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 our home
Residents Honour the Fallen
Residents of Westvale commemorated Remembrance Day on Sunday 10th November, where they joined the rest of the United Kingdom in holding a two-minute silence at 11am.
As well as marking Remembrance Day by wearing poppies and watching the televised service, some residents were taken to the local cenotaph to commemorate the members of the armed forces who died in the line of duty.
In the days leading up to Remembrance Sunday Residents participated in Remembrance arts and crafts and an afternoon live performance from vocalist, Debby who took everyone down memory lane and had them all singing along before the church service.
Residents Recognise Yom Kippur
Residents, families and staff welcomed Jewish Counsellor, Geoff Pearl from St Helens to the home as part of their regular afternoon teas as their guest speaker to come and speak who shared the history of the Jewish Festival Yom Kippur, also known as Day Of Atonement.
The residents learnt that it is the holiest day of the year for the Jews and its central themes are atonement and repentance and how they traditionally observe this holy day with an approximate 25-hour period of fasting and intensive prayer, often spending most of the day in synagogue services. Everyone enjoyed the informative talk and group session.
Country Music Entertainment
Residents at Westvale enjoyed an afternoon of singing and dancing as they welcomed popular local entertainer, Debby into the home for an afternoon of country music, before settling back to enjoy a slice of home-made cake and refreshments.
Carol Dwyer, General Manager, said: “Everyone had a lovely time singing their favourite songs. When they weren’t singing they were dancing. It was a lovely way to spend an afternoon.
Residents Enjoy Coffee With Neighbours
Residents of Westvale recently took a trip out to their neighbours at St Phillips where they were welcomed for a community coffee morning. It was open to relatives to attend, everyone enjoyed the home made cakes and treats, whilst chatting with one another about the colourfully decorated biscuits and cakes.
Music was played in the background, as residents chatted to their neighbours and friends. One resident remarked on how much they enjoyed the morning, and how beautiful all of the cakes looked.
Carol Dwyer, General Manager, commented: “A wonderful morning has been had by all. The coffee morning has been such a success and we look forward to our next one.”
Macmillan Coffee Morning
Residents and families enjoyed our Macmillan Coffee Morning. There was lots of coffee and cake. We played lots of fun games to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support., and managed to raise £100 total. Well done, everyone!
Residents Enjoy a Trip to Norcutts Garden Centre
Several residents recently enjoyed a trip to the local garden centre, which proved to be a horticultural shopping success enjoyed enjoy ambling around, looking at the lovely flowers, plants and gift-ware before a refreshing trip to the centre’s popular café where they enjoyed tea and a delicious slice of cake.
Over tea everyone shared their personal gardening tips, with some residents enjoying a spot of shopping in the centre’s shop. “Everyone had a lovely visit” commented one resident “It’s a lovely time of the year to come out and see all the plants with their late summer blooms”.
Events & Activities in December
There are lots of fun activities arranged throughout December here at Westvale.
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!