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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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Charity Skydive

Chloe Holmes has raised over £1,000 for the Alzheimer’s Society by successfully completing a skydive at 10,000 feet, falling at over 120mph and motivated by families, friends and staff members.

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Snakes & Ladders

There are times when everyone turns to the old favourite; the game everyone played as a child, the game that taught us all how to play fair: it’s got to be Snakes & Ladders!

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Garden Fête

We were delighted to welcome visitors into the home to enjoy our Garden Fête and BBQ. There was a sumptuous buffet and amazing music, which soon had both the residents & guests dancing away.

Everything, including the gazebos, were moved indoors due to the weather, but it didn't prevent anyone from enjoying the day.

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10 Years of Service

We recently celebrated with Preethy and Jomon, who have been with us at Westergate House for 10 years. Preethy is one of our fabulous Nurses and her husband, Jomon, has recently completed his Care Practitioner training. We look forward to another ten years with them!

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Coffee and Cake

During a recent trip out, residents and staff stopped in at a local bistro and for a spot of coffee and cake.

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Elvis was in the Building!

There was excitement in the air the day Elvis came to croon for the ladies and gentlemen at Westergate house in his blue suede shoes, and he certainly didn’t disappoint! Elvis performed some of his classic hits recommended from residents families and was an instant hit with the ladies!

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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