Meet our Activities Coordinator, Dawn Davis & 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.
Life at West Oak Care Home
West Oak received Easter goodies from our local garden centre to help the staff and residents celebrate Easter.
A box full of chocolate bunnies, eggs, strawberry and cookie crumble flavoured egg halves., accompanied by a hand-written Easter card.
The residents and staff were delighted to see such a generous donation. A big thank you to Henry Street Garden Centre in Arborfield, who have helped to make Easter a day to remember.
A flipping good time was had by all at West Oak’s pancake flipping afternoon, no matter where our residents or staff were.
Everyone made a great effort to flip as many pancakes as they could in one minute, with Mark our Maintenance Manager flipping a disintegrating pancake a whopping 53 times!
Residents, families and staff celebrated Valentine's in style with West Oak’s Valentines week. Starting the week off with a cinema trip where residents and team members enjoyed a treat with the film of their choice.
Love was in the air at Gary’s Valentine's performance where fun was had by all, and everyone got a rose to mark the occasion from Gary or Dawn, Activities, even our volunteers were made to feel special.
Valentines week finished with a romantic meal for couples. With a meal prepared especially for the occasion by our Chef. Everyone really appreciated being able to spend this special day with the loved ones.
Mayor of Wokingham Visited West Oak
The Mayor of Wokingham visited West Oak to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas. There were other special guests from the local Wokingham hospital. Everyone had a great time together.
Wear it Pink Day
Gary Roman, musical entertainer helped us fundraise for breast cancer awareness campaign, Big Pink Day. Great fun was had by all.
Brave and Shave
Jeanette makes the first cut towards a resident, who is a retired Hairdresser, helping Gabbi to ‘Brave the shave’ in support of the Macmillan Cancer Research.