Activities at Worplesdon View
The activities team at Worplesdon View organise and run activities and events for large groups, small groups and individual residents. We include relatives, volunteers and the remaining staff whenever possible and encourage choice and participation from everyone we support. Our programme is planned in advance and is is designed provide tailored, meaningful activities for residents to participate in that will stimulate all senses, whist encouraging mental and physical well-being. We have an activity plan for all residents, and of course, this changes with the needs of each person to keep it up-to-date and useful. Worplesdon View is a fun and dynamic place to live and work, and the secret to this is that everyone is encouraged to see activities as part of their role in the home so that residents are happy and always have something to do.
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 Worplesdon View Care Home
Christmas Visits by Kevin & Friends
What a real treat the residents had as we had a visit from Kevin the Pony and his friends. Residents enjoyed some therapy and more festive spirit was created by Kevin. What a delight residents resting in bed had when they had their visitor and he was more than happy to say hello to everyone. It was amazing to see the interactions of residents and Kevin and friends were so gentle and loved the attention. We even had some smaller animals for laps so many enjoyed stroking these little furry friends.
We were lucky enough to have an amazing performance by the Sunday Club and YAC from St Mary’s Send at the home just before Christmas. It was a lovely spin on “Christmas Around the World” covering lots of different traditions. It was so popular it drew the biggest audience to date and all those involved should be really proud of their hard work and our residents want to thank each and every one that helped and performed. It was a real treat leading up to Christmas and even more so after the last few years.
Festive Quiz & Trivia Afternoon
Residents thoroughly enjoyed having family and friends visit for an afternoon of quiz trivia fun. Everyone enjoyed a tipple along with mince pies and some snacks. The teams felt challenged with some tricky questions in all topics, but we have to admit it was enjoyable and everyone had many laughs even if they didn’t know the answers. In the end, we had some higher scores versus lower scores, but the ultimate outcome was getting together and having some much needed fun to create the festive cheer especially at the beginning of the week leading up to Christmas.
Barchester Turns 30
Staff, current residents and relatives were joined by previous respite residents to celebrate 30 years of Barchester Healthcare.
It was lovely to see so many enjoy our drinks reception bringing residents together with their family and friends over a glass of bubbles and some tasty snacks made by head chef and his team. Followed by The Laurel and Hardy Cabaret by Lucky Dog Theatre Productions
Thank you Laurel and Hardy for a lovely afternoon of entertainment and celebration.
Armistice Day and Remembrance Sunday are days to commemorate the contribution of British and Commonwealth military and civilian servicemen and women in the two World Wars and later conflicts. We unveiled our two newest residents in the form of statues from Royal British Legion to honour veterans and armed forces members of both sexes who have died in the line of duty and remember the sacrifices our residents made. It was a lovely day of remembrance, enjoyed by all.
We spent time learning about the gunpowder plot where Guy Fawkes and his associates planned to blow up the House of Lords during the State Opening of Parliament in 1605. In celebration, we held our annual fireworks display and gave our residents some sparklers to light once the sun had set. We all enjoyed traditional bonfire night treats, including hot chocolate and roasted marshmallows over the fire pit.