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 our home

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A Fond Farewell

Emma Draper has been at Woodland View for the past couple of years and has decided to move on to a different role. Emma has been a wonderful member of the team, with a great can-do attitude. She will be missed by many residents and staff alike. We wish Emma all the best in her new career and we will miss her smiles, passion and kindness.

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A Special Gift

Woodland View was given a lovely surprise, following a visit from relatives of former resident, Ben.

Manager, Anu Jose, and all staff, welcomed Ben’s wife, Joan, back into the home. The family wanted to show their appreciation for all the wonderful care and support he received during his stay. Ben was a much-loved part of the home for 18 months, and will be missed greatly.

Staff were presented with a beautiful picture, which was promptly and proudly mounted on a wall next to Ben’s old room for all to see.

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The Great & Good of Colchester

A very interesting presentation was given to the residents of Woodland View recently by Liz White – a historical talk about the ‘Great and Good of Colchester’.

Of particular interest was the ‘Avenue of Remembrance’, constructed in 1933, where trees were planted and dedications put on special bronze plaques to honour the town’s leading citizens, war heroes and many others.

Liz is pictured here with Woodland View resident, Richard, who has recently himself had a book published called 'Colchester: The Historic High Street', which was written by Dave Stenning with Richard Shackle and Jane Greatorex.

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Harwich Sing

Clare’s Interactive Singing is one of our most popular activities here at Woodland View. Residents were thrilled to able to attend a concert by Clare’s choir, Harwich Sing, at St Nicholas’ Church in Harwich.

An afternoon ride to the coast, a concert and then supper made for a perfect day out.

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Baking Fun

It is always lovely to share an afternoon baking with residents, especially when traditional recipes are prepared.

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Day Trip

Woodland View residents are enjoying the lovely hot spell. They've been enjoying ice cream in the High Woods Country Park, which we are privileged to have adjacent to our home. 

Upcoming events

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Luncheon Club

Come along to enjoy a tasty and nutritious meal!

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