We understand that the people we will be supporting will have passions and interests that could be difficult to pursue after moving into a care home – but that doesn’t mean we won’t encourage them to try! Some hobbies can define a person, so our activities team will be dedicated to ensuring that everyone we support is able to do what makes them happy to the best of their abilities. Social events will be organised with individual tastes in mind and with the idea that residents have the opportunity to try new and exciting things.

Life at Ouse View Care Home

Home enter Easter cake competition

Residents at Ouse View in Fulford have been busy decorating their entry in to Barchester’s annual Easter cake competition.  Everyone is looking forward to enjoying a slice with a cup of tea over the Easter weekend.  Good Luck Ouse View!

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Eyes down for a game of bingo

It was all ‘eyes down’ as Residents at Ouse View in York recently enjoyed a friendly game of socially distanced bingo in the homes light and airy dining room to win prizes for the first to call, ‘House’!

As part of the homes life enrichment programme, the team includes firm favourites in the homes calendar with fun filled adapted games that they have played over the years in a safe environment.

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Easter craft workshop

It has been a colourful afternoon at Ouse View in York as residents enjoyed an Easter themed arts and crafts workshop. Residents have had a great time as they show their creative flair in making Easter decorations to display around the home.

They are looking forward to having some fun leading up to the homes Easter celebrations, making chocolates, hot cross buns, cards and something a little special – an Easter Bonnet for a parade!

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A little flutter at the races!

Our residents at Ouse View recently had a fun day at the races and didn't even have to leave the warm and comfortable lounge to enjoy the thrill of Cheltenham Races, a highlight of the racing social calendar.

They cheered on their favourite horse and enjoyed a cup a tea, cakes and a glass of their favourite tipple, whilst having a little flutter on the gee-gees and the ladies donning their race hats! One resident picked a few favourites and won a tidy sum - shame it wasn't real money!

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Home goes green for St Patrick's Day

Residents and staff at Ouse View in Fulford celebrated all things Irish for St Patrick’s Day this week. The home was decorated with shamrocks and everyone got dressed up in green to mark the day.

Held on March 17th, Saint Patrick's Day actually observes the death of St Patrick, the patron saint of Ireland, but the day has come to be a huge celebration of Irish heritage and culture.

Staff and residents at the home marked the day by all staff wearing green, having Irish music, Irish quiz, virtual tour around Ireland’s beautiful landmarks, and finally watching some Irish dancers in river dance.

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Mum's the word at Ouse View

Mum's the word at Ouse View - Residents at Barchester Healthcare’s Ouse View care home, celebrated Mother’s Day with an afternoon tea party and video calls with the family. The home was beautifully decorated with fresh flowers for the occasion.

Staff at Ouse View arranged small gifts for the residents, a delicious afternoon tea was served with the best china, and residents enjoyed a discussion about how the role of the mother has changed, reminiscences about the residents’ childhood too.

General Manager, Pauline Hodgson said: “We’ve all had a really lovely day. Although Mother’s Day has had to be a bit different this year, our mums have had video calls with family to make sure lots of our residents had a visit with their loved ones.”

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April - Highlights

Safe inside our homes, our residents are carrying on with fun activities as part of the homes life enrichment programme.