As a member of NAPA (a leading activity and engagement charity), our award-winning activities team continuously prioritise wellbeing, delivering meaningful activities adapted to the daily wishes of residents, from birthday and anniversary tea parties, pampering days, and cookery workshops to intergenerational activities with local schools, visiting entertainers and Pets as Therapy.
Activities are tailored towards the individual, supported by life story work, in line with Cedar Lodge’s ethos of a person-centred approach to care. Community outreach is important to Cedar Lodge, as well as supporting residents with their individual hobbies. For our residents who are less able, we provide 1:1 therapeutic activities.
There is a strong sense of community at Cedar Lodge, but residents are free to be more private whenever they choose. Family and friends are welcome at any time.
Cedar Lodge has partnered with Famileo to create personalised newsletters for our residents filled with photos and messages from their loved ones. Every family member/friend can share updates and photos from their day-to-day life with just a few clicks on the Famileo app. Residents will then receive a printed copy to enjoy.
“The activities leader does a wonderful job providing a wide range of interesting activities to keep everyone happy and participating.” “The activities room was buzzing with residents all chatting and obviously happy.” – Relative reviews on carehome.co.uk
We are delighted and extremely proud to receive the award of “Top 20 Care Home South East England 2022” from carehome.co.uk. Nenita Jopson, Home Manager at Cedar Lodge comments: “Wow, winning this award is amazing! We have great camaraderie, unity and one goal at Cedar Lodge – to make everybody happy. I go home each day and feel content that all our residents are happy and safe. The secret of care is a big heart.”
Handyman David Fielding who recently celebrated his 5th year at Cedar Lodge wins the ‘Unsung Hero’ award at the Surrey Care Awards 2022! The panel noted the great lengths David goes to beyond his job remit, supporting residents and regularly taking them to hospital appointments and shopping, making a lightweight board for a resident to continue her artwork and fixing a precious broken grandfather clock which brought much joy to the owners. David comments: “Receiving this award was a wonderful surprise, I feel so proud, but I accept this award on behalf of everyone at Cedar Lodge who all really care about what they do.”
Forest Care are thrilled to announce we’re Finalists in 9 categories at the Surrey Care Awards 2022! We love to see our hard-working and determined staff at Cedar Lodge & Holly Lodge receive recognition for all that they do. Our Finalists are…’Care Worker of the Year’ – Aruna Gurung & Jyoti Gurung, ‘Unsung Hero’ – David Fielding and Rolly Mato, ‘Team of the Year’ – Activities Team (Cedar Lodge) & Care Team (Holly Lodge), ‘Registered Manager’ – Rico Bustamante (Holly Lodge). All the best of luck everyone!
Every year at Forest Care we celebrate our Staff Years of Service Awards with vouchers, gifts, cake, and fizz! A big ‘Thank you’ to all our staff at Cedar Lodge for everything that you do! Cedar Lodge also celebrates their 33-year anniversary in 2022 with a wonderful afternoon tea prepared by award-winning Head Chef Bhanu and his team, for staff and residents to enjoy!
Our dedicated, hardworking and passionate staff at Cedar Lodge have been finalists and won numerous industry awards, including: Bhanu Morampudi – Care Chef of the Year, Winner – National Care Awards 2021, Nenita Jopson – Care Home Manager of the Year, Finalist – National Care Awards 2021, South Care Home of the Year, Runner-up – Caring UK Awards 2021, Catering Team of the Year and Quality in Housekeeping, Nominated – Caring UK Awards 2021, Activities Team of the Year, Winner – Frimley System South CCG 2019, Nenita Jopson, Frontline Leader of the Year, Winner– Surrey Care Awards 2019.
Cedar Lodge’s Head Chef Bhanu Morampudi won ‘Care Chef of the Year’ at the National Care Awards 2021, and regularly hosts live cooking shows for residents to enjoy!
Cedar Lodge Honey – created in our very own gardens and it tastes delicious! Pop in to purchase a jar!
We’re delighted to say that we have a new gazebo in our garden for residents to use to welcome their loved ones for care home visits. A big well done to Bruno for building the gazebo. It’s a great addition to our outside areas.
Cedar Lodge was transformed into a Hawaiian paradise for a day! Steeped in tradition, residents enjoyed watching hula dancing & live Ukulele played by Yumi.
Scrabble continues to be the residents favourite weekend activity and it’s become a popular weekly tournament!
We dusted off our Stetsons, grabbed our plaid shirts and prepared for another successful themed day! Everyone enjoyed a karaoke session, learned to line dance, indulged in a cowboy lunch in the saloon and finished the day with games in the garden.
The summer brings always bring fun and laughter, but we’re feeling very thankful that he good weather has permitted us to have lots of visits from loved ones.
Encouraging good nutrition and hydration… And to also have a bit of fun… We host a monthly food market in our main lounge for residents to enjoy some of their favourite foods from around the world, or maybe to even try something new! Either way, it never fails to spread a smile or two.
Wimbledon week was full of Pimm’s, cream tea and tennis cheer… the way it should be!
Inspired by watching the 2021 Olympics in Tokyo, residents decided to host their own adapted Olympics. Waving flags from around the world, residents started the day with their own opening ceremony. Staff cheered and music played as Doreen led the procession into the garden, holding the Cedar Lodge Olympic flame.
Friends and family of Cedar Lodge residents are making good use of our Covid-safe visiting room during our latest national lockdown.
From bubbles and chocolates, to laughter and love, Cedar Lodge made valentine’s day extra special for everyone in the home.
We have many talented artists living at Cedar Lodge. They all enjoy afternoons painting while chit chatting together.
When your annual trip to the seaside is cancelled due to lockdown, the seaside must come to you. The team wonderfully constructed their very own seaside in the garden for residents to enjoy. Cedar Sands was a multi-sensory experience, the sounds of waves crashing and seagulls squawking were playing while the residents could paddle in the water and squish their toes in the sand.
At Cedar Lodge we are always trying to create special experiences for our residents… including a Fine Dining meal in our restaurant. Mrs Draper commented “What a delightful experience. We eat very well here on a daily basis but this was an extra special meal”
Every birthday at Cedar Lodge is celebrated with passion, applause and of course a giant cake! Our talented catering team endeavour to personalise each cake to suit the residents preferences.
Residents can use our interactive activities table in any way they like. It can be used to Skype loved ones, watch movies or even play a game of darts!
With outsourced entertainers postponed the staff at Cedar Lodge have taken it upon themselves to spice up the activities schedule… Head chef Bhanu happily hosted a live and authentic cooking show making a number of popular curries. One resident said “It was a real sensory delight to watch, smell and then taste authentically made curries. I can’t wait for the next cooking show!”
Our creative residents have been using petals from flowers picked from our gardens to create beautiful floral couture pieces of artwork to display around the home.
National Nurses Day at Cedar Lodge was celebrated by everyone. Thank you for all the lovely messages we’ve received over the last few weeks.
To commemorate the 75th Anniversary of VE day we enjoyed delicious food, themed music and lots of singing. Our Care Manager Nenita also brought in a selection of medals earned by her father-in-law during WW2; sharing tails of his accomplishments to start a group reminiscence session.
Our resident’s choose what activities they want to do every day. Even if it is to complete a giant and creative jigsaw! Well done Marsinah on finishing it!
We celebrated Mother’s Day with some fun dress up and a delicious afternoon tea spread.
As part of out evening activities, we hosted a night in at the races. We placed bets and enjoyed a few drinks and nibbles all together.
When the weather is wet outside, it is a good excuse for board games. Everyone enjoyed a team activity putting together a world jigsaw, which started a lovely discussion on where in the world everyone had travelled.
What Valentine’s Day isn’t complete without roses and chocolates? All our residents were delighted to receive them along with some celebratory rose wine.
Holly Lodge primary school are learning about World War II and they invited a couple of residents to watch their play and look at their artwork and afterwards they had the chance to chat to Mrs Prior, Mrs Jones and Mrs Rhodes about their experience during the war.
Having been shortlisted for four awards categories (Care Team, Lifetime achievement, Manager and Frontline Leader), Cedar Lodge attended the prestigious Surrey Care Awards on Friday 22nd November. We’re delighted to say that our Care Home Manager won the Frontline Leader of the Year Award!
We’re delighted to say that we have a Sharp Interactive Activity Table. Essentially a giant iPad, our residents can play games, Skype, watch movies or even stroll down memory lane with Google earth or family photos. We received this present from Senior Management during our 30th Anniversary celebrations and the table is already being enjoyed by our residents.
Our Gardening Club was very impressed with the size of the radish they grew for our Catering team!