Meet our Activities Coordinator, Lynn Amiri
My name is Lynn and I lead the Activities Team here at Leonard Lodge.
Since working at Leonard Lodge I have dedicated myself to ensuring that each of our residents can continue to partake in the hobbies that they have enjoyed for years. It is important that all of the residents here have access to life enriching, fun and social activities.
The whole home supports my team and I to organise activities, events and entertainment tailored to every residents preferences, abilities and needs. Each year we have a fantastically full calendar, and we look forward to the future when we can invite the families of residents to join us in the home again.
I am married with two children and two rather annoying rescue cats. 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 Leonard Lodge Care Home
Entertainers Are Back
The wait is over! Finally after over a year we are able to have our favourite entertainers back at Leonard Lodge to sing to our lovely residents.
Live music makes everyone feel great and want to join in.
Thank you to Tim Arthur we all had a lovely afternoon and we are looking forward to seeing you again soon.
New Rainbow Interactive Table
Designed with older people in mind the Rainbow Table is a great way to help residents engage in a range of different activities such as games, sensory, brain training, learning and video communication. Alongside all the fun activities there are plenty of apps developed around dementia including memory, light and sound sensory experiences.
The table has already been a big hit with the residents who have watched YouTube clips and played games against each other.
Celebrating The Queen's Birthday
Although it has been a difficult few weeks for HRH The Queen, we still wanted to celebrate the birthday of this remarkable woman.
We had a lovely morning making scones and then in the afternoon we enjoyed a Royal High Tea for her Majesty the Queen for her 95th birthday.
We tested our knowledge with a royal quiz, listened to some popular British songs and had fun with some props.
In Memory of Prince Philip
In memory of the Duke of Edinburgh, Prince Philip we spent the day of his funeral reminiscing about his life and service to the country.
We researched his service in the Navy and discussed his marriage. Some of our residents recall the wedding 73 years ago. At 3pm on Saturday 17th April we held a moments silence to mark his passing.
Raffle Prizes For Dedicated Staff
Our dedicated team at Leonard Lodge work through Bank Holidays, Easter, Christmas and weekends. So our wonderful General Manager Mihaela created a sweet-treat raffle competition for all the staff who worked over Easter to enter.
Winners were delighted with their bonus treats!
Easter At Leonard Lodge
Easter at Leonard Lodge was choc-full of egg-cellent activities and an eggs-tra special Easter lunch.
The Easter Bunny visited each residents with sweet treats for all!