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 our home
Everyone is in the Christmas spirit here at Woodside House!
Vintage Christmas Tree
We asked residents how we should decorate our Christmas tree, and they responded with 'things that remind us of the past', so now we have a vintage Christmas tree here at Woodside.
Local School Visited Woodside
Team members and residents at Woodside House Care Home in Norwich spent an afternoon together with the local community. A local primary school visited Woodside House for their afternoon school club where the residents were able to enjoy the company of the children, and to take part in their arts and crafts activity.
Everyone had fun during this intergenerational session and organised the school to visit the home on a regular bases throughout the year.
We had a lovely minibus outing with this lovely lady. She had only lived with us for a short time, and we managed to take her to one of her favourite places where she used to go shopping and for coffee regularly before moving into the home.
Residents had lots of fun celebrating Halloween here at Woodside House.