Westacre Nursing Home Activities

The Activity Co-ordinator at Westacre Nursing Home provides a weekly schedule of activities and forthcoming events, which include professional entertainment and daily activities. Below are a few of the recent activities that have taken place.

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Animal Therapy: Does it work? It does for us!

Animal Therapy: Does it work? It does for us!

Animal Therapy There’s nothing quite like seeing the faces of our residents wreathed in smiles and hearing them laugh with delight. One of the activities that is guaranteed to generate this kind of response is an animal visit. Here at Westacre Nursing Home, we have long been aware of the…

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Visiting Alpacas Delight Westacre Residents

Visiting Alpacas Delight Westacre Residents

Residents of Westacre Nursing Home in Winchester received a cheerful and therapeutic visit from a group of Alpacas on Tuesday 14th January. Westacre Nursing Home in Winchester provides residential and respite care for older people with physical needs and all kinds of dementia. The therapeutic benefits of animals for vulnerable…

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Christmas Celebration with Winchester Baptist Church and Winchester College

Christmas Celebration with Winchester Baptist Church and Winchester College

We recently held a Christmas service with Winchester Baptist Church & Winchester College for our residents who are unable to attend church. The Christmas service entailed an afternoon of carol singing, reflections and some festive refreshments for all to enjoy.

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St Swithun’s Christmas Cards Spread Festive Cheer

St Swithun’s Christmas Cards Spread Festive Cheer

With Christmas fast approaching, Year 10 students from St Swithun’s Independent School designed their own Christmas cards for our residents as part of a festive competition to mark the season. Since October, classes from St Swithun’s have been paying regular visits to our residents. St Swithun’s students have built friendships…

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We Cycled our Way to £200 for Children in Need

Our residents and staff, along with their families and friends, had a little more exercise than usual when they all took part in a static bike ride to raise money for Children in Need. The intrepid cyclists aimed to cover 50 miles in 5 hours with each rider pedalling for 10 minutes at a time.

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Arts and Crafts Benefit Young and Old at Winchester Nursing Home

Arts and Crafts Benefit Young and Old at Winchester Nursing Home

Seven pupils from St Peter’s Catholic Primary school were invited to our nursing home on Friday 18th October to take part in the arts and craft activities planned by us. The visit was organised to promote healthy interactions between our residents and local children. Research has shown that people living…

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Royal Navy Veterans Take a Step Back in Time on Southampton Water

Residents from Westacre Nursing Home, Winchester, spent a day on Southampton Water, recalling memories of serving in the Royal Navy and sailing in the Solent. Westacre Nursing Home is dedicated to providing its fifty residents with innovative residential dementia care and nursing care. Part of Westacre’s care utilises reminiscence therapy…

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Dementia Awareness Day

Dementia Awareness Day

By altering your senses using the latest virtual technology – we can give a person with a healthy brain a better understanding of what dementia might be like. Experience what dementia might be like for your loved one on Thursday 5th September 10.00am – 4.00pm. Take a tour of Westacre – refreshments provided.

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Mill Cottage Farm Comes to Westacre

Residents at Westacre Nursing Home were treated to a visit by Mill Cottage Farm and their animals as part of a therapeutic initiative held at the home. International studies have revealed that interaction with animals has a positive effect on people with dementia – lowering blood pressure, easing anxiety, reducing loneliness and easing agitation.

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