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

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Jubilee Celebrations

A simply lovely few days at Leonard Lodge celebrating the Platinum Jubilee.

It was lovely to see some of our neighbours and family members who joined us at our garden party for a glass bubbles!

Our whole home approach made it a special few days.

Thank you to all the carers that helped, our volunteer Alison and Edwin who made the iced red, white and blue cake. A big thank you to our Chefs Gerry and David for the delicious sandwiches and cakes.

Also thank you to the lovely and talented Carly who came to entertain our residents!

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Lest We Forget Performance

The wonderful ladies from the Lest We Forget organisation performed for us again this week and it was a brilliant afternoon.

They sang, danced, played keyboard and violin for us and we were all swept away by them.

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Music, Dancing And Drinks In The Sun

This week we made the most of the weather by getting out into courtyard to enjoy the sunshine with a bit of dancing, a cold drink and friends.

Listening to your favourite music, dancing with a loved one or friend and enjoying a glass of wine - what could be better? 

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Lamb Therapy

Sitting in the sunshine whilst holding and hand-feeding a fluffy little lamb - if this doesn't relax you then nothing will!

Performing Pets visited this week and brought with them these adorable little beauties.

We were also pleased to be able to involve some of the pupils from St Joseph The Worker Catholic School. The pupils learnt about caring for lambs and were able to hold and feed them.

It was a wonderful afternoon and we hope to be able to host both groups again soon!

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Getting The Gardens Summer Ready

With the great weather seemingly here to stay, we have been taking trips out to B&Q to ensure we have everything we need to create a beautiful garden.

We want to spend as much time in the sunshine as possible and we also want our gardens and courtyards looking fantastic too.

The residents have been choosing flowers and plants for the gardens and getting stuck in with planting and maintaining our beautiful outdoor spaces.

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Flan Making Masterclass

We have been making Jubilee inspired fruit flan this week. Our residents were keen to get stuck in and create delicately delicious desserts to enjoy in the summer sunshine.