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.
Life at Woodland View Care Home
Festival of Lights
Residents and staff at Woodland View celebrated Diwali - the Festival of Lights. We tried a range of Indian food and learned about Indian traditions during this celebration.
Children in Need
Residents and staff members at Woodland View took part in the BBC Children in Need initiative by wearing pyjamas all day at the home.
Everyone had a wonderful day and enjoyed decorating cupcakes while listening to vintage children songs.
Lest We Forget
Residents and staff members at Woodland View worked together to create a Remembrance Day display. Everyone took part in decorating the home for the day and, on 11th November, they had a service with two minutes of silence to pay tribute to the members of the armed forces who have died in line of their duty.
Our Activities Coordinator was wearing a handmade poppies dress in recognition of this occasion.
The day continued with a virtual war-time concert and homemade cakes with a cup of tea.
World Food Day
Residents and staff at Woodland View celebrated World Food Day on 15th October. All had a tester session with more than 20 different types of food from all over the world. Residents enjoyed a tasty social afternoon!
Residents at Woodland View have been enjoying autumn-themed activities. Residents and staff at the home were creating autumn cards for the local community and autumn wreaths to decorate home with.
Nurse of the Year
Anumol Thomas was crowned as the national winner in the Registered Nurse of the Year category at the 2020 Barchester Care Awards, held virtually on 8th October.
The awards celebrate staff and volunteers who go the extra mile for the benefit of residents and patients living in Barchester care homes and independent hospitals.
More than 2,800 nominations were received from homes, residents, staff and relatives across the UK this year, which is nearly 1000 more than was received last year. Nominations were sent in by Barchester staff, but many more were also from residents and their families who have praised the fantastic care provided to their loved ones.
All entries have been of a very high standard and Anumol is thrilled to have been declared as the national winner!