Meet our Activities Coordinator, Sarah Morley
I’m so blessed to be a part of a great team here at Westvale. I’m really looking forward to making a difference to the residents' lives.
I’m so passionate about my job; I am dedicated to creating a varied activities programme that reflects residents' own likes and dislikes, and ensuring that they can live life to the fullest whilst staying at Westvale.
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 Westvale House Care Home
Oktoberfest fun at Westvale
Residents and staff at Westvale got their boarding passes and passports at the ready, as they set off on an adventure to Germany to celebrate Germany’s Octoberfest! The Octoberfest is a popular event in Germany. It is the world’s largest beer festival celebration and draws over six million visitors over 3 weeks!
Residents at Westvale enjoyed a German quiz, German music, dancing, Beer tasting, German food tasting and even joined in, in a Yodelling competition!
Tao Cantonese serve up banquet for home
Chris and Vanesa Song, owners of Tao Cantonese restaurant in Warrington treated our residents and staff to a taste of their amazing food. The chef has been working hard to prepare the food for the afternoon.
Chris and Vanesa who’s mum was in the home, said it was a real pleasure to be able to give something back to the home for all that they had done for Chris’s mum.
Macmillan Fund Raiser
Yasmin, our Admin Assistant arranged and coordinated the annual Macmillan fund raiser with the help of Sarah, Activities coordinator. Together & with a whole home approach they raised £150.00 for the charity
Residents and visiting relatives enjoyed games such as “Guess how many sprinkles were on Colin the Caterpillar cake?” & the winner took him home for tea! Westvale House’s fund raising efforts have been a big success - they managed to raise £150.00 (one hundred and fifty pounds) and, most importantly, everyone had a lot of fun doing it!
In search of the Golden Ticket on Roald Dahl Day
Westvale House residents enjoyed celebrating the annual Roald Dahl Day. We enjoyed discussing Roald Dahl's life & his works. Resident Vera Rudd won the Golden ticket finding it her Willy Wonka Chocolate Bar! We read some favourite short stories and watched Charlie And The Chocolate Factory the movie!
Good luck to retiring Head Gardener
After almost 14 years of continuous service at Westvale House in Old Hall, Warrington, much-loved Head Gardener, Alan Bellian has decided to retire.
Staff and residents at the home thanked Alan in style by hosting a small socially distanced garden gathering with a personalised cake, savoury buffet & presents to thank him for many years of dedication. Everyone at the home has very fond memories of Alan and he will be sadly missed.
During his time at Westvale House, Alan has maintained and planted areas in the landscaped gardens to all aspects of the care home creating raised beds and colourful floral displays for residents to enjoy as views from the home or when strolling through the garden pathways.
Staff celebrate 45-years long service
A Chef, a Kitchen Assistant and a Carer at Westvale House, have all received prestigious Long Service Awards in celebration of working at Barchester Healthcare for ten, fifteen and twenty years!
Maureen Richards, a Chef for 20 years, Vanita Withnall, a kitchen assistant for 15 years and Kim Chamberlain, a Carer for 10 years have all worked with residents and their relatives to ensure that their needs have been met over the years.
Continuing Life Enrichment
During this unprecedented time, we have a number of measures in place to ensure residents remain engaged, connected and socially active.
Tea and a Tour
Our General Manager and team would like to welcome you for tea and a tour of our home.
Calling All Emergency Services
Come and take a break with us!
Don't Dine Alone
Enjoy some company and a nutritious meal!