Activities at Woodside House Care Home

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.

Enriching life
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Sam Lake

Activities Coordinator

My name is Sam and I lead our Activities Team at Woodside House.

I have been at Woodside House since 2004 and I love it here. I am responsible for ensuring that the residents are able to participate in sociable, fun and rewarding activities. My team and I are very passionate about our work and love putting smiles on the residents' faces.

We involve the residents in the planning of our activity calendars and encourage residents to continue with the hobbies that they have enjoyed throughout their lives. We will support every resident to try new things and we love learning from our residents every day.

Life-encriching activities booklet

Read our brochure 'Life-enriching activities' for more information about life in our care homes.
Read our brochure

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 Woodside House Care Home

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A visit from the Vintage Motor Cycle Club

The lovely gents from the Vintage Motor Cycle Club (VMCC) came to visit this morning and attracted quite a crowd, before stopping with us for lunch. Resident and relativities, volunteers staff, and some new faces enjoyed admiring the bike chatting to the guys reminiscing along the way.


International Firefighter Day

We celebrating international firefighters day and we wanted to say thank you. so we invited them to join us for breakfast! what great guest there were. it was a brilliant morning !! we served some mid-morning tea coffee and cakes.

Pudding Club

Oooooh we do love a dessert

We were joined today by The Lord Mayor of Norwich and his consort Imogen. they were invited to join us for lunch and ate with the residents, including our resident ambassador and Volunteer Sue, going on to taste and judge our puddings. on the menu, we had apple crumble made by the residents, along with cherry pie, treacle sponge, and crème brulee. The Lord Mayor had the final say and chose Treacle sponge

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Happy St George's Day everyone!

It all got a little ferocious this morning. Before listening to singers and baking, the dragon had to be slayed! what a morning filled of fun and laughter.

Our residents spend the early morning using our big iPad google to find out all about the man himself.

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Ladies Day

And there's more !!
We have a crafty bunch here !!
Look at these fascinators. Made by ladies, for ladies on Ladies Day !!

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Pet Therapy

Chocolate in the morning, chickens in the afternoon !!
In came the adult chickens that we hatched at Woodside last year.
So the residents, staff and visitors could see how the chicks we hatched this year will look when they're all grown up. We talked and talked, so many questions!