Our activities team deliver a fun, varied and engaging weekly schedule of therapeutic and multi-sensory activities for residents in accordance with their assessed needs, wishes and cultural interests. This includes one-to-one activities and activities tailored for residents who are less mobile and able.
As a member of NAPA (a leading activity and engagement charity), the team continuously prioritise wellbeing with meaningful activities such as birthday and anniversary tea parties, pampering days, music therapy, arts & crafts, intergenerational activities with local schools, visiting entertainers and Pets as Therapy, along with a variety of themed events and cultural days. Activities are tailored towards the individual, supported by their life story, in line with Holly Lodge’s ethos of a person-centred approach to care.
Residents are free to choose where and how they spend their time, including socialising as much (or as little) as they wish to.
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Holly Lodge wins ‘Nursing Home of the Year’ at the Surrey Care Awards 2022! The panel recognised the specialised environment that Holly Lodge had created through its suite of high street destinations to encourage sensory stimulation for reminiscence, its innovative trips into the community for residents, and the excellent feedback from relatives. Rico Bustamante, Home Manager comments; “We are thrilled and so proud to receive this award, it means so much to the team here who feel that their continuous hard work, love, care and commitment towards the residents has paid off”.
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!
Whether it’s enjoying a group exercise class or simply soaking up some vitamin D, our residents have been enjoying our outdoors areas over the summer.
Our resident crafts club couldn’t resist dressing up our robotic therapy cats. And we have to say we love their new attire!
Holly Lodge celebrated their Nepal Day with true authenticity!
From delicious home cooked meals and traditional attire to lots of laughter and dancing… It was a true celebration of everything Nepalese.
With lockdown restrictions easing, we’ve been enjoying lots of day trips into the local community. From a trip to our local pub or simply a walk in the park, our residents can enjoy their favourite activities once more…. We even enjoy making new furry friends!
It’s a shame that we lost, but we all had lots of fun staying up and supporting our team play in the final!
All of our entertainers are back, wowing us with their voices and tempting us to tap our feet.
Holly Lodge joined the nation in celebrating the vital contribution of Nurses around the world.
We’re thankful to have our own aviary here at Holly Lodge. Residents enjoy feeding the birds.
Our interactive activities table is growing in popularity. Whether it’s enjoying a movie in their bedrooms or playing air hockey in the lounge, residents are enjoying the versatility of the table.
Forest Care is delighted to announce that their flagship specialist dementia care home, Holly Lodge, has been chosen to feature in the 2021 Knight Frank Luxury Care Home Guide.
In 2020, Rowan Lodge, a luxury residential care home located in North Hampshire, proudly made the top 100 list. For 2021, Holly Lodge is joining its sister home to receive the prestigious accolade.
To spread a bit of winter joy, our staff and residents enjoyed building their very own winter snowman… who of course had to wear the appropriate PPE.
Our new visiting room is proving to be very popular and we are delighted relatives can now safely visit their loved ones inside the home in a safe and secure way. To book the visiting room, simply contact the reception team who will be happy to help.
Many of our residents participated in the Forest Care Annual Christmas Competition. This year, the theme was handmade decorations, and our residents pulled out all the stops! Check out this beautiful wreath made out of toilet rolls!!
For Remembrance Sunday, our weekend Administrator, Sandra, kindly read a poem and shared a few words before we enjoyed a coffee morning sharing memories and stories. It was a peaceful and respectful day remembering those we’ve lost. Lest we Forget.
We don’t need much persuasion at Holly Lodge to embrace a theme, so you can image how much we enjoyed Halloween. From carving pumpkins and baking grewsome treats to enjoying spooky decorations… it was a fun filled day for all.
We fully embraced everything Caribbean for our latest Culture Day. We squished our toes in the sand, enjoyed cocktails and indulged in authentic foods!
Forest Care proudly raised over £2,000 for the Alzheimer’s Society by walking, running and crawling the Chiltern 50km!
Every week our residents enjoy a pamper day including manicures, pedicures and massages… because, why not! ?
When the sun is out, so are we. Residents enjoyed a bit of team work with a parachute game in our garden. The activity always brings a few laughs and is a great form of chair-based exercise.
Happy Birthday to the Queen from everyone at Holly Lodge. To celebrate the special occasion we enjoyed a themed afternoon tea and watched the processions on our interactive activity table.
Many of our residents enjoy flower arranging, which is a popular weekly activity we host in the main lounge or garden.
We make regular use of our in house pub at Holly Lodge. “The Holly Bush” has a darts board along with chess, drafts and a variety of beverages to enjoy.
Every week we take our Mobile Library to all the residents so they can choose a variety of reading material to enjoy.
Although we’ve asked all non-essential visitors to keep their distance, our residents have been enjoying video calls with their loved ones.
When the sun is out, so are we. Residents have been soaking up some Vitamin D in the sun this week, making the most of the British sunshine while it lasts.
We are delighted to announce that we won the Excellence and Innovation in Dementia Care award at the national Caring UK awards in November. The team is overjoyed that their dedication to providing person-centered care has been externally recognised.