JANUARY – Winter Olympics Month
The residents will be taking part in Aveley Lodge’s first, very own, (adapted) Winter Olympics! As well as various activities throughout this month, we will have some food themed days based on countries from around the world that take part in the Winter Olympics.
8th – Aveley Lodge Residents Quiz Afternoon at 1.30pm
11th – Norwegian Food Theme Day
18th – 22nd – The Aveley Lodge Winter Olympic Games
19th – Afternoon Tea (Winter Olympics Theme) served from 3.30pm onwards
27th – Jamaican Food Theme Day
29th – Leanne from FREDS Performing Arts singing a selection of well-known songs at 1.30pm
FEBRUARY 2021 – Love & Friendship Month
The residents will be exploring different relationships and friendships as well as gender equality and diversity. Arts and crafts will be based around valentine’s day and remembering their loved ones.
14th – Valentine’s Day
19th – Afternoon Tea (Love & Friendship theme) served from 3.30pm onwards
23rd – Carly Ann singing a selection of well-known love songs
MARCH 2021 – Spring Month
The residents will take part in our very own Spring Watch and activities will based on birdwatching and butterfly identification whilst gardening club will be readying the garden for the coming year by building things such as bird boxes, tidying up our bug house etc.
12th – Performance by Rat Pack Tribute Artist at 1.30pm
14th – Mother’s Day
17th – St Patricks Day with a special Irish themed dinner
19th – Afternoon Tea (Spring Theme) served from 3.30pm onwards
22nd – Cooking Club (Lemon Merengue Pies and Bailey’s Cheesecakes)
28th – Eats and Treats club
APRIL 2021 – Great British Month
This month the residents will explore some of the major historical figures and events that have made Britain great! We will have several Easter themed activities including an Easter Egg hunt and some craft events for St Georges Day.
4th – Easter Sunday – Afternoon Tea (Classic theme) served from 3.30pm onwards
9th – Aveley Lodge Resident’s Quiz Afternoon at 1.30pm
20th – Cockney Day with Pie and Mash themed lunch followed by Leanne from FREDS Performing Arts singing a selection of well-known cockney songs at 1.30pm
23rd – St Georges Day
MAY 2021 – Dance Month
Residents will explore the different types of ballroom, Latin and modern dances as well as trying out some for themselves! We will be celebrating May Day with the annual crowning of our May King or Queen and making our very own May Pole. We will also be hosting our very own Aveley Lodge Tea Dance.
1st – May Day
7th – Aveley Lodge Tea Dance with music and a live Performance by Rat Pack Tribute Artist at 1.30pm followed by Afternoon Tea (Austrian theme) served from 3.30pm onwards
23rd – Eats and Treats club
JUNE 2021 – Environmental Month
This month the focus of our activities with the residents will be on exploring nature both native and from around the world, our rainforests and various habitats as well as looking in depth at the Queens Commonwealth Canopy initiative.
7th – Art Exhibition
8th – Eats and Treats club
18th – Afternoon Tea (Environmental theme) served from 3.30pm onwards
20th – Father’s Day
24th – Willy Wonka theme day
JULY 2021 – The Arts Month
This month, our residents will have the opportunity to explore various genres from the wonderful world of the Arts with four different themed weeks.
Week Commencing 5th July: Dance & Musical’s week – The residents will be looking at things to do with well-known musicals including dances, songs and some reminiscence work.
8th – Carly Ann singing a number of well-known songs from musicals at 1.30pm
Week Commencing 12th July: Classical Music week – The residents will be exploring the instruments that make up an orchestra and learning about well-known classical songs and pieces of music.
16th July Andre Rieu afternoon with a cheese and wine supper
17th Cooking Club making musical instrument biscuits.
18th – Last Night of the Proms theme day
Week Commencing 19th July: Disney & Fantasy Film week – The residents will enjoy a magical week of Disney and fantasy inspired fun.
Week Commencing 26th July: Art Week – The residents will have the opportunity to enjoy activities related to art and painting.
27th – Music and a live Performance by Rat Pack Tribute Artist at 1.30pm
29th – Rococo
AUGUST – Culinary Month
This month the residents will explore various culinary delights from those we know so well to the weird and wonderful, with an opportunity to try out brand new tastes and flavours.
3rd – Eats and Treats Club
4th – Visit by Freida the Canine Companion dog followed by Kiddey Divey Musical Entertainment at 1.30pm
5th – Culinary Scents activity with Emma
11th – Visit by Freida the Canine Companion dog
12th – Manzies Traditional Pie and Mash day
14th – Afternoon Tea served from 3.30pm onwards
18th – Visit by Freida the Canine Companion dog
23rd – Cooking Club (Fairy Cakes)
25th – Visit by Freida the Canine Companion dog followed by Musical Movement session with Leanne from FREDS entertainment at 1.30pm
26th – Vegetarian food theme day
SEPTEMBER – Down On The Farm Month
The residents will explore all things relating to farming from harvesting, growing, food production and animal care.
1st – Visit by Freida the Canine Companion dog followed by Eats and Treats Club
8th – Visit by Freida the Canine Companion dog followed by Cooking Club (Coconut Ice)
15th – Visit by Freida the Canine Companion dog followed by Lost Direction (Male Choir) performing at 1.30pm
16th – Afternoon Tea served from 3.30pm onwards
17th – Herbal Scents activity with Emma
22nd – Visit by Freida the Canine Companion dog
23rd – Roccoco performing at 1.30pm
24th – McMillan Coffee morning 10am – 4pm (wear something green) followed by an unusual food tasting experience with Emma and our Quiz afternoon at 2pm
29th – Visit by Freida the Canine Companion dog followed by a performance by Happy Sounds music at 1.30pm
OCTOBER – Myths & Legends Month
This month the residents will explore the famous myths and legends from around the UK.
3rd – Grandparents Day
5th – Phil’s Eats n Treats Club (Fudge)
6th – Visit by Freida the Canine Companion dog
11th – Aveley Lodges very own Oktoberfest
12th – Dream weaving and making dream catchers
13th – Visit by Freida the Canine Companion dog followed by Cooking Club (Pizzas) and Kiddey Divey Musical Entertainment at 1.30pm
15th – Pumpkin Carving
18th – Monster themed Masquerade ball including Afternoon Tea served from 3.30pm onwards with entertainment from Kiddey Divvy
20th – Visit by Freida the Canine Companion dog
27th – Visit by Freida the Canine Companion dog
31st – Halloween & Mexican Day of the Dead
NOVEMBER – The Solar System Month
This month the residents will learn about our cosmos, our galaxy, stars and planets along with a spot of stargazing from Aveley’s back garden.
3rd – Visit by Freida the Canine Companion dog
4th – Carly Ann singing a selection of well-known songs at 1.30pm
5th – Aveley Lodges Day of Reflection #IRemember Memorial Service and Rose Dedication
10th – Cooking Club (Poppy Cakes) and tongue twister fun to celebrate National Tongue Twister Day.
11th – A special Remembrance Day performance by FREDS entertainment
12th – Suzanne Parmenter conducting a presentation on Stargazing at 1.30pm
17th – What’s in the Box? sensory activity with Emma followed by Afternoon Tea (Lipstick & Pearls theme) served from 3.30pm onwards
19th – Silly Sock Day for Children In Need. Pudsey Bear arts and crafts and baking Pudsey Bear biscuits.
24th – Musical entertainment by Happy Sounds
25th – SU meeting at 1.30pm
26th – Phil’s Eats n Treats Club (Peppermint Ice)
DECEMBER – Christmas/Festive Month
The residents will be looking at festive traditions from around the world and celebrating Christmas at Aveley Lodge with Christmas themed crafts, carol singing and xmas card writing.
1st – Carly Ann singing a selection of well-known festive songs at 1.30pm
7th – Cooking Club (Sausage Rolls)
9th – Eva Long Productions presents their festive pantomime production of Aladdin at 4.30pm
13th – Phil’s Eats n Treats Club (Mince Pies)
15th – A performance by the all-male choir “Lost Direction” at 2pm
16th – Christmas Service by the Church followed by Christmas Carols at 2.30pm
17th – SU meeting at 1.30pm followed by our festive themed Quiz Afternoon at 2pm
18th – Aveley Lodge Christmas Party (Resident’s and Staff Only until further notice) between 2pm – 4pm along with a Christmas themed afternoon tea. Music and games with entertainment from Kiddley Divey and a raffle to win a hamper of goodies. Please wear your Xmas jumper.
22nd – Christmas Scents activity with Emma
23rd – Fingringhoe Village Carol Singing event starting at Aveley Lodge at 6pm
25th – Christmas Day
*This list is not exhaustive and is likely to change over the coming weeks and months as other events and activities are confirmed.