Meet our Lifestyle Enrichment Coordinator, Gitana Norvaisiene

Gitana Norvaisiene is our Life Enrichment Coordinator. She oversees and organises all social activities within the home. Although Gitana only recently took up the Coordinators role she was previously a carer at Lynde House. Within her first year she was honoured with being shortlisted at the National Barchester Awards in the category of Activities Coordinator of the year and also won with her team  of residents and local school pupils the Barchester In Bloom best Flower display

Activities at Lynde House

Our Activities Coordinators get a real buzz off their work here as enthusiasm is essential for the role. We decorate and celebrate for all the big annual events, Valentine's Day, Easter, Mothering Sunday and much more. There are also regular fixtures in our activities programme, including bingo, a sherry morning and quizzes, that are always well-attended. There's also an International Day that we hold to celebrate the wonderful ethnic diversity of our staff, where members of our team and their families give up their time to showcase their national costumes, dances and songs. Of course, we also have activities and services tailored to those residents who prefer the quiet life, such manicures or simply a friendly chat and a cup of tea. We always do our best to learn about residents' hobbies and interests and try to arrange our activities programme around their individual likes and dislikes.

Life at Lynde House Care Home

95th Birthday Celebrations!

95th birthday celebrations were held in the visiting suite on Sunday, family enjoyed their visit to see mum, with the suite decorated for the special event and the homemade cake from our chef it really was a special day for everyone!

Life Enrichment at Lynde House

This year we will be sending a very personal Christmas card to our relatives and friends, beautifully designed and coloured by our residents, it’s an inspiration to see the pleasure residents have continuing long term interests and learning new ones too. Don’t be alone and sad this winter come and enjoy life at Lynde House, we have so much planned for December and beyond! Contact us today for more details

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Diwali Festival

Residents and staff at Lynde House joined together on Saturday to celebrate Diwali, it was a beautiful day with light, colour and delicious food. Many of our team wore their traditional dress and danced with residents, great way to stretch and learn new moves! Tony was first to take to the floor, no one missed out as residents less sprightly enjoyed watching as the team danced in the corridors! See our video on our Facebook page - @barchesterlyndehouse to see the dancer’s in action. At Barchester we embrace all cultures and beliefs to support our residents and staff.  

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Relatives visit on Remembrance Day

Residents welcomed their visitors to our safe and secure visiting suite with Remembrance Day very much in mind, laid in the garden was a display of handmade poppies prepared by residents during the week and gift bags with iced cupcakes for visitors to take home. We thanks all our guests for continuing to follow our robust infection control measures.

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Poppy Art at Lynde House

 Residents have been busy with their art classes in the run up to Armistice Day, whilst painting and drawing plenty of memories have been chatted about from air raid shelters in family gardens to leaving friends as evacuation took place for children living in the city. We have a varied daily programme of life enrichment with something for everyone - don't be alone this winter, stay active at Lynde House, respite care available now

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Residents very own firework display!

Residents enjoyed their annual firework display last night from the safety and warmth of the lounge and their rooms, with a glass of bubbly or hot chocolate with marshmallows in hand everyone had a great time. Our tin man in the flowerbed was quite close so he felt part the display as it sparkled above his head!

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Upcoming events

Christmas garden lights illuminated!

The Mayor of Richmond will be joining us on Friday 4th December to officially switch on our Christmas lights in the garden together with our outside tree! Residents are looking forward to the…

Lynde House on the BBC!

BBC London came to record a visit taking place for the evening news, Tony and Sonia were stars for the day, watch the video now on our Facebook page: @BarchesterLyndeHouse

It starts with decorating the tree!

Residents will be starting to decorate our Christmas trees around the home on 1st December, followed by homemade mince pies and mulled wine, delicious!

We have so much planned for December!

Our plans for December are confirmed, its going to be an 'advent' month of fun and activity with residents choosing from the program what to do every day! See attached 

Tour the home and meet the team all from your armchair!

Interested in care for yourself or a loved one? Want to get a feel for the home and ask questions?

Alison, our General Manager would be delighted to take you on a personal 'virtual' tour…

Continuing Life Enrichment

During this unprecedented time, we have a number of measures in place to ensure residents remain engaged, connected and socially active.