Meet our Activities Coordinator, Sam Lake
Sam leads our activities team at Woodside House. She has been at Woodside for 16 years, working in care and activities, and is now responsible for ensuring that there is always something for residents to do. Sam is very passionate about her work and loves putting smiles on the residents' faces.
Activities at Woodside House
Our activities team deliver a wide variety of mentally and physically stimulating activities and events for those we support, including coffee afternoons, which we hold every month for the local community, regular outings in our minibus, and visits from entertainers and musicians. Monthly resident meetings help us to ensure that those living here are getting the most out of our activities programme, and that our social events reflect their interests and capabilities as best as possible. From growing our own vegetables to making giant paper-mâché animals, there is always something fun going on at Woodside House.
Life at Woodside House Care Home
Here at Woodside House, we celebrated Grandparents Day with our residents. We gave out little boxes of chocolate and pot plants for our residents to enjoy in their rooms, and we had a little party with scones and cakes, which was enjoyed by all!
We had a lovely morning playing some games together, and some of the residents were quite competitive!
We welcomed back some visitors under very strict guidelines. It was so lovely for our residents to see the mini donkeys; it put a smile on everyone's faces.
Resident always enjoy baking club. Most recently, we made cheese straws. Resident ssaid the smell was lovely and thath they tasted great too.
We enjoyed a little downtime watching the snooker. Edgar loved it, as it's his favourite sport.
On our very hot days we have been keeping cool by having an ice cream or two. Residents really enjoy picking what ice creams they would like and we reminiscence about how much ice cream has gone up in price and how there are so many these days to choose from.