Meet our Activities Coordinator, Jacqui Renou
Hi, my name is Jacqui, and I am the Activities Coordinator here at Westlake.
Activities at our home
Residents enjoy playing hoopla and bocce bowls, which combine exercise with the thrill of competitive sport. We invite entertainers and musicians to visit the home on a regular basis and residents very much enjoy watching them perform.
We also have our pet therapy dog, Marley, visit the home on a fortnightly basis, and residents love petting him. They also enjoy health and fitness days, where they get the opportunity to participate in armchair exercises and target games.
We always celebrate National Volunteer Week, which we use as a chance to say thank you for the wonderful work that our volunteers do that further enhances the quality of life for those who live at Westlake.
As well as continuing with our favourite activities, such as arts & crafts, bingo, knit & natter, Scrabble, board games, bridge, quizzes, pampers & manicures, reminiscence sessions and musical memories, we always like to launch new activities for residents, which give them the opportunity to socialise with their friends and families. These could be our own vegetable patches, flower arranging sessions, a book club or anything else that our imaginations conjure up.
Life at our home
Residents enjoyed a theatrical performance from Tickled Pink Productions. They enjoyed watching, tap dancing, acting and listening to songs.
Annual Garden Party
Westlake House had a great afternoon for their annual garden party, with BBQ stalls, raffle, and a magician. The sun was out all day for everyone to enjoy.
Staff, residents and guests had a lovely afternoon celebrating success after receiving their 'Good' CQC report result. Everyone had a great time with pizza and prosecco.
Horsham Museum joined our residents and their guests for a wonderful afternoon with a reminiscence quiz. Everyone was put into teams and asked to guess many different weird and wonderful objects some dating back to the turn of the century.
Residents of Westlake House and the local community had a fabulous day. Horsham’s very own Rock Choir came to sing for everyone at the home. The whole home spent the afternoon tapping their feet and having photos taken with them all. They even took time out to have a chat with those that couldn’t make the concert.
The Magic Table
We are delighted to announce that we have just had a Magic Table installed, which is an interactive light projector, designed to support residents living with dementia by keeping them engaged through specialised games.
The light projections respond to hand and arm movement, allowing residents to stay stimulated and, most of all, have fun!
You can read more about it on this page.