Forthcoming Events at Aveley Lodge

Events from January to December 2024

JANUARY 2024 –Through the Era’s Month

We’ll be travelling through time from the 1920’s to present day looking at the fashion, the architecture, history, art and music. From the great Gatsby to the Summer of Love we’ll be reminiscing shared stories throughout focussing on discussion and nostalgia.

10th – Church Visit at 2.30pm

12th – 1920’s party day

24th – Cooking Club at 1.15pm (Pineapple Upside Down cake)

29th – SU meeting at 1.15pm followed by Kiddley Divy

FEBRUARY 2024 –  Space Exploration Month

We’ll be soaring into space this month learning about new discoveries, space travel and learning about our universe. We’ll be making our own planets, rockets and learning about the cosmos!

2nd – Alex Southgate Musical performance

7th – Church Visit at 2.30pm

13th – A presentation on Space with STEM at 10am

14th – Cooking club at 1.15pm (Valentines Day Cookies)

20th – PAT Dog visit at 2pm

28th – SU meeting at 1.15pm

29th – Armchair travel day to New Orleans

MARCH 2024 – Gardening 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.

4th – Libby’s Musical Moments set at 10.30am

6th– Church visit at 2.30pm

7th – World Book Day with themed activities and crafts

8th – International Women’s Day

10th – Mother’s Day

12th – Cooking club at 1.15pm (Cheesecake)

21st – PAT dog visit at 2.30pm

25th – Kiddley Divey at 1.45pm

27th – World Theatre Day with themed activities followed by SU meeting at 1.15pm

28th – Armchair travel day to Las Vegas

29th – Easter Egg decorating at 10am followed by an Easter Egg hunt at 2pm

APRIL 2024 – 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.

4th – Chiropodist visit

10th – Church Visit at 2.30pm

11th – Cooking Club at 2pm (Smoothie making & tasting)

12th –  Wild West Theme Day

15th – World Art Day with themed craft sessions

16th – Cooking club at 1.15pm (Pizzas) followed by PAT Dog visit at 2.30pm

19th – Carly Rae singing performance at 2pm

22nd – Earth Day with themed activities

23rd – St Georges Day with themed crafts

24th – Cooking Club at 2pm (Pizzas)

26th  – Armchair travel to Croatia

29th – SU Meeting at 1.15pm

30th – National Tie Dye Day with themed crafts

MAY 2024 – Ocean Discovery Month

Did you know only 5% of the ocean has been explored? We’ll be discovering what is currently going on in the ocean for example the big ocean clean up, new species being discovered as well as lost treasures found embedded at the bottom of the ocean throughout time. We’ll be focussing on different marine life, plants and colours found in the ocean through arts and crafts, discussion and discovery.

8th – Church Visit at 2.30pm

15th – Cooking Club at 2pm (Mini Cheesecakes)

21st – Pat Dog visit at 2.30pm

22nd – Surf & Turf Themed Lunch 2pm followed by a Beach Reminiscence and Sensory Session

23rd – Kiddley Divey 1:45pm

24th –  Rise Sports Session Taster Day at 2.30pm

30th – SU meeting at 1.15pm

31st – Armchair travel to Indonesia

JUNE 2024 – Zoo Month

We all have memories of visiting the zoo- we’ll be reminiscing our own experiences and looking at what animals are in our local zoo and where they came from.

6th – D-Day Freds Movement Session at 2pm

7th – National Fish and Chips Day

10th – 14th – National Carers Week with themed crafts

11th – Kew Pigs visit at 2pm

12th – Church Visit at 2.30pm

14th –  UEFA Euro’s start & Father’s Day themed activities

16th – Fathers Day

18th – Ascot Races start

21st – World Music Day

26th – Creative Writing for World Writing Day at 10am followed by Cooking Club at 2pm (Scones)

27th – SU meeting at 1.15pm

28th – Armchair travel to Japan

JULY 2024 – Fitness & Exercise Month

There are so many different ways to keep fit- from exercise bingo to dancing and more. We’ll be exploring the importance of moving our bodies and finding different and fun ways to keep fitness interesting throughout the month. Let’s get moving!

10th – Church Visit at 2.30pm

11th – Olivia with her Harp musical demonstration at 2pm

16th – Cooking Club at 2pm (Chocolate Brownies)

30th – SU meeting at 1.15pm

26th – The Olympics start with themed crafts throughout the week

29th July – 2nd August – Aveley Lodge’s Olympic Games Week

AUGUST 2024– Around the World Month

We’ll be travelling around the globe looking at different cultures and traditions, learning about the world around us. We’ll be eating foods from around the world and discovering the different clothing, food and history that makes the world so beautifully diverse.

5th – Mexican Theme Week

12th – Greek Theme Week

13th – Cooking Club at 2pm (Cupcakes)

14th – Church Visit at 2.30pm

19th – French Theme Week

26th – Chinese Theme Week

28th – Olivia with her Harp musical demonstration at 2pm

30th – SU meeting at 1.15pm

SEPTEMBER 2024 – Games & Toys Month

We all have specific games we remember playing either as children or with our own children. We’ll be reminiscing different games and toys throughout our lifetime sharing stories and seeing how games and toys have changed. We’ll also be playing various board games all together ensuring we have fun along the way.

5th – Libby’s Musical Moment’s at 10.30am

11th – Church Visit at 2.30pm

13th –  Roald Dahl Day

17th – Cooking Club at 2pm (Bread Making)

24th –  Day of Arts in Care homes national event

27th – Performance by All Male choir Lost Direction at 2pm

29th – SU meeting at 1.15pm

OCTOBER 2024  – All Things Autumn Month

1st – Libby’s Musical Moment’s at 10.30am

3rd –  National Poetry day with a special Poetry Club session at 2pm

9th – Church Visit at 2.30pm

15th – Cooking Club at 2pm (Halloween Cookies)

25th – Pumpkin Painting at 2pm

30th – SU Meeting at 1.15pm followed by Freds Halloween Movement Session at 2pm

31st – Aveley Lodge’s Halloween Party

NOVEMBER 2024 – Artists Month

This month we’ll be focussing on art history discovering what artists are currently on the scene and famous pieces documented throughout time. From Van Gogh to Banksy we’ll be looking at how these pieces have left their mark on the artistic world through our own exploration with painting and craft. We’ll be experimenting with clay, pencils and paint using artists work as our source of inspiration.

12th – Cooking Club at 2pm (Fireworks Focaccia Bread)

13th – Church Visit at 2.30pm

28th – SU meeting at 1.15pm

DECEMBER 2024 – Christmas 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.

11th – Church Visit at 2.30pm

17th – Cooking Club at 2pm (Mince Pies)

18th – The Winterland Polar Express V.R. Train Experience

25th – Christmas Day

30th – SU meeting at 1.15pm

31st – New Years Eve

Events from January to December 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.

3rd – Cooking Club with Phil (Cupcakes)

11th – PAT Dog visit at 2.30pm

12th – Church visit at 2.30pm

20th – Dance Performance at 3.45pm

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

27th – SU meeting at 1.15pm

31st – Beach Theme Day

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 at 2.30pm

11th – Residents and Relatives Summer Tea Party between 3pm-5pm with entertainment by Rat Pack tribute artist at 3pm

18th – Theering Singers at 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 at 1.45pm

7th – German themed lunch

8th – Rugby World Cup starts

13th – Church visit at 2.30pm

14th – India themed lunch

21st – World Alzheimer’s Day & Gratitude Day. Greek themed lunch followed by a performance by Lost Direction 2pm

26th – PAT Dog visit at 2.30pm

28th – Italian themed lunch

29th – 10-11.30am McMillan Coffee Morning (Charity event) followed by the SU meeting at 1.15pm and the Service Users Quiz

OCTOBER 2023 – Music Month

The residents will be reminiscing about the music styles from their youth as well as looking at the modern equivalents of today and different instruments used.

2nd – Grandparents Day (reminiscence session)

6th – World Smile Day

12th – Alpaca Visit 10:30am

18th  – Church visit at 2.30pm

19th – Chiropodist visit

21st – Rugby World Cup Final

24th – PAT dog visit at 2.30pm

25th – Pumpkin Carving

26th – SU meeting at 1.15pm followed by a performance from Alex Southgate’s music set at 2.15pm

31st – Halloween Performance and themed games throughout the day

NOVEMBER 2023 – Colours Month

This month the residents will be looking at all things relating to colours. Arts and crafts activities will be based on the colour wheel and all the shades in between and how they make us feel.

6th – kiddley divey at 1.45pm

8th – Church visit

9th – (British Pudding Day) Cooking Club will be making Mini Carrot Cakes

12th – Remembrance Sunday and Diwali (Hindu)

13th – Church visit at 2.30pm

14th –  Odd Socks Day

17th – Children in Need

20th – Transgender Day of Remembrance

24th – SU meeting at 1.15pm followed by Brian Shaw entertainment at 2.15pm

30th – St Andrews Day

DECEMBER 2023 – All things Christmas Month

5th – Mini Christmas Party at 3pm with afternoon tea for Rooms 5,6,7,8 and 9 only.

7th – Fingringhoe Primary School Carol Concert

8th –  Xmas Jumper Day as well as Mini Christmas Party at 3pm with afternoon tea for Rooms 1, 2, 3, 4, 10, 11 & 12 only.

12th – Mini Christmas Party at 3pm with afternoon tea for Rooms 23, 24, 25, 26, 27 & 28 only.

13th – Church Visit with Carol Service

15th – Mini Christmas Party at 3pm with afternoon tea for Rooms 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21 & 22 only.

18th – Cooking Club will be making Mince Pies

19th –  Pantomime “Me & My Shadow” by FRED’s (Based on the story of Peter Pan)

21st – Lost Direction & National Robin Day

29th – SU meeting at 1.15pm followed by the Service Users Quiz