Forthcoming Events at Aveley Lodge

Events from January to July 2023

JANUARY 2023 –Pets Month

The residents will explore the world of Pets. We will be looking at the different types of pets, reflecting upon pets we used to have as both children and adults and we will have some special visits from our fury and feathered friends.

9th – Kiddley divey

11th – Church visit

19th – Dancing with Dementia

20th – Chinese New Year – Year of the Rabbit as well as SU Meeting at 1.15pm

23rd – J & C Party Pets visiting at 2.30pm

25th –PAT dog visit with Cash at 2.30pm

FEBRUARY 2023 – Jungle Month

The residents will be involved in activities relating to the Jungle. Entertainment and arts and crafts will be themed on exploration, the sights and sounds of the jungle and our own past experiences.

3rd Lillian lace vintage sing a long

8th – Church visit

14th – Valentine’s Day

21st – Shrove Tuesday plus an Elvis and Swing themed set by Keegan from FREDS entertainment

24th – SU meeting at 1.15pm followed by Quiz Afternoon (Jungle themed)

27th – Rosebud Nursery children visit at 9.30am

28th – PAT Dog visit with Cash at 2.30pm

MARCH 2023 – Tv & Radio Month

The residents will be reminiscing about Tv programmes and radio shows from their youth as well as looking at the modern equivalents of today.

1st – St David’s Day

2nd – Dancing with Dementia

6th  – Kiddley divey

8th – Church visit

17th – St Patricks Day

19th – Mother’s Day

27th – Miss Grace old time music halls set 2pm

29th – SU meeting at 1.15pm followed by PAT Dog visit with Cash at 2.30pm

APRIL 2023 – All things Easter Month

The residents will be exploring all things relating to Easter and taking part in a fun Easter Egg hunt around the home. Arts and craft activities will be themed on Easter.

6th – Easter themed performance by all male choir Lost Direction

9th April – Easter Sunday

12th – Church visit

19th – Carly Callaghan singing at 2pm

23rd – St Georges Day

26th – Visit by Fingringhoe Primary School followed by service user meeting SU meeting at 1.15pm and PAT dog visit with Cash at 2.30pm

MAY 2023 – London Month

The residents will be involved in all things relating to London. We will look at the history of London, important landmarks based in London and the residents will talk about all the fun things they have done previously in London. Arts and crafts activities will be based upon the London theme.

3rd – PAT dog visit with Lottie at 2.30pm

4th – chiropodist visit

6th – King Charles Coronation

7th – Afternoon Tea to celebrate the Kings Coronation

9th – Entertainment by a Pearly King & Queen to celebrate the Coronation

10th – Church Visit to commemorate the Coronation

11th – Dancing with Dementia at 11am

16th – Josh Lee singing set at 2pm

17th – PAT dog visit with Cash at 2.30pm

26th – SU meeting at 1.15pm

 JUNE 2023 – Family Month

This month’s focus is on the Family. Residents will discuss their own families from their past and present and activities will be based around this theme.

1st – Musical Movement session 2pm

5th June – Rosebuds Preschool visit 9.30am

13th – PAT dog visit with Cash at 2.30pm

14th – Church visit

18th – Father’s Day

22nd – Dancing with Dementia at 11am

26th  – Kiddley Divey set at 1.45pm

29th – Chiropodist followed by SU Meeting at 1.15pm

 JULY 2023 – Down on the Farm Month

This month we will look at all things relating to being on a Farm. Residents will draw upon their own experiences of what life is like on a farm and arts and crafts activities will be themed on this.

12th – Church visit

21st –  Performance by all male choir Lost Direction at 2pm

27th – SU meeting at 1.15pm

AUGUST 2023– History Month

The residents will be involved in activities relating to the Roman era. We will look at how and where the Romans lived and their connections with Colchester. Arts and crafts will be themed around this.

9th – Church visit

11th – Rat pack man 2.30pm

24th – chiropodist followed by SU meeting at 1.15pm

SEPTEMBER 2023 – Food & Drink Month

This month we will look at all things relating to Food and Drink. Residents will explore their favourite dishes and tipples and will get a chance to try some new flavours.

4th – Kiddley Divey set

8th – Rugby world cup starts

13th – Church visit

29th – SU meeting at 1.15pm

January – December 2022

JANUARY 2022 – Public Services Month

The residents will be exploring the jobs of members of the public services including the Army, Navy, Airforce, Police, Ambulance and Fire Brigades amongst others.

10th – Cooking Club making bread rolls

12th – Church visit and service at 10.30am

14th – Presentation on “Life as a Veterinary Nurse” by Lindsey Raven Emrich at 1.30pm

20th – Music and a live Performance by Rat Pack Tribute Artist at 1.30pm

21st – Presentation on “Life as a Metropolitan Police Officer” by Matt Swan at 1.30pm

24th – Phil’s Eats n Treats Club (caramel shortbread)

28th – SU meeting at 1.30pm

31st – Kiddley Divey Musical Entertainment at 1.30pm

 FEBRUARY 2022 – Transport Month

The residents will be exploring various modes of transport throughout the years

1st – Chinese New Year celebrations

9th – Church visit and service at 10.30am

10th – AJ Voice and Keys performing at 1.30pm

11th – Cooking Club (Cheese & Tomato pastry hearts)

14th – Valentine’s Day. Phil’s Eats n Treats Club (Valentine’s Cookies)

18th – FREDS Performing Arts singing a selection of well-known songs at 1.30pm

25th – SU meeting at 1.45pm followed by our Quiz Afternoon.

MARCH 2022 – Movie Star Month

The residents will be looking at the many famous Movie stars throughout the decades and some of their famous works.

9th – Church visit and service at 10.30am followed by Phil’s Eats n Treats Club (Carrot Cake)

10th – A performance by the all-male choir “Lost Direction” at 2pm

16th – Cooking Club (Cheese scones)

21st -Visit by Buddy the Canine Companion dog

25th – FREDS Performing Arts singing a selection of well-known Movie songs at 10.30pm followed by our monthly SU meeting at 1.30pm and our Quiz Afternoon (Movie themed)

27th – Mother’s Day and Day at the Oscars theme day

28th – Kiddley Divey Musical Entertainment at 1.45pm

30th – Children from Fingringhoe Primary School singing songs from the courtyard

APRIL 2022 – Garden Month

The residents will be looking at things related to gardening and nature. They will also be planting their sunflower seeds for the annual sunflower growing competition

5th – Chiropodist visit for foot care

7th – Phil’s Eats n Treats Club (Chocolate Bird Nests)

8th – Chiropodist visit for foot care

17th – Easter Sunday

20th – Church visit and Easter service at 10.30am

22nd – FREDS Performing Arts Easter Carnival at 1.30pm

25th – Slipper Tree event organised by Community360

26th – Happy Sounds performing at 2.30pm

27th – Cooking Club (Hot cross buns)

29th – SU meeting at 1.30pm

MAY 2022 – Around the World Month

Each week, the residents will focus on a different country from around the world with various themed crafts and food tasting experiences.

W/C 2nd May – Greek Theme Week

5th – A performance by the all-male choir “Lost Direction” at 2pm

6th – Phil’s Eats n Treats Club (Greek Sweets)

W/C 9th May – Italian Theme Week

W/C 16th May – USA Theme Week

16th – Kiddley Divey Musical Entertainment Summer Special at 1.45pm

19th – Cooking Club (Sweet Potato Skins with homemade dip)

W/C 23rd May – India Theme Week

26th – SU meeting at 1.30pm followed by our Quiz afternoon

29th – National Biscuit Day – The residents will take part in activities linked to this fun event organised by NAPA.

JUNE 2022 – The Royal Family Month

This month’s focus is on the British Royal family and in particular, we’ll be celebrating the Queens Platinum Jubilee with various fun filled activities.

2nd – 5th The Queens Platinum Jubilee celebrations. Amongst the many celebrations going on nationally, the residents will also get to enjoy watching Trooping the Colour and the flypast as well taking part in the national Service of Thanksgiving.

2nd – Fingringhoe Village Jubilee Event 11am – 4pm Sponsored by Aveley Lodge Care Home

4th – The Epsom Derby Sweepstake from 3pm onwards

5th – The Aveley Lodge Big Jubilee Lunch party 11.30am – 3pm  (BY INVITE ONLY)

9th – Chiropodist visit for foot care

10th – Chiropodist visit for foot care

15th – Cooking Club (Triple cheese and onion muffins)

19th – Father’s Day

24th – SU Meeting at 1.30pm followed by our Quiz Afternoon (Royal themed)

27th – Phil’s Eats n Treats Club (Scones)

30thCARE HOME OPEN WEEK 2022 – Join us today between 3-5pm for Afternoon Tea, to see our activities and an opportunity to meet the Management Team at Aveley Lodge Care Home. Carly Ann singing a selection of well-known songs from 2.30pm

JULY 2022 – Holiday Month

This month we will look at Summer Holidays abroad and around the UK with various resident activities themed on this.

8th – Lost Direction (Male Choir) performing at 1.30pm

13th – Church visit at 10.15am followed by Cooking Club (Pizzas)

18th – Kiddley Divey Musical Entertainment at 1.30pm

21st – Phil’s Eats n Treats Club (Shortbread)

29th – SU Meeting at 1.30pm

AUGUST 2022– Wildlife Month

The residents will explore the Great British wildlife and learn all about our interesting fauna we have living alongside us.

5th – Performance by Rat Pack Tribute Artist at 1.30pm

9th – Wild Science Petting Zoo visiting between 10.30am – 11.30am

10th – Church visit at 10.15am

11th – Phil’s Eats n Treats Club (Cherry Bakewells)

12th – Presentation on “Animals” by Lindsey Raven Emrich at 1.30pm

13th – Colchester Cancer Choir at 2.30pm

18th – Cooking Club (Mini Quiches) followed by Eden Falconry Bird of Prey Flying Display at 2.30pm

31st – SU meeting at 1.30pm followed by our Quiz afternoon (British Wildlife Theme)

SEPTEMBER 2022 – School Days Month

This month the residents will reminisce over their old school days and will be exploring things relating to education.

2nd – Lost Direction (Male Choir) performing at 1.30pm

5th – What’s in the Box? (School theme) sensory game with Emma

6th – Cooking Club

9th – Back to School day with a special School Dinner themed lunch

13th – Church visit at 10.15am

15th – Phil’s Eats n Treats Club

16th – Glynis Worboys from Canine Partners conducting a presentation on the work of this wonderful charity at 1.30pm

21st – Visit by Canine Companion Dog

23rd – FREDS Performing Arts singing a selection of well-known cockney songs as pearly Kings and Queens at 1.30pm

26th – Visit by Rosebuds Pre-school at 9.30am

30th – MacMillan Coffee Morning 10am-12pm and 2pm – 4pm

31st – SU Meeting at 1.30pm followed by the Residents Quiz Afternoon

OCTOBER 2022 – Seasons Month

This month we will look at the four different seasons around the UK with various resident activities themed on this.

5th – Church visit at 10.15am

8th – A presentation by Sam Sherbourne from the charity Teach A Child Africa

7th – Cooking Club

14th – FREDS Performing Arts “Best of British” set at 1.30pm

18th – Phil’s Eats n Treats Club followed by

21st – Pumpkin Carving with Emma

26th – Aveley Lodge’s Oktoberfest

27th – SU Meeting at 1.30pm followed by our Quiz afternoon

28th – Lost Direction (Male Choir) performing at 1.30pm

31st – Halloween/Mexican Day of the Dead celebrations and the start of the worldwide Winter Olympics along with the weeklong Aveley Lodge Winter Olympic Games

 NOVEMBER 2022 –Sports Month

This month the residents will be looking at the world of sports and in particular, they will be taking part in the Annual Aveley Lodge Olympic games which this year will focus on the Winter sports.

8th – Cooking Club

9th – Church visit at 10.15am

11th – Joanna Lee performing a selection of nostalgic Wartime Songs at 2pm

14th – 18th – The Aveley Lodge Commonwealth Games

16th – Visit by Canine Companion Dog at 2.30pm

18th – Start of World Cup Football and Phil’s Eats n Treats Club

24th – Sing-along-a-Sax with Lou Everitt at 1.30pm

25th – SU Meeting at 1.30pm

 DECEMBER 2022 – 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.

2nd – Cooking Club

5th – Visit by Cash the Canine Companion Dog

7th – Church visit at 10.15am

9th – Children from St Andrews Primary School Fingringhoe attending to sing a selection of Christmas Carols followed by FREDS Performing Arts “Best of Christmas” set at 1.30pm

10th – Aveley Lodge Relatives Christmas gathering. Join us for a mince pie, sausage roll and mulled wine between 2-4pm and enter our raffle to win a festive hamper. Entertainment this year is provided by the Colchester Cancer Choir.

12th – Visit by the children from Rosebud preschool

13th – Christmas flower arranging display by Julie followed by Feering Singers at 2.30pm

14th – Visit by Canine Companion Dog at 2.30pm

15th – Pantomime “Jack & The Beanstalk”

17th – Residents and Staff Christmas Party only including Kiddley Divey Musical Entertainment at 2.30pm

18th – World Cup Football Final

19th – St Andrews Church Fingringhoe conducting a carol singing service at 10.15am

21st – Lost Direction (Male Choir) performing at 2pm

23rd – SU Meeting at 1.30pm followed by our Festive themed Quiz afternoon

25th – Christmas Day

26th – Boxing Day

31st – New Years Eve

*This list is not exhaustive and is likely to change over the coming weeks as events are amended or confirmed