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.

Life at White Lodge Care Home

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Sunflowers and Roses

"If roses tried to be sunflowers they would lose their beauty: and if sunflowers tried to be roses, they would lose their strength" what wonderful words from philosopher Matshona Dhliwayo and how apt as today residents took a walk around our gardens and particularly admired our glorious sunflowers and stunning roses.

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White Lodge from the Sky

White Lodge were fortunate to have drone videos and photographs taken.  The images really do capture the wonderful location and stunning colours of nature.

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Planting Bearing Fruit

We are all so excited to see our planting is bearing fruit, the tomatoes in the green house are ripening and the vegetables planted in the courtyard are nearly ready. Our residents definitely have green fingers the lettuce, cabbage and cauliflower look so good, we all know everything tastes better when you grow your own.

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Who Doesn't Love Pizza?!

The weather is either too cold or too hot! It really was too hot for anything outside so Tina spent time with our Memory Lane Community making pizzas. We are sure you will agree they look delicious. Cooking and baking are so enjoyed and residents love preparing their own food and chatting about favourite foods.

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White Lodge wins Garden of the Year

Huge congratulations to the staff and residents at White Lodge for winning Garden of the Year in their Division at the Barchester Care Awards. There are over 70 homes within the central region so this is an outstanding achievement. White Lodge will now go forward to the National Awards later in the year, we will keep you all updated and in the meantime we will all continue to enjoy our stunning gardens.

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Martine's Hen Do

Congratulations to our Activities Coordinator Martine Whitehead and her now husband Andy. The residents and all the team at Barchester White Lodge wish them a long and happy marriage. White Lodge gave Martine a hen do to remember and it was an afternoon full of fun and giggles. All the residents entered into the spirit and we love the photos with so many happy smiles. We also thought you would like to see Martine on the big day itself, she looked beautiful. With two hen dos in a month - who is next from White Lodge to walk down the isle?!

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Upcoming events

Blanket Donations for Oak & Furrows Wildlife Rescue Centre

Further to an appeal we are collecting blankets, duvet covers and sheets for this wildlife sanctuary Oak and Furrows. Please do drop off your donations at White Lodge.

Frampton on Severn Country Fair 12th September 2021

Barchester will have a stand at this popular Gloucestershire Country Fair.  If you are looking into care for a loved one do come and talk to the team to find out more.

Meet The Manager Saturday 14th August 2021

Join us on Saturday 14th August 2021, for our Meet The Manager event. We will welcome you with a tour of White Lodge and an opportunity to meet Ramona Gherendi, General Manager.