Meet our Activities Coordinator, Carol Patterson
I joined Westlake in 2019, and I really love it here. The team and residents are really friendly and have made me feel very welcome. I have previously worked with adults who have learning disabilities, which has aided me in supporting older people.
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 Westlake House Care Home
Royal Ascot - The Gold Cup.
Lockdown fun - today we enjoyed Royal Ascot - the Gold Cup here at Westlake House. Strawberries, cake and Pimms were enjoyed by all.
Our first familiy reunion in lockdown
Today, was the much awaited day here in Westlake House, when a husband and wife saw each other for the first time since lockdown begun. Our maintenance officer David cleaned the garden chairs and put up the umbrella but sadly the visit had to be cut short due to the British weather
Not all our residents are fathers but we certainly all had one, so this is a lovely day to reminisce with our team and other residents about their early life. Of course this may involve enjoying an afternoon tea as well to celebrate the day
Our own 'King Charles'
Today', Emma Francis, Senior Carer bought to us her 7 year old King Charles spaniel 'Charlie'. The staff and residents just loved him. Charlie is always welcome here.
You are Welcome!
Carol, Scarlett and our General Manager Kate Day delivering our new welcoming banner to the community.
Enjoying the Sun
Our residents have been enjoying the beautiful weather by relaxing in our gardens. In our gardens our plants and flowers are in full bloom and it looks absolutely lovely.
Continuing Life Enrichment
During this unprecedented time, we have a number of measures in place to ensure residents remain engaged, connected and socially active.
We have a room that is available to hire to members of the local community.
Come along to our friendly and informal group and enjoy delicious refreshments and cold drinks.