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

Christmas Cake

Here at Woodside, we are very pleased to announce that our Christmas cake won first place in Barchester's central division. We are all very pleased!

Christmas Day

 Here at Woodside on Christmas day, staff dress up as elves and brought Christmas cheer!

Elf Day

Here at Woodside, we celebrated Elf Day. We all dress up in elf costumes and spread Christmas cheer around the home and, of course, there was some naughty elves too.


Our New Visiting Pod

We are pleased to announce that our new visiting suite is now open. The room is very nice and comfortable with a lot of space. It has also been fitted with an intercom so loved ones can communicate with residents.


Remembrance Day

Remembrance Day is very important to us all here at Woodside. We started off by decorating our atrium area and making poppies. We also had some knitting poppies made for each resident and we sold the rest to make money for the poppy appeal.

We all enjoed to watching the parade, followed by the Queen's speech, and a lovely pot of tea with delicious cupcakes on the side.

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National Apple Day

We celebrated National Apple Day here at Woodside. We had a selection for our residents and staff to try: apple cake, apple pie with cream, Granny Smiths, Golden Delicious, and lots more. Residents enjoy reminiscing about when they were little children and how their mothers would cook with apples.

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