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
David spoke of his love for fishing and the outdoors. He wanted to get out in the sunshine so we decided to take him to the local marina, which has a very scenic route past a polo club, which happened to be playing on that day. We stopped to watch the game and enjoy an ice-cream. It was a lovely day!
Pampering and Wellbeing
Every week Tracy, our hairdresser, visits the home. The ladies enjoy a little bit of gossip in the hair salon whilst being pampered by having their nails and hair done. What a way to start the day!
Oaklands Care Home hosted its annual Dog Show featuring ten entertaining categories from “Waggiest Tail” to “Scruffiest Mutt” as well as “Dog that the judge most wanted to take home”. Categories were judged by members of the Pat Dog Society apart from the "Prettiest Bitch" category which was chosen by our residents. Nancy, owned by Mabel Mercer scooped the award and really enjoyed her prize - as did all the winners! Everyone had a delightful afternoon including the furry competitors and many of our residents said that they cannot wait for next years show!
Trip to Shepreth Wildlife Centre
Our residents enjoyed a trip to Shepreth Wildlife Centre where they saw a number of favourite animals and were especially delighted to see the Red Pandas and Owls! Residents were in hysterics when staff members were scared to enter the Bat's Cave and everyone enjoyed a drive through McDonalds on the way home which was a great treat!
The Magic Table
We are delighted to announce that we have just had a Magic Table installed, which is an interactive light projector, designed to support residents living with dementia by keeping them engaged through specialised games.
The light projections respond to hand and arm movement, allowing residents to stay stimulated and, most of all, have fun!
You can read more about it on this page.
Summer Fete 2019
Oaklands Care Home hosted its renowned annual Summer Fete over the last weekend in June on what was one the most beautiful days of the year! The sun was shining and lots of residents and their families said it was the best Fete yet! Craft stalls, games, live entertainment from the Cyriacs and a BBQ too - summer is certainly in full swing at Oaklands!