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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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Remembrance Day

As custodians of remembrance, The Royal British Legion called on the nation to unite in commemorating Remembrance Sunday. Westergate House residentsand staff answered that call, along with the Bognor Regis Air & Sea Cadets. Rev. Alison Green held a service of remembrance, which this year fell on the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War.

Westergate House joins the rest of the nation in saying 'thank you'.

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Harvest Service

Our Harvest Service was held by Rev Dr. Janet Hopewell, who is the Southern Synod Chaplain for Older People. The residents of Westergate House gathered to give thanks for the harvest.

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Fun Days

You're never too old for dressing up! The Westergate House care staff have been enjoying fun times with the residents recently. Everyone likes to be silly sometimes! 

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Baking Preparations

With the recipe chosen, the ladies of Westergate House were off to Sainsbury’s to buy the ingredients for this week's baking class.

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Some Things Never Change

Every little girl loves to dress up and, as we move through our lives, some things stay the same. Isn't she lovely?

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Memory Lane Gardening

Tony, our friendly Gardener, can often be seen around our Memory Lane Community, making sure our garden looks the best it can.

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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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