Meet our Activities Coordinator, Helena Monger
Hi, my name is Helena and I’m the Activities Coordinator here at The Wingfield. My role is to provide stimulating and motivational activities for residents. Getting to know those we support and creating tailored activities programmes for them is extremely rewarding. We focus on maximising everyone’s wellbeing, independence and social engagement, as well as providing varied activities to suit all.
Activities at Wingfield Care Home
Here at The Wingfield our activities team provide a varied and interesting range of activities for all residents. We are registered with the National Activity Providers Association (NAPA) and we take pride in delivering activities that will enhance residents lives and bring happiness and a sense of purpose. Our cooking activities are very popular, as well as the regular book clubs, coffee mornings, skittle matches and bus trips. We provide one to one support for those who are unable to attend activities and we have tea dances, musicians, quizzes, music and movement, as well as our giant scrabble board! But most importantly we have fun! Relatives are always welcome and there is always much laughter and smiling faces during our activities. We take pride in what we do and we continually strive to enhance residents lives through meaningful activity.
Life at our home
Songbirds Choir Performance
A resident’s wife sings for the Songbirds Choir who kindly came to The Wingfield to showcase their musical talent. Their whole performance was uplifting and everyone enjoyed socialising and an afternoon tea afterwards.
Children Bring Joy Through Penpal Scheme
Siblings, Grace and Jacob wanted to do an act of kindness and have started writing to residents at The Wingfield. After the residents wrote back, Grace and Jacob came in to the home to meet them in person and residents were thrilled!
A group of National Citizen students kindly came in to the home to create various wheelchair accessible flowerbeds. Their project was followed by an opening ceremony and an afternoon tea. Not only do they look wonderful, but residents will enjoy maintaining them throughout the year!
Wiltshire Equine Assisted Learning were recently awarded a grant from the Big Lottery to run a three year project, offering animal interactions and outdoor activities to people leaving with dementia.
We have been fortunate to obtain a space every Friday, where participants can enjoy working with horses and a variety of other animals including alpacas, guinea pigs and dogs. Participants also have the opportunity to take part in planned activities overseen by a qualified facilitator and volunteers who support the project.
It is well documented that interactions with animals and being outdoors can be very therapeutic.
International Friendship Day
The 30th July marks International Friendship Day therefore The Wingfield care home in Trowbridge and Henford House in Warminster joined up to celebrate the day with afternoon tea and cake. Other residents at the home took part in an arts & crafts session, making personalised friendship cards for their loved ones.
Praise and Worship
Members of Saint Thomas’ Church made the most of the glorious weather to hold Praise & Worship at the lodge garden with residents and visitors. Beautiful hymns were heard from afar and the service was followed by an afternoon tea and cake event.
Events & Activities in October
There are plenty of interesting activities planned throughout October here at Wingfield.
Come along and enjoy some friendly company over a nice hot drink.
Join us for our flower arranging sessions!
Everyone is welcome at our Gentlemen's Club!