Meet our Activities Coordinators, Phoebe, Janice and Anna
Our Activities Team are always busy hosting and organizing events to ensure that each resident has a bespoke and enriched lifestyle at Oaklands Care Home.
Activities at our home
Our home is always full of life, and we can thank our wonderful Activities Coordinators for this. Dedication to creating a unique and interesting activities programme is what sets us apart from other homes. We always take into consideration that some people would prefer to pursue their own interests, which is why our team strive to incorporative activities that cater to a wide range of tastes and hobbies. Our trips out are always fun and exciting as well, and residents are guaranteed to return with stories to tell their loved ones!
Life at our home
Residents enjoy a weekly choir session with warm up songs and then into our choir sheets , which our the same songs so lots of repeating and reminicience . Some residents even enjoyed a dance with julie the choir teacher whilst singing.
Every Wednesday lunchtime, a small group of children visit our home to read with residents. This activity helps to build the confidence of both the children and residents, and it gives the residents a sense of purpose.
Cloud Nine Choir
Residents enjoyed a treat on Sunday afternoon when a choir came to visit. Their teacher also runs our weekly choir and so we were all able to join in with some of the carols. It was a lovely event which was opened up to the local community. It was touching to see some new faces as well as some familiar ones. A big thank you to those who continually support the home year after year despite no longer having a loved one with us.
Residents and staff celebrated Christmas with a day of party music and entertainment. The day started with “the Saxophone” lady entertaining us with variety of favourites in the morning. We than had a traditional Cockney Christmas sing-a-long in the afternoon with mulled wine, mince pies and of course, lots and lots of chocolates. A few residents enjoyed a dance while others wiggled in their chairs. It was a heart-warming experience for us all.
Shopping Trip Out
Two residents recently went on a trip to Tesco’s to buy all the baking ingredients needed for our next few baking club activities. These include Christmas cakes, gingerbread men and Christmas cupcakes.
Both ladies thoroughly enjoyed the morning having a good look around, especially at the flower stands and the Christmas chocolates.
This year our service took place on Friday 8th November with a lovely gathering of residents, families, friends, the local vicar and the children and staff from both the local primary school and Secondary schools.
The residents took part in the service with hymns, prayers and laying of the wreaths. During the service a resident’s family member played “the Post” on his trumpet which was very moving for us all.