Life at Woodland Hall is all about keeping active and enjoying every day.
We welcome residents to be involved in everyday tasks in any way they want to – it’s part of our commitment to Activity Based Care. Some residents like making tea and others enjoy laying the table for meals in our dining rooms. We also have a residents’ baking group and many of our baked treats use hand-picked fruit from our garden.
Activities for everyone
As part of our tailored care approach, we have a wide range of individual and group activities including art and drawing, baking and virtual entertainment.
Our large secure gardens, including a sensory garden, make gardening a favourite activity at Woodland Hall care home. Residents enjoy creating special garden displays to mark big occasions, and we also love to spend time outside for barbecues, afternoon teas and just relaxing in the sun when the weather allows.
During COVID, we’ve done our best to keep life as normal as fulfilling for residents as we can. That’s included adapting activities, such as sports and exercise, so it’s socially distanced and safe, and using home tablets to bring entertainment into the home and stay connected by new means. Of course, when the weather’s good, we’ve also been able to enjoy relaxing and playing games outside in the home’s beautiful garden space.
Enjoying good food
Meal times are sociable occasions at Woodland Hall. On special occasions, such as a resident’s birthday, we like to celebrate in style by making them a special cake and throwing a party.
We believe in the importance of helping residents to continue enjoying good food: our chef-led catering team serve up delicious and nutritious meals every day, all made from fresh ingredients and all tailored to residents’ unique tastes, diets and cultural needs.
Services and support
A GP comes to Woodland Hall twice a week and a psychologist and dietician pop in regularly. The consultant psychiatrist visits residents once a fortnight and a chiropodist calls in every six weeks. We’re always happy to arrange any other healthcare appointments that residents need. We have a hairdresser in our salon once every two weeks.
Woodland Hall - part of the community
Everyone likes to feel that they’re a part of their local community, and this is particularly important for older people. We continue to build links with community groups, charities, entertainers, churches and schools in Stanmore. During COVID, we’ve been able to continue these relationships as well as build new ones, using technology such as tablets as well as traditional methods to keep in touch with loved ones. We’ve even made some new friends in our wonderful community who have supported us during this time.