Meet our Activities Coordinator, Eve Parson
My role is to organise and plan the activities for all of the residents at Westwood. I enjoy getting to know people and finding out about their families, background and interests and then I try to plan relevant activities around this information. I work closely with the caring team also.
Activities at Westwood House
As Activity Coordinator at Westwood House I am fully committed to organising activities for all of the residents. This includes activities within the home such as reminiscence sessions, and planning events such as the Summer and Christmas parties. We have also provided some very successful trips out to local places of interest in our minibus and have monthly visits from entertainers and musicians. We are always encouraging local schools to get involved and have recently managed to get a local charity 'Spare tyre' working with us very successfully.
It is important to me that each individual who we support can get as much from these as possible, so we try our best to arrange activities that reflect their interests and capabilities as best as possible, and encourage them to participate in any way they can. We also encourage relatives to join with activities and events as often as they can.
Life at Westwood House Care Home
Music & Wine
We enjoyed the music provided by one of our residents, who was playing the electric organ. She had good support from the rest of the residents in our lounge, and one or two others were busy trying to complete jigsaws as part of a challenge while enjoying a glass of wine.
Macmillan Coffee Morning
We celebrated our McMillan Coffee Morning on Friday 25th September. Robert assisted our residents to make some lovely cakes, which showed our appreciation to them and to all of the NHS nurses who all work so hard.
It was a very different occasion this year without any visitors, but we made up for it with lots of chatting and laughter. We talked about the NHS nurses, and everyone really appreciates the hard work they do. The cakes were very tasty and disappeared very quickly.
Our residents enjoyed a morning of quite challenging dot-to-dot puzzles, and quite intensive colouring books, which were quite detailed and required lots of concentration.
It had been quite a while since we had done some of these puzzles, so there was plenty of laughs trying to get our finders back into good form, and hard concentration needed from everyone!
Team members and residents at Westwood House celebrated their Friendship Day on Friday 31st July. Some residents wrote cards to be sent out to friends or children from the local community, others helped preparing the festive food for the day.
Friendship Day was celebrated by the residents talking about friendship and what it means to them and they were writing their friendship cards to be sent out to their friends and families and the local community groups, who we have not been able to visit for a few months now.
We had lots of fun celebrating Nurses Day here at Westwood House!
Afternoon Tea Delivery
On Friday 26th June, we delivered a lovely afternoon tea to Sandra, whose Dad used to be a resident with us. Her Mum, Doreen, is still at home, but we stay in regular contact with her and her two lovely daughters.
We thought it would be nice to arrange a lovely tea to show we are still thinking about them all. It was delivered by Robert, our Host, and Eve, our Activities Coordinator. They were absolutely delighted with the tea!
We also delivered a lovely afternoon tea to the team at Wells Park Surgery, who we work very closely with. They were so grateful for the lovely tea and we are hoping that everyone got some to share. This was our way of saying thank you for their continued hard work and commitment to us all at Westwood House, particularly for their exemplary care to our residents.
Continuing Life Enrichment
During this unprecedented time, we have a number of measures in place to ensure residents remain engaged, connected and socially active.
Need a venue?
We have a meeting room, suitable for 10-15 people that is available to hire for free to members of the local community.
Don't Dine Alone
Enjoy some company and a delicious lunch.