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
Staff, at Barchester’s Westvale care home, in Warrington, have hatched an Easter party plan for residents with celebrations starting with a raffle to win a selection of hampers filled with chocolate treats sure to satisfy any chocolate lover!
Resident celebrates birthday with family reunion
For residents at Westvale House Care Home in Warrington, the long awaited reunion with one family member has become a reality, as one single named visitor is now allowed to visit each resident in their bedroom.
There has been much anticipation of this moment by families and residents alike. Guidance was issued by the Government on March 4 and Barchester Healthcare, who run Westvale House Care Home, is proceeding with a safe and cautious approach to visiting. Strict protocols are in place with all visitors required to have a negative Lateral Flow Device test result before being allowed into the home, and infection control measures and social distancing in place for every visit, with hand holding allowed but not recommended.
Despite the need for testing and social distancing, it was still welcome news for so many residents and their family members to be able to meet in the comfort of their bedroom. Residents and their relative enjoyed getting together and catching up face to face.
Residents from Westvale recently enjoyed an afternoon of cupcake making as part of their baking club, which took them back to their younger years. Baking sessions are a popular activity for the home and the activity had taste buds tingling.
Charlotte Aspinall, General Manager said: “The residents enjoyed getting creative with their decorations as it not only brings back memories of their childhood, but also times when they’ve baked with their own children and grandchildren. Once all the cakes were decorated, we all enjoyed sitting down with a cup of tea and a home-made cake.”
Movie magic for Residents
Residents of Westvale enjoyed a little movie magic and a socially distanced relaxing morning to enjoy their chosen film accompanied by refreshments and delicious chocolate treats. Residents were captivated by the colours and sounds of this wonderful movie.
Residents receive gift from local church
Residents at Westvale recently enjoyed a visit from their community friends, Bethel Free Church who were delivering calendars for each of the Residents. Residents at the home enjoyed looking through the pictures of the calendar and the gift has meant such a lot as visitors are currently not able to visit the home at this time.
Musical performance delights Residents
Residents were overjoyed at Westvale when their favourite entertainers paid a visit to give a festive performance in the homes beautiful grounds. The trumpeters played an array of Christmas carols to the delight of the Residents.
Obviously during lockdown it wasn’t possible for Westvale to have live performances but the new visitor suite also means that small groups of residents can once again enjoy live entertainment.