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.
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 partnerships with places of interest and world class performance companies
Life at West Oak Care Home
A Taste of India
Residents and staff enjoyed a taste of India at in recognition of Indian Cultural Day. Residents also took an armchair tour of India’s stunning landmarks, which created some fascinating conversations.
106th Birthday Celebrations
Ivy, a resident here at West oak, celebrated her 106th birthday recently. Ivy marked the special occasion by celebrating with friends, family and staff here at West Oak. She had many beautiful flowers, gifts, balloons and Cards and an extra special card from The Queen herself. The Kitchen staff was thrilled to be able to make such a special birthday Cake to mark such a special event.
It was such a lovely afternoon and staff at West oak was overjoyed to be able to be part of such a special day and see all of the family celebrating together. Ivy had a fantastic time
Garden Centre Visit
Staff at West Oak were absolutely thrilled to be able to take some of our residents to the garden centre again.
Everyone had such an amazing time wandering around looking at all of the beautiful flowers and garden features.
Henry Street Garden Centre has a small aquarium, so we took our residents through to have a look at the fish, and they absolutely loved it.
Euro 2021 Celebrations!
Residents and staff at West Oak have been cheering on their home sides throughout the Euros. The home has been decked out with flags and residents have been enjoying all the action over the past three weeks. Everyone at the home has been so excited that Gareth’s boys have been playing so well!
Fans of the beautiful game were delighted to be able to watch this year’s fixtures after the disappointment of last year’s tournament having to be postponed. Residents and staff have been getting together to watch the matches and enjoying cold beers and nibbles.
Residents were both excited and very nervous for the final game England Vs Italy. Residents and staff were supporting England by wearing their England Shirts and cheering them on.
Sister Veronica's Home Visit
We were overjoyed to be able to escort Sister Veronica in their mini bus for a home visit this week.
Sister Veronica was all smiles on her journey, and so happy to be finally able to go out again in the mini bus. Sister Bernadette and Sister Teresa were both waiting for Sister Veronica with happiness and joy.
They all enjoyed afternoon tea, with a selection of cakes. It was lovely to see their smiles of happiness after such a long time.
West Oak carers received many thank you cards and chocolates in recognition of all their hard work and dedication for the care they provide. Our team were very proud to receive these gifts of appreciation for National Carers Week.