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 White Lodge Care Home
Staff made to sure to adhere to the government's social distancing guidelines whilst celebrating our recent CQC inspection result.
Over the Rainbow
The residents had fun watching the design take place and couldn’t wait for it to be put in place.
Here at White Lodge, we have been sewing some birds. Residents have had lots of fun!
A Kind Donation
Here is a picture of a lovely donation of treats from one off our resident's daughters. She wanted to say a huge big thank you to all the staff at White Lodge for all their hard work at this very testing time.
Fun & Karaoke
We had a fun karaoke afternoon in the cafe, which went down rather well.
This activity took place before the coronavirus lockdown.
National Storytelling Week
To celebrate National Story Telling Week, we invited some year 4 pupils from Cricklade Manor Prep school into the home. The kids wrote the start of a story before coming to the school, and sent it to us so that our residents could add to it. Upon arrival, they read the complete story, which was really fun to listen to.
Continuing Life Enrichment
During this unprecedented time, we have a number of measures in place to ensure residents remain engaged, connected and socially active.
Sound relaxation begins at White Lodge. Sound relaxation uses aspects of music to improve your physical and emotional health and well-being.
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.