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.

Activities and Events Partnerships

As part of our bespoke life-enrichment programmes, we host a number of live virtual events in the home on a regular basis through a number of partnerships with places of interest and world class performance companies

Life at Wood Grange Care Home

Chef of the Year

Radovan Smalo has beaten all the competition to be crowned Chef of the Year in the Barchester Care Awards 2021.

The Barchester Care Awards celebrate the staff who go the extra mile for the benefit of the 12,000 residents living in Barchester’s 248 care homes and private hospitals across the country. Categories range from ‘Registered Nurse of the Year’ and ‘Carer of the Year’ to ‘Dementia Care Champion’ and ‘Activities Coordinator of the Year’.

More than 2,900 nominations were received from homes and hospitals across the UK. All entries were a very high standard and Radovan is over the moon to have been named the national winner in this category.

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Football Final

We all spent the day playing football sports to get into the spirit for the final. We played a game of football in the morning in the garden, and played the football game on the sensory table, which was great fun. Watching the football in the evening, we all had a glass of bubbly/beer or two, and there was lots of cheering to be heard.

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Film Club

All the residents really enjoyed watching Mama Mia at film club. We were all up dancing and singing along to the classic ABBA songs.

Happy 96th Birthday!

A resident's family asked if we could organise a surprise birthday party for her and 7 guests. We were more than happy to make the day so special and organise it. It was such a wonderful afternoon!

Knitting Session

Our residents have enjoyed doing some knitting. Some explained how it brought back happy memories of when their mothers used to teach them how to knit, helping them reminisce on the good ol' days. One residents was teaching the staff how to do different stitches, from a plain stitch to a pearl stitch.

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National Handwriting Day

Our residents enjoyed meeting their intellectual needs by celebrating National Handwriting Day. They were all really engaged and concentrating and all thoroughly enjoyed the handwriting activity sheets, enhancing their learning and development skills.