Activities at Newlands

Activities within our home are tailored around the requests of the residents. Our Activities Coordinator holds regular activity meetings with the residents and staff to seek new thoughts and ideas. The home is committed to offering a varied range of activities for all residents from hand and nail care to gardening for those who have green fingers. We carry out reminiscence activities including planned entertainment days utilisng our PoDs, bringing the seaside into the home or a Dance Hall evening. We are proud to be part of the OOMPH Organisation, which offers upper and lower limb exercises to music, we have strong links with the local library offering visual and audio books for residents to enjoy.

We hold strong links with the community, especially schools and local children's sports teams who visit the home to provide entertainment and engagement with residents. We also maintain relationships with the church to ensure that residents spiritual beliefs are met. Externally we have our own mini bus and outings are planned and carried out again tailored to residents preferences, whether it be a shopping, visit to the local pub, tea and coffee afternoons or a scenic day out in the lakes and lovely countryside that surrounds us. However the fun does not just stop at the residents we care for but we also hold family nights for example our Pie and Pea Suppers, and various fayres throughout the year.

Life at our home

Mayor of Workington Visited Newlands

Our resident ambassador Jane Bouch met the Mayor of Workington, Janet King, who visited the home to wish us all a Merry Christmas.

Elves for Alzheimer's

Staff at Newlands dressed up as elves on 6th December to raise money for Alzheimer's.

Fang’tastic Party for Residents

Residents of Newlands enjoyed an afternoon on fun and mess as their creative skills were showcased with pumpkin carvers before Residents were joined by staff, their children  getting into the Halloween spirit with some spooktacular outfits and a fang’tastic party.  

Their spooky creations are now displayed proudly in the home’s foyer for all guests to see and admire. Kim Whelan, General Manager said: “This was such a lovely way to spend the afternoon.”

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Residents & Community Come Together to Remember

Residents, relatives, colleagues and members of the West Cumberland Royal Engineer Association and the community have come together and got involved with creating a display with 1700 crotched and knitted poppies, flags and silent soldiers’ figures.

The home has planned a range of Remembrance day has inspired activities which helps residents to honour and remember those affected by the war.

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Newlands Fair Newlands Fair

Newlands Fair

Staff, residents, relatives and the local community came together at Newlands to enjoy an open day that was held at the home on 31st August 2019. The home hosted a variety of activities throughout the day, including 300 mile exercise bike challenge, wet sponge throw, cake sale and music from Mickey D, which were enjoyed by everyone who came to the event.

On the day the team at the home also celebrated the launch of their new workshop space for residents, named Haile Hut. The hut was named in memory of a resident of the home, Tony Haile, whose tools and equipment were donated by his wife Carole.

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Bringing the Community Together

Staff, residents, relatives and the local community came together at Newlands to enjoy an open day that was held at the home on 31st August 2019. Newlands hosted a variety of activities throughout the day, including 300 mile exercise bike challenge, wet sponge throw, cake sale and music from Mickey D, which were enjoyed by everyone who came to the event.

On the day, the team at the home also celebrated the launch of their new workshop space for residents named Haile Hut. The hut was named in memory of a resident of the home, Tony Haile, whose tools and equipment were donated by his wife Carole.

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