Meet our Activities Coordinator, Lynn Amiri
I am married with 2 children and 2 rather annoying rescue cats. I have worked in a variety of roles, from office administration to peer mediation in a local school.
I lived in Italy for a number of years and love all Italian food, especially when somebody else cooks it for me!
I love to read, especially crime novels. I am a regular theatre goer with a passion for musicals. I like to sing and dance (albeit badly!).
Activities at Leonard Lodge
Our activities team offer a wide range of social events, from the very popular Friday morning bingo, to gentle exercise sessions, skittles, regular animal visits and arts & crafts sessions. We are fortunate to have a team of volunteers who stop by weekly to provide additional support, allowing residents the opportunity for one-to-one sessions. These sessions could include anything, even something as simple as playing a game of Scrabble or just having a cup of tea and a chat. We believe that it is essential to support people in such a way that they are able to continue to live full and happy lives doing the things that they enjoy.
Life at our home
Christmas Eve Party
We had a Christmas Eve party where the entertainment was provided by Leonard Lodge's favourite Tim Arthur, and the food & wine flowed as we drew the raffle. There was an impressive array of prizes, all of which had been donated by visitors and staff and we are thrilled to say that we raised £400 for the activities fund. A big thank you to everyone who helped!
The ladies of Leonard spent an afternoon making table decorations and we all agreed they did a really good job. They gave the dining tables a real festive air and attracted lots of admiring comments from staff and visitors.
We were thrilled to welcome Juana and Michelle back to Leonard Lodge. The ladies brought back memories of Spanish holidays for many of the residents and there were lots of smiling faces and some happy tears. After a group dance with residents and visitors, the ladies joined us for a well deterved cup of tea and a chat.
Pumpkin Carving Competition
Following the residents meeting we relaxed with tea and cake and then got down to the serious business of judging the pumpkin carving competition.
The winner by one vote was the admin team. Pictured here is office manager Sheree accepting the prize on behalf of the team. Luckily for us the team couldn't wait to open the chocolates, so we all got one.
Retirement Tea Party
We held a retirement tea party for our activities coordinator Jenny, who is retiring after 16 years at Leonard Lodge. Jenny will be greatly missed by residents and staff alike, but she has promised to come back and visit soon.
International Food Week Celebration
To celebrate International Food Week the residents tasted delicious meals from different countries such as Spain, France and India and to make sure that the staff didn't miss out our lovely International colleagues, cooked and brought in their national dishes. The food was very popular and didn't last long.