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
A walk in the Park!
We enjoyed a walk in Marble House Park this weekend - although we needed coats it was great to be out in the fresh air
Ladies Day at Ascot
It was a great excuse to dress up and put on a pretty hat, sip a glass of bubbly and eat fresh strawberries yesterday!
Enjoying Marble Hill Park
With hats and sunglasses on we headed out to Marble Hill Park for ice cream, cakes and a relaxing rest on the grass, you can just see the game of cricket we passed in the background - we are so fortunate to have such a lovely place on our doorstep and for residents its a great to exercise with a walk in the park!
Celebrating National Carers Week with our team
We celebrated our amazing carers with a delicious breakfast yesterday, served for every member of the team. Recognising their commitment and hard work with us each day not just during National Carers Week they are a huge part of what makes Lynde House the best place to live!
With certificates, chocolates and cards from Barchester Healthcare there were plenty of smiles behind the masks
Delighted to be salon prepared!
Benedicta, who has been providing services to Lynde House residents for over 10 years returned to our home this week and resumed salon services after almost 15 months away due to Covid restrictions. We are so happy to have her back in our home and offering a great hair care to residents (and occasionally staff!)
Bill's 98th Birthday celebrations
Our resident Bill celebrated his 98th birthday this week and enjoyed a special cake for the occasion - Many happy returns Bill, also known as our well respected artist in residence
Sherry morning - Every Monday!
A relaxing start to the week with Monday morning chats over a glass of sherry, what a lovely way to awaken our appetite for lunch