Forthcoming Events at Aveley Lodge

January – June 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.

 

FEBRUARY 2022 – Transport Month

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

14th – Valentine’s Day

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.

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

 

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

17th April – Easter Sunday

 

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 – Italian Theme Week

W/C 9th May – Greek Theme Week

W/C 16th May – USA Theme Week

W/C 23rd May – Chinese Theme Week

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 June The Queens Platinum Jubilee celebrations. Residents will enjoy watching Trooping the Colour and watching the flypast as well taking part in the Service of Thanksgiving. We will have our own fun sweepstake for the Epsom Derby races and we’ll all be taking part in the Big Jubilee Lunch Street Party.

5th – The Big Jubilee Lunch party

19th – Father’s Day

January – December 2021

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

21st – Carly Ann singing a selection of well-known songs at 1.30pm

27th – Visit by Freida the Canine Companion dog

31st – Halloween & Mexican Day of the Dead

NOVEMBER – The Universe 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

5th – Aveley Lodges Day of Reflection #IRemember day with small service and Rose dedications.

10th – Visit by Freida the Canine Companion dog

11th – Cooking Club (Poppy Cakes)

12th – Suzanne Parmenter conducting a presentation on Stargazing at 1.30pm

17th – Visit by Freida the Canine Companion dog followed by Afternoon Tea (Lipstick & Pearls theme) served from 3.30pm onwards

24th – Visit by Freida the Canine Companion dog

DECEMBER – Christmas/Festive Month

The residents will be looking at festive traditions from around the world and celebrating Christmas at Aveley Lodge.

1st – Visit by Freida the Canine Companion dog

7th – Cooking Club (Sausage Rolls)

8th – Visit by Freida the Canine Companion dog

13th – Phil’s Eats n Treats Club (Mince Pies)

15th – Visit by Freida the Canine Companion dog followed by a performance by “Lost Direction” at 2pm

17th – SU Meeting at 1.30pm

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.

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.

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

21st – Carly Ann singing a selection of well-known songs at 1.30pm

27th – Visit by Freida the Canine Companion dog

31st – Halloween & Mexican Day of the Dead

NOVEMBER – The Universe 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

5th – Aveley Lodges Day of Reflection #IRemember day with small service and Rose dedications.

10th – Visit by Freida the Canine Companion dog

11th – Cooking Club (Poppy Cakes)

12th – Suzanne Parmenter conducting a presentation on Stargazing at 1.30pm

17th – Visit by Freida the Canine Companion dog followed by Afternoon Tea (Lipstick & Pearls theme) served from 3.30pm onwards

24th – Visit by Freida the Canine Companion dog

DECEMBER – Christmas/Festive Month

The residents will be looking at festive traditions from around the world and celebrating Christmas at Aveley Lodge.

1st – Visit by Freida the Canine Companion dog

7th – Cooking Club (Sausage Rolls)

8th – Visit by Freida the Canine Companion dog

13th – Phil’s Eats n Treats Club (Mince Pies)

15th – Visit by Freida the Canine Companion dog followed by a performance by “Lost Direction” at 2pm

17th – SU Meeting at 1.30pm

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.

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.

January – December 2020

JANUARY 

6th – Pets as Therapy Dog from 11am

7th – Phil’s Eats n Treats Club (Fudge in a bag)

13th – Derek Coe conducting a presentation on “Poems from the Railway” at 1.30pm

15th – Aveley Lodge Residents Quiz Afternoon from 1.30pm

16th – Visit from Rowhedge Pre-school children (Cake Baking) followed by Afternoon tea served from 3pm onwards

25th – Chinese Day celebrating the start of the Chinese New Year with Chinese themed arts and crafts throughout the day. Please wear something red. Chinese themed food served from 12.30pm.

27th – Cooking Club with Jenny (Cheese & Choritzo Turnovers & Apple Turnovers)

30th – Visit from Rowhedge Pre-school children (activity TBC)

31st – Church visit at 10.30am

 

FEBRUARY 

3rd – Pets as Therapy Dog from 11am

6th – Performance by Lost Direction (Male Voice Ensemble) at 1.30pm

10th – Phil’s Eats n Treats Club (Chocolates for Valentine’s Day)

14th – Visit from Rowhedge Pre-school children (Valentine’s crafts). Valentine’s Day themed arts and crafts

15th – Valentine’s themed Afternoon tea served from 3pm onwards

18th – Jenny Flynn air-dry clay demonstration at 10am

19th – Casino Afternoon and a day at the races. Please dress up in your finest clothing to enjoy an afternoon of fun, games and a few cocktails!

21st –Church visit at 10.30am followed by Cooking Club with Jenny (Scotch Eggs)

27th – Visit from Rowhedge Pre-school children (St David’s Day crafts)

MARCH 

1st – St David’s Day – Welsh themed arts and crafts. Welsh themed food served from 12.30pm. Please wear something red, green and white.

2nd – Pets as Therapy Dog from 11am

3rd – World Wildlife Day (charity event) This years theme is “Sustaining all life on earth”. Wildlife themed arts and crafts and visit from Kimmy’s Zoo at 1.30pm.

4th – Derek Coe conducting a presentation on “Life as a Station Master” at 1.30pm

5th –World Book Day (reminiscence work) followed by Phil’s Eats n Treats Club (Chocolate cereal bars)

11th – American Country and Western Day. Themed food will be served from 12.30pm onwards. Please wear jeans and/or western style clothing.

16th – Sharon Mooney, official tour guide of Colchester, conducting a presentation on “The History of Colchester” at 1.30pm

17th – St Patrick’s Day – Irish themed arts and crafts. Irish themed food served from 12.30pm. A performance of traditional Irish Dancing at 4.30pm. Please wear something green.

18th – Aveley Lodge Residents Quiz Afternoon from 1.30pm

20th – Mother’s Day arts and crafts with a Mother’s Day themed Afternoon tea served from 3pm onwards

23rd – Cooking Club with Jenny (Flap Jacks)

24th – Singer Tanya Honey at 1.30pm

26th – Visit from Rowhedge Pre-school children (theme to be confirmed).

27th – Church visit at 10.30am

APRIL 

6th – Pets as Therapy Dog from 11am

8th – Phil’s Eats n Treats Club (Hot Cross Buns)

9th – Vanessa from the charity Canine Partners and her assistance dog Valencia will be talking about and demonstrating the amazing work of this charity at 1.30pm

10th – Chappel Chocolate House demonstrating how to make chocolate (with an Easter theme) at 2pm

13th – Aveley Lodge Easter Egg Hunt (For our residents only) with Easter themed crafts

14th – Easter themed Afternoon tea served from 3pm onwards

17th – Seed planting for the Aveley Lodge Sunflower Competition

23rd – St Georges Day – British/London themed Arts and Crafts with English themed food served from 12.30pm. Please wear something red and white. Visit from Rowhedge Pre-school children (dragon themed crafts).

24th – Church visit at 10.30am followed by Cooking Club with Jenny (Jam Tarts)

MAY 

1st – May Day themed craft activities including mini May Poles

4th – Pets as Therapy Dog from 11am and the start of our Bird Week. Learn all about our resident feathered friends, take part in bird themed arts and crafts, fun-filled games and bird watching activities.

5th – Phil’s Eats n Treats Club (Pretzels)

6th – An amazing live flying display from the Eden Birds of Prey team at 1.30pm followed by an up close and personal session where you can have photos with the birds.

7th – Aveley Lodge Residents Quiz Afternoon from 1.30pm with a Bird Theme. Visit from Rowhedge Pre-school children (Bird themed crafts).

8th – V.E. DAY 75th Anniversary celebrations with Aveley Lodge’s own Street Party with a traditional English Afternoon tea served from 3pm onwards. Nostalgic entertainment by Tanya Honey at 1.30pm.

25th – Cooking Club with Jenny (Salted Peanut & honeycomb Rocky Roads)

29th – Church visit at 10.30am

JUNE 

1st – Pets as Therapy Dog from 11am

8th –Phil’s Eats n Treats Club (no theme yet) along with the start of “Around the World” theme week exploring India, Greece, Italy, Mexico and Spain

18th – The Alzheimer’s Society Cup Cake Day

19th – Father’s Day arts and crafts

23rd – Afternoon tea served from 3pm onwards

26th – Church visit at 10.30am followed by Cooking Club with Jenny (Mini Burgers)

DUE TO THE CORONAVIRUS OUTBREAK & LOCKDOWN, OUR ACTIVITIES SCHEDULE HAS CHANGED. JUNE IS NOW “AROUND THE WORLD” THEMED MONTH AND IS CURRENTLY ONLY AVAILABLE TO OUR RESIDENTS.

JULY 

6th – Pets as Therapy Dog from 11am along with the start of Aveley Lodge’s Olympic Games week

15th – Aveley Lodge Residents Quiz Afternoon from 1.30pm

23rd – Cooking Club with Jenny (Pesto Tomato Pinwheels)

25th – Aveley Lodge Annual Summer Party – Fun Fair Theme with BBQ – 12-3pm

31st – Church visit at 10.30am

DUE TO THE CORONAVIRUS OUTBREAK & LOCKDOWN, OUR ACTIVITIES SCHEDULE HAS CHANGED. JULY IS NOW “NATURE” THEMED MONTH INCORPORATING BIRD WEEK AND IS CURRENTLY ONLY AVAILABLE TO OUR RESIDENTS.

AUGUST

3rd – Pets as Therapy Dog from 11am

21st – Cooking Club with Jenny (Pies & Pasties)

DUE TO THE CORONAVIRUS OUTBREAK & LOCKDOWN, OUR ACTIVITIES SCHEDULE HAS CHANGED. AUGUST IS NOW “STAYCATION” THEMED MONTH AND IS CURRENTLY ONLY AVAILABLE TO OUR RESIDENTS.

SEPTEMBER 

7th – Pets as Therapy Dog from 11am

16th – Aveley Lodge Residents Quiz Afternoon from 1.30pm

DUE TO THE CORONAVIRUS OUTBREAK & LOCKDOWN, OUR ACTIVITIES SCHEDULE HAS CHANGED. SEPTEMBER IS NOW “AUTUMN/HARVEST” THEMED MONTH AND IS CURRENTLY ONLY AVAILABLE TO OUR RESIDENTS.

OCTOBER 

5th – Pets as Therapy Dog from 11am

7th – Oktoberfest. German themed arts and crafts. German themed food served from 12.30pm. Please wear something red, black and yellow.

27th – Cooking Club with Jenny (Wraps)

DUE TO THE CORONAVIRUS OUTBREAK & LOCKDOWN, OUR ACTIVITIES SCHEDULE HAS CHANGED. OCTOBER IS NOW “HALLOWEEN & DAY OF THE DEAD” THEMED MONTH AND IS CURRENTLY ONLY AVAILABLE TO OUR RESIDENTS.

NOVEMBER 

2nd – Pets as Therapy Dog from 11am

18th – Aveley Lodge Residents Quiz Afternoon from 1.30pm

27th – Cooking Club with Jenny (Millionaires Shortbread)

30th – St Andrews Day – Scottish themed food served from 12.30pm. Please wear something white and blue. Scottish themed arts and crafts and Scottish themed entertainment.

DUE TO THE CORONAVIRUS OUTBREAK & LOCKDOWN, OUR ACTIVITIES SCHEDULE HAS CHANGED. NOVEMBER IS NOW “WINTER” THEMED MONTH AND IS CURRENTLY ONLY AVAILABLE TO OUR RESIDENTS.

DECEMBER – Christmas/Festive Month

The residents will be looking at festive traditions from around the world and making festive themed items as well as celebrating Christmas at Aveley Lodge.

3rd – Mercury Theatre’s special Christmas Concert for Care Homes at 11am

18th – Aveley Lodge Christmas Party – (for the residents only). A fun filled day packed with music, merriment, and festivities. The Aveley Lodge choir will be singing well known Christmas Carols and songs and we will be playing various board games and well-known family games such as Charades. All of this will be topped off with a wonderful festive feast!

*This list is not exhaustive and is likely to change over the coming weeks and months as other events are confirmed. Please check our Facebook page for up to date event details. Relatives and visitors are very welcome to attend all of the above events but please do let the Chefs know of your intention to attend the afternoon tea and themed food events. Thank you.

January – December 2019

JANUARY 2019

1st – New Year’s Day

7th – Visit by Pets As Therapy Dog at 11am

8th – Harpist performing classical songs at 2.30pm

18th – Cooking Club with Jenny 10am – 11.30am followed by Aveley Lodge Residents Quiz Afternoon from 1.30pm

19th – Afternoon Tea from 3.30pm onwards

23rd – Performance by Rat Pack Tribute Artist at 1.30pm

25th – Cooking Club with Jenny 2pm – 3.30pm

28th – Australia Day. Themed food will be served from 12.30pm onwards. Please wear something blue and white to help us commemorate Australia Day

29th – Derek Coe conducting a presentation and talk on Walks around Scotland at 1.30pm

FEBRUARY

4th – Visit by Pets As Therapy Dog at 11am

5th – Chinese New Year (themed arts and crafts)

7th – Visit from Rowhedge Pre-school children (Ball Games)

8th – Cooking Club with Jenny 2pm – 3.30pm

14th – Valentine’s Day (themed arts and crafts)

20th – Casino afternoon and Cocktail party. Please dress up in your finest clothing to enjoy an afternoon and evening of fun and games.

21st – Visit from 1st Monkwick Brownie pack between 6.30-7.30pm

23rd – Afternoon Tea from 3.30pm onwards

MARCH

1st – St David’s Day. (Themed arts and craft activities to celebrate)

4th – World Wildlife Day with Big Cat theme (charity event) and visit by Pets As Therapy Dog at 11am

7th – Visit from Rowhedge Pre-school children (Easter Crafts) followed by Cooking Club with Jenny 2pm – 3.30pm

14th – Musical performance by Bell Ringers from 1.30pm

16th – Afternoon Tea from 3.30pm onwards

18th – Irish theme day to celebrate St Patricks day. Themed food will be served from 12.30pm onwards. Please wear something green.

22nd – Church visit at 10.30am followed by Aveley Lodge Residents Quiz Afternoon from 1.30pm

25th – 29th – Aveley Lodge’s annual Commonwealth Games Week

31st – Mother’s Day (themed arts and crafts)

APRIL

1st – Visit by Pets As Therapy Dog at 11am

4th – Visit from 1st Monkwick Brownie pack between 6.30-7.30pm

8th – Cooking Club with Jenny 10am – 11.30am

9th – Country and Western theme day. Themed food will be served from 12.30pm onwards. Please wear jeans and/or western style clothing followed by Deb and Leanne’s entertainment show with a Western Theme from 1.30pm

11th – Derek Coe conducting a presentation and talk on Allotments at 1.30pm

15th – Cooking Club with Jenny 10am – 11.30am

18th – Wendy Spinks conducting a presentation and demonstration on Quilting at 1.30pm

19th – Aveley Lodge’s Easter Egg Hunt

21st – Easter Sunday

23rd – St Georges Day (themed arts and crafts)

26th – Church visit at 10.30am

27th – Afternoon Tea from 3.30pm onwards

29th – Visit from Rowhedge Pre-school children (baking and decorating cupcakes)

MAY

6th – May Day (theme art and crafts) and Visit by Pets As Therapy Dog at 11am

9th – Deb and Leanne’s entertainment show from 1.30pm

17th – Aveley Lodge Residents Quiz Afternoon from 1.30pm

20th – Thailand theme day. Themed food will be served from 12.30pm onwards. Please wear something red, white or navy.

24th – Church visit at 10.30am

28th – Performance by Rat Pack Tribute Artist at 1.30pm

29th – Afternoon Tea from 3.30pm onwards

JUNE

3rd – Visit by Pets As Therapy Dog at 11am

5th – “Twilight” the Barn Owl visiting at 2pm. A chance for all to get up close and personal with a barn owl and learn more about these amazing birds.

13th – Visit from Rowhedge Pre-school children (Art and colouring) followed by a performance by The Aveley Lodge Amateur Dramatics Group of “The Jungle Book” to raise money for the Alzheimer’s Society.

16th – Father’s Day (themed arts and crafts)

21st – Church visit at 10.30am followed by Wildscience Pet Therapy visit from 2pm

26th – Derek Coe conducting a presentation and talk on Teaching and School Life from the past at 1.30pm

27th – Visit from Rowhedge Pre-school children (Magic Table)

29th – Afternoon Tea from 3.30pm onwards

JULY

1st – Visit by Pets As Therapy Dog at 11am

9th – Deb and Leanne’s entertainment show from 1.30pm

11th – Visit from Rowhedge Pre-school children (saying farewell and goodbye to the children as they move up to “big” school)

12th – Under The Sea theme day. Seafood themed lunch will be served from 12.30pm onwards. Please wear something nautical.

13th – Street Orchestra Live from 2.30pm – An orchestra of over 40 players playing popular and classical music in Aveley’s garden

17th – Jenny conducting a presentation and demonstration on Flower Arranging at 1.30pm

18th – Aveley Lodge Residents Quiz Afternoon from 1.30pm

25th – Aveley Lodge’s 30th Anniversary celebrations. Afternoon Tea served from 3pm.

26th – Church visit at 10.30am

29th – Cooking Club with Jenny 10am – 11.30am

30th – Derek Coe conducting a presentation and talk the History of Layer Marney at 1.30pm

AUGUST

5th – Visit by Pets As Therapy Dog at 11am

6th – Performance by Sally’s Singing Quartet at 1.30pm

7th – The Fingringhoe branch of the W.I. visiting at 2pm

8th – Musical performance by Bell Ringers from 1.30pm

13th – Chappel Chocolate House demonstrating how to make chocolate at 1.30pm

18th – 26th – Fingringhoe Village Scarecrow Competition – Aliens theme (in aid of the charity Stepping Stones)

24th – Afternoon Tea from 3.30pm onwards

26th – Phil’s Eats and Treats Club at 2pm – making bread rolls

30th – Cooking Club with Jenny 10am – 11.30am

SEPTEMBER

2nd – Visit by Pets As Therapy Dog at 11am

4th – Performance by Rat Pack Tribute Artist at 1.30pm

6th – Aveley Lodge Residents Quiz Afternoon from 1.30pm

9th – Phil’s Eats and Treats Club at 2pm – making coconut ice

11th – Mad Hatters Tea Party from 2.30pm

19th – Harvest Home Day – learn how to make corn dollies followed by Afternoon Tea from 3.30pm onwards

25th – Film Evening at 7pm – Grease

27th – “Go Gold” charity fundraising day for the Children’s Cancer & Leukaemia Group (wear something yellow)

OCTOBER

4th- Aveley Lodge’s Oktoberfest (wear something red, yellow and black). German themed games throughout the day. German themed food served from 12.30pm onwards

7th – Visit by Pets As Therapy Dog at 11am

10th – Phil’s Eats and Treats club at 2pm – making no bake salted caramel cheesecake bites and at 6.30pm, visit by 1st Monkwick Brownies

17th – Cooking Club with Jenny 10am – 11.30am

23rd – A performance by The Aveley Lodge Amateur Dramatics Group of “Snow White & the Seven Dwarfs” with a twist from 2pm

26th – Afternoon Tea from 3.30pm onwards

31st – Halloween / Day of the Dead Festivities- “Twilight” the Barn Owl visiting at 1.30pm. A chance for all to get up close and personal with a barn owl and learn more about these amazing birds.

NOVEMBER

4th – Visit by Pets As Therapy Dog at 11am

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

6th – Quilting Demonstration by Wendy Spinks at 2pm

8th – Cooking Club with Jenny 10am – 11.30am

11th – Remembrance Day with themed Arts and Crafts

13th – Aveley Lodge Residents Quiz Afternoon (Xmas theme) from 1.30pm

15th – Tania Honey (Vocalist) performance at 1.30pm

20th – Egyptian Day (wear something red, white and black)

21st – Afternoon Tea from 3.30pm onwards followed by Film Evening at 7pm – A Town Called Alice

22nd – Church visit at 10.30am

26th – Cooking Club with Jenny 10am – 11.30am

28th – Phil’s Eats and Treats club at 2pm – making Chocolate Truffles

DECEMBER

2nd – Visit by Pets As Therapy Dog at 11am

6th – Phil’s Eats and Treats Club at 2pm – making festive orange brandy butter and no bake fudge

12th – Cooking Club with Jenny 10am – 11.30am

14th – Aveley Lodge Christmas Party 2-4pm with a festive themed afternoon tea served from 3.30pm. We will have carol singing from Aveley Lodge’s very own choir, various stalls selling last minute Christmas goodies throughout the afternoon and our popular Christmas hamper raffle.

16th – Fingringhoe Primary School visiting to sing Christmas carols at 1.30pm

17th – Performance by Rat Pack Tribute Artist with a Xmas theme at 1.30pm

20th – Church visit at 10.30am

23rd – Keyboardist performing classical songs at 10.30am

25th – Christmas Day

31st – New Years Eve

*This list is not exhaustive and is likely to change over the coming weeks and months as other events are confirmed. Please check our Facebook page for up to date event details. Relatives and visitors are very welcome to attend all of the above events but please do let the Chefs know of your intention to attend the afternoon tea and themed food events. Thankyou.