All of our care homes are free from the COVID-19 virus.
Our award-winning activities team provide a full and varied activities programme for our residents, which are typically organised between 10am and 4pm each day. The activities team use care plans and individual residents’ histories and hobbies to plan respectful activities that enhance lives, encourage socialisation and stimulate memories. This is an important part of our person-centered care.
We respect our residents’ right to make choices and are happy to organise activities they tell us they would enjoy. And for those who are less able, we provide 1:1 activities. Residents are free to choose where and how they spend their time. This includes socialising as much (or as little) as they wish to.
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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!
Our local Greggs bakery kindly stopped by to donate some food to the residents and staff at Cedar Lodge. But there was so much that the residents decided to share the tasty treats with our neighbours at Holly Lodge.
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!
23 October, 2020
Every year we celebrate the long careers of our hard-working staff with a Years of Service party.
28 October, 2020
For our 3rd inter home competition in 2020, we will be hosting an online artwork competition whereby the winning piece will be made into our Forest Care Christmas card!
27 November, 2020
For regular updates on events, menus and daily activities check out our virtual notice board.