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Meet our Activities Coordinator, Philomena Woods

Hi, my name is Philomena, and I am Head of Activities here at Westergate House. Professionally, I am from a police background, however, when I relocated to West Sussex with my family in 2012, I joined the healthcare sector. Working in a care home environment lead to a great opportunity to lead the activities department, where I realised I had found my passion.

Here at Westergate, we are flexible and responsive to residents’ individual lifestyle choices, and we love finding creative ways to enable people to live as full a life as possible. Alicja, Lucia and I, as the activities team, passionately believe that fun and laughter are a key ingredient to enjoying a happy home life, and nothing pleases us more than to see a smile on residents' faces.

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 our home

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The Queen's Birthday Celebrations

Westergate House residents enjoyed the celebrations for Her Majesty's official birthday. There was live music, a buffet and bunting. It turned into a busy day, with lots of visitors and people looking around our home.

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Residents Love Sparkles

Residents are always keen to search through a good mix of jewellery to see what they can find.

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Friendships...

It's always lovely to see new people joining our Memory Lane community and getting to know them and their loved ones. They always bring their fascinating life stories with them, and it's equally as lovely seeing new bonds and friendships developing and the smile when someone saves the seat next to them… just for you.

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Dementia Action Week

As part of Dementia Action Week, Westergate House residents enjoyed live music with Lyndsey, who had the house singing & dancing, then residents moved on to a sumptuous Alice in Wonderland-themed tea party and enjoyed a well-earned cupcake after all that dancing.

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Sunshine & Smiles

An unusual window of beautiful, early sunshine is the ideal time to make sure residents have the opportunity of being outside. Masie was one of the first for tea and cake in the sunshine.

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Cheque Presentation

Residents of Westergate House presented Eastergate Village Hall with a cheque for £250.00 to add to the fundraising for a community defibrillator. 

Upcoming events

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Coffee Morning

Come along and enjoy a chat over a hot drink and a biscuit or two.

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