Meet our Activities Coordinator, Tina Hughes
Hello. I am Tina and I have worked as an Activities Coordinator at White Lodge since 2008. I really enjoy my job and it's great to see residents enjoying themselves.
The activities I arrange include baking, gardening, arts & crafts, knit & natter, quizzes & crosswords, table games, hand massage, cheese & wine afternoons and flower arranging. I also arrange physical activities such as Oomph Wellness for older people and a walking group. I also plan trips out in the minibus, and we hold celebrations, parties and music events at White Lodge.
Residents' favourite activities are the quizzes, walking group, gardening and all the food-related activities.
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.
Activities and Events Partnerships
As part of our bespoke life-enrichment programmes, we host a number of live virtual events in the home on a regular basis through a number of partnerships with places of interest and world class performance companies
Life at White Lodge Care Home
Live Music for New Year's Eve
Residents enjoyed celebrating New Year's Eve with some live music from Andy Yapp. There was toe tapping and clapping along to some popular tunes as we all had a drink to toast the start of 2022
White Lodge have really had a wonderful Christmas as we go into a new year we thought you would enjoy the photos of some of our festive fun and games. Thank you so much to Carl for being our snowman for the snowball fight! Kathie dressed up as Santa deliver gifts to the maintenance team who were very touched. What a giggle everyone had and we look forward to tonights celebrations as we enter 2022.
Lockdown Brass Perform at White Lodge
Thank you so much to the members of Lockdown Brass for the wonderful Christmas Carol concert on Christmas Eve. Thank you also for braving the weather, the residents absolutely loved the performance. There is a lovely story behind the group, they formed during the Covid lockdown to enable the members to continue playing.
White Lodge Donate Hampers to Purton Age Concern
Just before Christmas Barchester White Lodge donated hampers to Purton & District Age Concern. These hampers were distributed by volunteers from Age Concern to older people in the local community. Tina set the elves to work putting together the beautifully presented hampers ready to be delivered. They looked wonderful and we are sure will have bought a smile to those who received them. Thank you to Peter Berry who is Chairman of Purton and District Age Concern for all that you do to support older people in the area.
White Lodge have had a fabulous few days of festivities. A big thank you to all the team for everything that has gone into the preparations and for those who have worked this weekend and will do this week. Father Christmas personally delivered presents to every resident.
Reaper Rats Deliver Gifts
White Lodge residents received a very special delivery with a goodie bag for every resident. Not only were there gifts but they were delivered personally by Father Christmas! Thank you so much to the Reaper Rats bike group who tirelessly raise funds for Dementia UK and to support carehomes in the area by surprising residents with visits and gifts. Everyone absolutely loved their bags.
Thank you so much to Nigel and his team.
Meet The Manager Saturday 29th January 2022
White Lodge continue to offer show rounds and welcome new residents over the festive period. If you are considering care for a loved one do book in for Meet The Manager.