We are lucky to have two dedicated activities coordinators, Tracie Priestley and Lucy Frost. Tracie has a Level 2 qualification in dementia care. Together they organize group activities including spending time in our reminiscence room where the residents can relax, listen to music and share memories. They also offer one-to-one sessions where life histories are documented and tailored activities are planned. This can include shopping trips into nearby Swanage Town centre, cake making or more personal activities. Our themed pamper and spa days are very popular and are becoming a regular event. We endeavor to go the extra mile and fulfill all of our residents wishes, whether this be having a special trip to the hair dressers or even painting their room pink!
We have regular trips in our minibus where residents can enjoy outings to local attractions and places of interest along the beautiful Jurassic Coast. We make full use of our beautiful gardens, especially during the summer months, where we have fun days, barbecues and cream teas.
Entertainer, Steve Whale, regularly visits for special occasions such as the residents and relatives Christmas party, summer fun days and he even helped us celebrate a residents 100th birthday. All birthdays are celebrated with a cake and presents.
At Christmas we are often visited by local primary schools and the Swanage Town band for carol singing and mince pies!
“I have visited Wordsworth House in Swanage on numerous occasions to entertain the residents and staff for their social afternoons, Fete’s and Christmas Parties.
The staff are always so inviting and make you feel welcome from the moment you arrive. The home is set in beautiful surroundings and is spacious and very comforting.
I really enjoy visiting Wordsworth House with my show and look forward to many more visits in the future.”