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
Keeping Skills Sharp
Peter filled our home with music yesterday. His beautiful playing is the legacy of a lifetime of practice which is inspiring to listen too. We are lucky to be able to enjoy his skills at Leonard Lodge.
Vaccination Day At Leonard Lodge
We are delighted to announce that the staff and residents at Leonard Lodge all received their first dose of the Covid-19 vaccination over the weekend. This is a huge step forward to protecting the residents and team from the pandemic.
General Manager, Mihaela Munteanu said: “Last year was a year like never before and the vaccine feels like the light at the end of the tunnel at last. My team have been amazing and have risen to every challenge during this pandemic. We all cheered when we heard that we were getting the vaccine. I am so proud that we are playing our part to ensure the most vulnerable are protected.”
Thank you to the NHS vaccination team!
We are all prepared for Christmas and have a lovely postbox in reception, which is currently empty. The postbox will take Christmas cards and Carehome.co.uk reviews. If you have items to drop off, please knock and the office staff will come to the door to take them.
Christmas Jumper Day
Staff and residents took part in Save the Children's Christmas Jumper Day, and to make things even more fun, Activities Coordinator, Julie, set up a photo booth. There were props, an artificial log fire, a beautifully decorated tree and some willing participants. We had a fun day and raised money for a worthwhile cause.
Preparations for Christmas are well under way. Residents have been creating post boxes, setting up their home made nativity scenes and dressing the 8 Christmas trees that we have throughout the home. It's hard work, but it's always accompanied by cups of tea, mince pies and lots of laughter.
Residents enjoy their Friday morning bingo, which has been a tradition at Leonard Lodge for many years. Residents love games of bingo, cups of tea, chats and the occasional reminiscence session, and the lucky winners get to choose a prize. The chocolates are very popular; the toothpaste not so much.