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.

Why the Old Games are the Best…

We love playing games at Westacre and judging by the way that puzzles and board games virtually sold out at the beginning of lockdown, we know we are not alone.

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Harnessing the Spirit of the Blitz

This Friday is VE Day – marking the 75th anniversary of the victory of the Allies and the end of the war in Europe. Large scale events were planned to mark this momentous date – there were to have bee…

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How Older Generations Can Keep Active at Home

As we are all asked to stay at home at this time, it can be easy for even the most active among us to slip into more sedentary habits and spend more time watching TV. Without your normal routines to k…

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Communication is Essential

As we all begin to get to grips with life on lockdown, ‘keep connected and keep communicating’ are messages we are already becoming familiar with. Use any and all methods to stay in touch with your lo…

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Dementia Friendly Winchester – We’re On a Mission

The dedicated team from Westacre Nursing Home has been reaching out to the Winchester community to share what they know about helping people with dementia, in partnership with Dementia Friendly Winche…

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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 re…

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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…

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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…

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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 O…

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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 cy…

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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 pro…

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One to One and Group Activities

Professional entertainment. Arts and crafts Exercise classes Poetry readings Quizzes Music groups Coffee Mornings A Typical Programme of Activities

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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 pro…

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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 fo…

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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 interac…

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