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 Leonard Lodge Care Home
The art club went into full crafting mode in February producing an array of Valentine's Day cards, which they then displayed in the dining room for all to see.
We had a party on Valentine's Day and it was a double celebration because resident, Rhoda, pictured here with entertainer Billy Blue Rondo, turned 90. Rhoda was joined by family, friends and residents for a knees-up and no less than three birthday cakes were consumed.
We all had a lovely time and it was just the start for Rhoda who enjoyed 4 days of celebrations with family who had travelled from around the world to help her celebrate.
We recently welcomed the latest member of the activities team, Leo, the interactive cat. Leo has proved to be a big hit within residents and staff alike, providing calm and relaxed environment with his soft fur, loving purrs and cute face.
Our new activities coordinator, Aaron, has set up an arts club, which has expanded rapidly over the past couple of weeks. Members of the arts club enjoy expressing their creative talents and taking part in the weekly 'Artist of the Week' competition.
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.