Meet our Activities Coordinator, Dawn Davies & Helen Fagan
Dawn and Helen are at the centre of all the activities here at West Oak. They provide an interesting and varied activities schedule and ensure that there is something for everyone. They are passionate about the importance of activities and will go that extra mile just for a smile or a raised eyebrow, whether it's one-to-one time or a group session, inside or out, fun is had by all.
Activities at our home
Our activities team are great at building the activities programme around the likes and interests of the people we care for. Ensuring that our social events offer fun and adventure is part of the ethos of our home; it’s important that those we support can enjoy an active and social lifestyle. Of course, there will always be those who prefer peace and quiet, and in these instances, a cup of tea and a chat are always welcomed.
Activities and Events Partnerships
As part of our bespoke life-enrichment programmes, we host a number of live virtual events in the home on a regular basis through a number of partnerships with places of interest and world class performance companies
Life at West Oak Care Home
Fun in the Sun
It was a real treat to be able to get out in our garden this month to enjoy the spring sunshine together. Residents and Relatives enjoyed a sociable afternoon getting to know each other over a generous bowl of ice cream. It was a great way to welcome our new and existing Relatives back to our Activities.
West Oak would like to thank St Pauls School Pupils for their amazing handmade Easter cards and gifts. The pupils put a lot of work into the cards and the residents were thrilled to receive the them, and really appreciated the kind and thoughtful words the pupils had written. Resident are keen to send thank you cards and continue to build our relationship with St Pauls School.
Residents and Staff really enjoyed the Wallace Collections live virtual event, with their introduction to this national museum collection. Especially the sensory walk through The Rainbow Landscape by Peter Paul Rubens which opened our eyes to a new way to look at the landscape in a more sensory way.
West oak Residents and Staff enjoyed a trip out to their local garden center Henry Street. On arrival the Residents were thrilled to see how many Easter decorations there were on display. The main entrance was beautifully decorated with Easter chicks, Easter baskets, Easter eggs, bunny and the favourite of all was a very large Peter Rabbit. After looking around at all the Easter selection, we wondered outside to look at all the spring flowers and bedding plants. We finished our afternoon with a cream tea and selection of delicious cakes to suit all.
International Day of Forest
In celebration of International Day of Forest, West Oak purchased a Mirabelle Gypsy & Golden Sphere Cherry Plum tree from our local garden centre to plant in our garden.
Residents, staff and family members had a lovely afternoon choosing a location and then planting the tree. Here at West Oak we wanted to choose a fruit tree and was very intrigued when we looked and found the Cherry Plum which we thought would be a great choice.
We look forward to being able to pick some fruit and create all kind of goodies for the residents.
St Patrick's Day Celebrations
This year at West Oak residents and staff had such a great day celebrating St Patrick's Day. We started off our celebrations with making some delicious Mocktail’s with Non Alcoholic Gin, tonic, Lime Juice & Cucumber; these went down an absolute treat!
Then to end our afternoon we made some Irish Coffee’s with nibbles and had an afternoon chin wag. The Irish Coffees were a massive hit and the residents really did have a great day celebrating!