then an afternoon of music and laughter too.
World Book Day
We love to read here at Kingfisher Lodge and today we got dressed up for the occasion too. We read short stories of Roald Dahl and reminisced about childhoods gone by.
Spring has sprung
Spring was definitely in the air as we celebrated St David's day this year. There was Daffodil's for everyone. Afternoon tea and a quiz for us all to enjoy.
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.