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
More Messages of Kindness
These are some of the cards and letters that we have received from children at St James the Great Nursery & Primary School in Thornton Heath. We displayed them so that we can move them from around the home for everyone to see.
Messages of Kindness
These cards and pictures and stories have been sent in to us by lots of pupils at St James The Great Nursery and Primary School in Thornton Heath. They made contact with us through one of their staff members, Nicole Duffy, who knows the home. They were really keen to make contact with our residents and keep them cheerful throughout this very difficult time when they are socially distanced from their loved ones.
Everything we have received has been absolutely delightful and has cheered us all up so much. The residents are really pleased to know that there are children out there who are thinking about them. There are some amazing pictures and stories that we have all read and they are displayed throughout the home. We will be sending thank you letters and cards back to the children when we can and will also be inviting them into the home later in the year to say a very special thank you to them all.
What a wonderful school to think about us all here. Please keep sending them!
A Budding Artist
Lauren is a founding member of of our Parent & Child Group, which is held at Westwood House every Friday morning from 10am-12pm. This is a photo of her beautiful daughter, Rana, painting a lovely picture for all the residents and staff at Westwood House. We all know Lauren and Rana very well now and Rana now has a handsome new brother called Freddie, who will be coming to meet us all later in the year.
All of our mums enjoyed a lovely Mother’s Day. They loved the flowers we bought for them and also the homemade cakes and sherry that we had on offer. Cards were read out and gifts were unwrapped and lots of lovely messages came through from their loved ones via Skype or Facetime. We made every effort for families to be in touch as much as possible on this special day and made sure that all of our mums and nans were aware of the love their lovely families have for them and that they were being thought of even in this difficult time when they are unable to be close by.
Andrew visited Westwood House this afternoon and serenaded our residents with his truly wonderful voice. This music was thoroughly enjoyed by residents and relatives alike. After the entertainment, cup cakes and cookies were also enjoyed.
Great entertainment was enjoyed by all of 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.