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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

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Remembrance Day Preparations

Residents, their families and staff all came together to make these lovely poppies for our Rememberance Day exhibition. Residents contributed their stories from WW2 to make this a personal and poignant memorial.

The stories ranged from Molly, whose Danish family had to change their surname due to anti-foreign feelings to Rosemary, who worked on Lancaster bombers; to Grace, who was on searchlights, and Alan, who worked on troop transport planes in India.

This activity really brought home to all of us the debt we owe these people, and how lucky we are to be able to spend time with them.

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World Food Day

We celebrated World Food Day by inviting staff to cook us their national dishes. There was a wide array of food from around the world, including dishes we had never heard of, but we agreed it was all delicious and we will be round for dinner next.

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Halloween Celebrations

We held a spooktacular Halloween party featuring bloodcurdling Billy Blue Rondon on guitar entertaining everyone who attended. Residents and staff got dressed up for the occasion. It was creepy, but fun!

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Birthday Celebrations

To celebrated a resident's birthday, Chelmsford College student, Natasha, joined us to decorate some cakes. The results were fantastic and the cake was very tasty.

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Ball Games

Residents enjoyed ball games in the lounge using the conversation prompting ball. They were amused that there was writing on the ball and interested in choosing subjects to discuss in between games.

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Flamenco Dancers

We were pleased to welcome flamenco dancers, Michelle and Sam, into our home. The various costumes worn were very eye-catching and the dancing was superb, bringing back memories of holidays in Spain for many of the residents and staff as well. The ladies even had time for a cup of tea and a chat with residents after the performance and we all agreed it was a fun afternoon.

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Upcoming events

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Events & Activities in December

There's lots of fun activities scheduled throughout the month of December here at Leonard Lodge.

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