Meet our Activities Coordinator, Lorraine Jammeh

I have worked at Wykeham House for almost 14 years. I was divisional winner of the memory lane champion award in 2015. I have trained staff in the so kind and the level 3 10.60.06 enhancing dementia care experience. In recent years I have been working on activities focusing on life enrichment. We get to know our residents life stories before tailoring a programme to suit their specific interests. I have also been involved i community engagement and enjoy sharing with the community all the great events we do. I love what I do and a simple smile from our residents makes my day. We are a strong team here at Wykeham House and i'm proud to be part of it.


Activities at our home

Our activities team are great at building the activities programme around the likes and interests of the people we care for. Ensuring that our social events offer fun and adventure is part of the ethos of our home; it’s important that those we support can enjoy an active and social lifestyle. Of course, there will always be those who prefer peace and quiet, and in these instances, a cup of tea and a chat are always welcomed.

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 Wykeham House Care Home

Summer afternoon's in the local pub

Location is everything. Wykeham House is brilliantly positioned just on the edge of the local high street. Enabling residents to be able to walk into town and enjoy lunch, a stroll or even a spot of afternoon tea in one of the coffee shops.

Therapy Dog Visit

We were delighted to have our Pets as Therapy Dog, Henry visit us on Bank Holiday Monday. Residents always look forward to Henrys regular visits. One lady has been scared of dogs since she was a child, is now stroking Henry when he visits. The calm manner of Henrys handler as well as his nature makes the visits suitable for everyone.

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Celebrating with Long Service Awards

We celebrated the start of this month with two special members of staff who received their Long Service Awards from Julia! Our Care Assistant Cindy received her 10 year award and Jane, 15 year award with the Housekeeping team

Congratulations ladies - We thank you for your dedication to the residents and your colleagues at Wykeham House, enjoy spending your vouchers

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Residents enjoy regular stretch and exercise sessions with the team, accompanied by music its lots of fun 

Crafty afternoon

Residents enjoyed a crafty card making session today, we have cards on sale in reception so take a look when you next visit, all handmade!

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Classic Car Show!

A Local charity the Teddy Bear Run brought along an array of classic cars, ranging from a Mini to a Rolls Royce. One of our gentlemen was chauffeured around the block in the Rolls Royce.

A lovely afternoon tea with cakes and scones with clotted cream were enjoyed. Residents, staff and guests agreed that it was a great afternoon.

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Upcoming events

Look us up on Facebook!

Our Facebook page is updated with photos and stories of daily life in our home! Take at look @Barchesterwykehamhouse