Meet our Activities Coordinator, Romanas Virvilas
I have been a part of the Worplesdon View team for a long time. I started in reception, spent time as a Host, helped in housekeeping and eventually progressed to supporting the activities team. I am kept very busy making sure the residents are happy during their time at Worplesdon View.
I thoroughly enjoy talking to and spending time with all the residents, providing them with the best care and support possible. During my time here, I have built some lovely relationships with residents, learning what they like to do and how they like to do things.
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.
Life at Worplesdon View Care Home
Residents took part in learning and exploring the techniques of arts of Vincent Van Gogh. Firstly, we have learned about the life of Vincent Van Gogh and his style of art. Then the residents were able to copy and try to recreate one of his most famous art pieces.
VE Day Celebrations
Residents at Worplesdon View have marked and celebrated the 76th anniversary of VE Day by creating and laying a wreath to remember this special day. The residents have remembered the past and shared the celebrations they have had on VE Day themselves.
Out & About... Finally
Residents have gone out to enjoy a cup of tea with their favourite cake to the Woking Garden Centre since the restrictions eased. They were able to explore, touch and smell different varieties of flowers and go for a walk in the aquarium with hundreds of different colourful fish.
Residents love to get involved in their own daily routines. To celebrate that, we had a life skills week, where our residents were able to walk to down to memory lane, enjoying and executing simple tasks, such as folding laundry and baking their own biscuits.
Mother Earth Day
To celebrate the International Mother Earth Day, our residents had dazzling afternoon in the garden, where they were able to enjoy the sunshine at the same time planting some of their favourite vegetables.
Spreading Some Positivi-tea
At Worplesdon View marked the Queen’s 95th birthday on April 21st in style by brewing up a storm for National Tea Day and having an afternoon tea party. Our residents love nothing more than a good cuppa so they all really enjoyed the choice of different teas, cakes and events to our longest reigning monarch.