Meet our Activities Coordinator, Tina Hughes
I have previously worked for Barchester at White Lodge in 2008 for over 6 years as part of the activities team, which I thoroughly enjoyed, so I have now decided to return to my role after missing it greatly.
I enjoy my job and it's lovely to see residents happy, laughing and enjoying themselves; it makes me feel like I’m really making a difference whilst being here.
Activities at White Lodge
Our Activities Coordinators here at White Lodge enjoy the fulfillment of helping residents feel important and a part of something. Meaningful moments are created through laughter and comfort. A varied activities programme is offered for the betterment of residents' bodies and minds, including music for health, 'Oomph' sessions and chair Zumba, in addition to coffee and cake groups that all inevitably lead to giggles and old fashioned singalongs. Also, we organise parties, trips out, walks in the country, bus outings and wonderful entertainers to visit our home. A sneaky tipple is always welcomed with cheese and crackers and, at the end of the day, it is important to go home knowing our activities have made a difference.
Life at our home
White Lodge Choir
The all new 'White Lodge Choir' began today with a wide selection of classics from 'pack up your troubles' and 'bye bye blackbird' many residents didn't even need the word sheet! If you would like to join us please get in touch, new members always warmly welcomed.
The residents at White Lodge learned a new skill today, using old torn books to create a masterpiece!
Make a Wish Come True
Resident, Kim Barrett at White Lodge had always wanted to go back and see his favourite football team, Swindon Town FC, so staff at the home made his wish a reality.
Kim Barrett has lived at at White Lodge for 2 years and is beloved by staff and residents alike. Staff at the home were delighted to be a part of making his dream come true, as they knew how much it meant to him, and they all wanted to be there to see the smile on Kim’s face.
Staff first found out about Kim’s dream several months ago and, ever since then, they have been dedicated to helping him achieve it.
Knit and Natter with the WI
Many thanks to the WI who have joined our Knit and Natter at White Lodge! If you would like to come along please give us a call, new members will be warmly welcomed.
Christmas Cake Preparations
Christmas cake preparations are well underway at White Lodge Care Home! Packed with fruit with 'just a touch' of brandy, the residents put all their baking prowess to the test this year!
Welcome to our Autumn Newsletter, click here to read all about the exciting upcoming events at White Lodge and what we have been upto this summer!
Sound relaxation begins at White Lodge. Sound relaxation uses aspects of music to improve your physical and emotional health and well-being. This will be run by a qualified therapist, Blossoms…
Military Wives Choir
On the 5th December, the Military Wives choir will be coming to White lodge to sing for the residents. The Military choir will offer an array of songs from Christmas sing along classics, Vera Lynn…
Christmas Tree Festival
Residents will be part of a local Christmas Tree Festival this December as part of St Bartholomews Church in Royal Wootton Bassett. Over a 4 day period, the ‘Barchester Tree’ will be on display in…
Arts and Crafts Group
Join us at White Lodge this October for a variety of arts and crafts. We will be making Christmas Crackers, making a start on our Christmas decorations and working on our poppies for Remembrance…
Zoolab is coming to White Lodge on the 29th November. Zoolab is an interactive animal encounter experience, helping to stimulate and engage whilst promoting mental wellbeing.
If you would…
Sharing Treasures with Celebrating Age Wiltshire
Re-discover and share your stories and experiences with the group, led by creative reminiscence artist, David Davies.
David will bring along photos, postcards, music and objects to help…
The residents, staff and visitors at White Lodge will be marking the occasion with a Remembrance service at 10.45am followed by an old time music session in the afternoon for everyone to enjoy.
Celebrating World Kindness Day at White Lodge
White Lodge will be hosting a pamper day to celebrate World kindness day today. This will be to say 'thank you' to all the carers in the community who do such an amazing job looking after friends…
Scrabble aficionados at White Lodge pit their wits against each other to become champion. Residents can improve their games by learning just a handful of useful entries to beat the other team…
Join us at White Lodge for our weekly walking group. Come and explore the beautiful grounds of White Lodge, make new friends and stop for tea and cakes afterwards!
Join us at White Lodge for our chess club, held in the piano lounge overlooking the beautiful gardens.
Need a Venue?
We have a meeting room that is available to hire for free to members of the local community.
Please get in touch if you would like to hire the room for your group.