Meet our Activities Coordinator, Egle 'Lee' Orante
Hi, my name is Egle, but you can call me just Lee. I am very proud to have been given to opportunity to be an Activities Coordinator here at Woodland View. All my life, I have wanted to support older people. I am a very creative and enthusiastic individual and I want to share all of my energy and passion for activities with the residents who live at Woodland View,
Activities at Woodland View
Woodland View is passionately committed to providing residents with a varied choice of entertainment, social, health and well being, craft and relaxation based activities.
Activities will all be meaningful and based on the likes of residents and will continue to evolve depending on our residents. The activities provided will also include involvement from other local community based organisations and are open to all residents, family and friends of residents. Our activities will be facilitated by staff from all departments as well as invited guests. Families are also enthusiastically encouraged to play a part in activities when possible.
There will always be at least one person at every activity who has been DBS checked to ensure the safeguarding of our residents. The dignity of our residents and our respect for them is at the centre of everything we do, each and every day.
We are always reviewing and changing our schedule of activities to be a centre of excellence and actively invite feedback and suggestions for new and meaningful activities and ideas.
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 Woodland View Care Home
National Cream Tea Day
Residents and staff members at Woodland View had a lovely afternoon to celebrate National Cream Tea Day. We tasted homemade scones with cream, jam, and fresh strawberries from the local farm. Everyone enjoyed the sweet afternoon with live music from Tessa Collitt.
Residents from Woodland View enjoyed the minibus trips to Historic Harwich. We visited the seafront and loved the hot drinks with the biscuits and ice cream. Everyone had a lovely time!
World Chocolate Day
Residents and staff members at Woodland View celebrated World Chocolate Day. All had a fabulous afternoon by exploring chocolate`s history, and were challenged with the themed quiz, and tasted 16 different types of chocolate.
We were delighted to spend time creating beautiful floral masterpieces and to enter the #BloomingBarchester competition in partnership with #BloomingHaus, following their amazing virtual flower arranging masterclass.
We all had a wonderful time decorating and working on our arrangements. We are happy to say we were very impressed with our skills in applying all the tips and ideas learnt during the masterclass.
A big thank you Blooming Haus.
Family Fun Day
Now that restrictions are lifting, it is more important than ever that families get to spend as much quality time together as possible.
Staff and residents of Woodland View spent the International Day of Families celebrating their own families and thinking about the families of others.
Residents and staff got involved by reminiscing about family members past and present, having visits and video calls with family members and by hosting a 'Family Fun Day' with challenges, exercises, surprises and refreshments.
Staff members showed their best baking skills on Cupcake Day, initiated by the Alzheimer's Society. Everybody enjoyed sweet treats, live music, and dances. Emily, a staff member at the home, was the winner of a baking competition.
We are pleased to announce that we raised £102.81, and all for the good cause! We are saying a huge thank you for all the donations and support.