Meet our Activities Coordinator, Kerry Oakley

I started here at Worplesdon View in 2021 and I really enjoy supporting, encouraging and engaging the residents so that they can have an enriched life during their time at the home.

Well-being is very important to me and I look forward to spending more time with the residents getting to know them and building some great relationships with them and their loved ones. I also look forward to keeping the residents active and participating in the life enrichment programme.

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

Funfraising Fun

For the month of October, Worplesdon View Care Home Residents and staff set themselves a challenge of walking 1 million steps (within 31 days!) and raising funds for local charity Shooting Star Children’s Hospices. Residents and staff took part in any walks around the garden or on trips out. It was very much a team effort and a whole home approach. The target was reached on October 15, only half way through the challenge. Enthusiasm for the challenge did not dwindle and in total 2,194,144 steps were made. The care home welcomed Jane De Lay, Head of Community Engagement at Shooting Star Children’s Hospices, to a small gathering in the home’s garden to receive the cheque and celebrate the effort of the staff and residents.

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Bonfire Night

We enjoyed an amazing evening with so many residents family and friends. We had a really lovely firework display set off by our Maintenance Manager and everyone enjoyed some cookies, marshmallows and warm refreshments. It was most certainly cold but our small bonfire kept us warm and allowed us to toast the marshmallows. Sparklers added to the fun.

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Remembrance Day

Remembrance Day was celebrated at Worplesdon View by many – some residents enjoyed a visit to Guildford Cathedral to listen to music performed by some talented local school children. Other residents watched a live performance from The English National Ballet Company. War poems were shared and stories told along with word searches and crosswords and sherry. Residents created some lovely poppies for our Remembrance Wall in honour of this special day.

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Guildford Cathedral Visit

Residents enjoyed a visit to the Guildford Cathedral to enjoy their coffee concert. The harp and hammer dulcimer offered tranquil music as they complimented and contrasted each other for an enjoyable experience.

Bugle Performance

Residents, families, visitors and staff thoroughly enjoyed an afternoon of sunshine, music and performance from Quick Silver Bugle Group, veterans from the Royal Green Jackets, the Light Infantry and the Rifles. We even had veteran, Gary Driscoll, singing live for us all in honour of one of our residents.

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Pet Therapy

Residents enjoyed a lovely afternoon of pet therapy with lots of piglet cuddles. We had Milkshake and Buddy visit us and put lots of smiles on the residents' faces. 

Upcoming events

Countdown to Christmas

There are plenty of fun Christmas-themed activities planned throughout December.