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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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.
23 September, 2021
Every month we host a culture day for your residents and use sight, smells and sound to immerse them into another country.
17 November, 2021
Keep an eye out for our bee hives when you next visit Holly Lodge. The honey is almost ready to cultivate and enjoy!
11 November, 2021
We are delighted to announce that outside entertainers are now warmly welcomed back into our homes to entertain our residents. All of our visiting entertainers are double vaccinated, take an LFT Covid test on the day of visiting and wear appropriate PPE, unless behind a partition (for the purpose of music).