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 Oaklands Care Home
Enjoying the Gardens in the Sunshine
With all this beautiful weather we have been blessed with recently, our residents decided to take some time out to sit in the gardens, relax and listen to the birds. Our garden's water feature also made for a very relaxing background noise. Our gardener has been very busy keeping the grounds looking brilliant and it is so wonderful that our residents are able to get out and enjoy them.
Thank You Cards for National Volunteer's Week
Here at Oaklands, we started National Volunteer Week off with some craft fun by making our volunteers cards to say a big 'THANK YOU' and how appreciative we are of them. Our residents enjoyed cutting out and arranging pictures on the cards.
We were delighted to receive 54 rainbow pictures for all the residents at Oaklands to display in their bedrooms. They were drawn and donated from a local schoolgirl called Chloe. Chloe attends Swaffham Prior Primary School which we have visited numerous times in the past to watch nativity plays and choir performances. Up until recently, the school have been visiting us every Wednesday to read with residents. Our residents were so very delighted with the pictures - thank you Chloe for being so thoughtful!
International Nurses Day
Coinciding with the birth date of Florence Nightingale, the founder of modern nursing, International Nurses Day, held on Tuesday 12th May, is a day to celebrate nurses and care staff around the world. Residents and staff at Oaklands care home in Bottisham, were happy to get involved by hosting a much deserved International Nurses day.
Sonia Joy, Nurse at the home, said “I wanted to something with my life that was challenging, interesting and makes a difference in people’s lives. As a Barchester Nurse we like to empower our residence and support them to maintain as much independence as possible. I think that young people should consider nursing as a career as it helps saves lives and can bring happiness and comfort to people and their families.”
VE Day Celebrations
VE Day at Oaklands was a fabulous day spent celebrating! We had a mobile ice cream trolley that visited all residents in their rooms, whilst playing Vera Lynn classics! Our residents thoroughly enjoyed their favourite flavours. Mint Choc Chip seemed to be very popular!!
Walks in the Garden
Our grounds here are so very beautiful and whilst the sun has been shining, we have been encouraging our residents to explore them. Here are some lovely pictures of our residents enjoying the pond that we have on site. We were watching to see what wildlife lived at the pond!!!
Continuing Life Enrichment
During this unprecedented time, we have a number of measures in place to ensure residents remain engaged, connected and socially active.
Take a break with us!
We offer a warm welcome and a free hot drink any time you need one. There might even be a cake or two available!