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
103rd Birthday Celebrations
Leonard Lodge resident, Ellen, celebrated her 103rd birthday with a beautifully decorated cake and a small tipple. Ellen was thrilled to be able to FaceTime her family, who are scattered all round the world on her special day.
Residents have been enjoying time out in the garden. They really enjoyed planting and we are all looking forward to a beautiful garden full of colour in the summer.
VE Day Celebrations
Residents enjoyed VE day celebrations with a cup of tea and a singalong with Dame Vera. There was lots of reminiscing about air raids, dances and being evacuated, as many of our residents were; and discussions about the decorations and posters shown in this photo. It was agreed that it was a time of sadness, but also a time of joy and hope for a peaceful future.
Resident, Mary, is posing with just some of the Lindt treats that her daughter, Anne, managed to secure as a donation from a local shop for residents and staff. The gesture was much appreciated, and we would like to thank Anne for the thought and for being so persuasive.
Residents have been fortunate to receive some lovely paintings from grandchildren, the children of staff, neighbours children and local school children. Receiving them brings a smile to the residents' faces, and they are much appreciated. We decided to put them on display so that everybody could see them every day.
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.