All of our care homes are free from the COVID-19 virus.
Our 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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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.
Feeling good about yourself is very important for our holistic care. Residents have been enjoying pamper sessions around the home, which has included manicures, pedicures and massages.
For our February Culture day we celebrated America with a Mardi Gras themed party.
Some of our residents enjoyed our new sensory lights in the darkness of the home cinema.
Everyone enjoyed a live Jazz performance performed by Billy. His music was so popular that we’ve asked him to regularly entertain our residents!
Arts and Crafts is a popular activity amongst our artistic residents. We’ve recently started glass painting, which is a lot harder than it looks! We are very proud of our creations.
Valentine’s day was filled with special meals times at Holly Lodge.
To celebrate Chinese New Year, we enjoyed themed food, decorations and even a spectacular dragon dance by the Activities team.
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 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.
After a full refurbishment, we hosted a Grand Unveiling Party for the local community to see our newly refurbished home. The Mayor of Surrey Heath kindly joined us for the occasion.
8 June, 2020
Throughout the 2nd week in June, we will be showing our appreciation for our care teams during National Carers Appreciation Week.
21 June, 2020
For Father’s Day we will be presenting residents with gifts, enjoying a pub style lunch and participating in an afternoon of table top games.
18 July, 2020
We are looking forward to a day of BBQ food, outdoor games and sing-along music for our Summer Fair in July.