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.
Activities and Events Partnerships
As part of our bespoke life-enrichment programmes, we host a number of live virtual events in the home on a regular basis through a number of partnerships with places of interest and world class performance companies
Life at Leonard Lodge Care Home
International Beer Day
Residents celebrated International Beer day by sampling various beers from different countries, doing a quiz and finding out some fun facts.
Everyday at Leonard Lodge is welcome to come to our reception cafe for a choice of teas, coffees and cakes.
Most weeks we have themed afternoon teas, and most recently, we celebrated the Tokyo Olympics by sampling some various sweet and savoury snacks from around the world.
90th Birthday Celebrations
We celebrated one of our lovely resident's 90th birthday with a Mad Hatters Tea Party.
The residents thoroughly enjoyed the tea party, with engaging conversations, poems and building friendships, as we also celebrated International Friendship Day.
National Beer Day
Welcome to the ‘Leonard Lodge Inn’ ....residents celebrated International Beer Day with a selection of beers and ciders including Heineken, Stella, Carlsberg and Kopparberg.
Residents enjoyed pub snacks, music, discussions on Pride month , football bets and of course beer pong!
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.