Activities at Ouse View Care Home

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.

Enriching life
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Rachael Turner

Activities Coordinator

We all know that keeping active is important. We have created a wonderful culture within the home and we work together to give residents the best possible experience. We are here to ensure that residents enjoy an environment that is both stimulating and socially active.

We ensure the team knows each residents' preferences, so that we can deliver a person-centered program of events and activities.

Essential to our homely feel is the strong relationships of trust we build with residents and their families and friends. The home also has its very own minibus for our numerous outings for coffee and shopping, which residents love. We also enjoy our regular clubs, virtual events and varied life enrichment programme.

Life-encriching activities booklet

Read our brochure 'Life-enriching activities' for more information about life in our care homes.
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Activities and Events Partnerships

As part of our bespoke life-enrichment programmes, we host a number of live virtual events in the home on a regular basis through a number of partnerships with places of interest and world class performance companies

Life at Ouse View Care Home

Celebrating Cadbury's

Residents across our services had a wonderful time joining Cadbury for an interactive virtual talk on their fascinating 200-year history.

Residents joining learnt interesting facts about the chocolate giant, shared memories, and reminisced about their favourite sweet treats.

It was a heartwarming experience filled with laughter, nostalgia, and plenty of chocolatey goodness!

The Queen’s Own Yeomanry Company

Ouse View marked the anniversary of Victory in Europe Day in style by throwing a 1940s day to remember.  The home was decorated in red, white and blue and residents and staff dressed up in their 1940s-inspired glad rags and enjoyed a day of singalongs in the morning and in the afternoon were visited by soldiers from the The Queen’s Own Yeomanry Company in York

Chef Lynn whipped up a delicious selection of freshly-baked biscuits, cakes and biscuits for the occasion, all washed down with pots of tea and coffee to mark the occasion. 

Residents enjoyed a singalong in the morning and in the afternoon, they talked to the soldiers for over 2 hours. The residents and soldiers also took part in a VE Day quiz. They reminisced about their memories of VE Day while having delicious cakes.

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Spring lambs pay a surprise visit

The home was was full of animal mischief on Monday when the lambs came to visit the home. Residents were pleasantly surprised to see two baby two week old lambs roaming around their lounge as Ryedale Animal Group paid a visit.

Activity coordinator Rachael Turner said: “Our residents have really enjoyed their unusual visitors today.  We knew that having the lambs here would be a bit of fun for all our residents, especially as some find it difficult to go on many outings in our minibus.  We are always looking for new activities for the residents and today we have seen the seen the enjoyment and the therapeutic influence animals can have on people.”

St George's Day

It was all dragons and roses all round at Ouse View care home, in York, as residents and staff celebrated St George’s Day.  Legend has it St George was a soldier in the Roman army who slayed a dragon and saved a princess, the anniversary of his death is celebrated as England’s national day.

In honour of the patron saint of England, staff and residents at the home marked the day with a St George’s Day quiz and a virtual tours of traditional English landmarks. Giving the celebrations a gourmet twist, the head chef at the home Luke traditional scones for the residents to have while enjoying the morning.

Gilbert & Sullivan group live performance

An afternoon of sheer delight unfolded at Ouse View Care Home in Fulford, as residents and guests immersed themselves in live musical entertainment within the comfort of their home. The esteemed Gilbert and Sullivan Society graced the occasion with an enchanting performance, featuring a medley of timeless hits, including songs from their last production, Princess Ida.

The atmosphere buzzed with joy as residents joined in with enthusiastic applause and shared moments of laughter and song with the talented performers. It was a heartwarming experience for all involved, fostering a beautiful connection with the revered Gilbert and Sullivan tradition.

Residents have fun on Circus Day

Residents and staff celebrated national circus day in style by enjoying a afternoon of grins with a live circus skills performance that took place at the home. Circus with Stu from Circus Skills York performed tricks such as juggling, plate spinning and balloon bobbing.

Stu showed the residents how to do certain tricks and then asked them to have a go. The best and most exciting act was definitely the plate spinning, the residents had a lot of fun doing this.

General Manager, Rebekka Richardson  said, “Our residents and staff had a wonderful day joining in with the circus skills, it was lovely to see the joy on their faces while plate spinning. We do our best to provide a wide range of activities and entertainment at Ouse View as part of the lifestyle enrichment programme for residents, and this was one of our favourites!”

Upcoming events


May is the gateway to summer and we have lots of fun filled activities planned - all welcome.

Looking for a place to host a meeting?

For more infromation why not pop in and see what Ouse View can offer you.

Respite - Are you looking for a little care break?

A respite break maybe ideal for those looking for a little extra care, for more information get in touch and see what we have to offer.

Calling all Emergency Services - take a break on us!

Calling all emergency services personnel - police, ambulance and fire services, district nurses - come and take a break on us, there maybe a cake or two available....

Volunteers - Could you make a difference?

We recognise the impact a Volunteer can make on the lives of our residents, do you have any spare time? For more information we'd love to hear from you.

Dementia Cafe - 1st Wednesday of the month

Come along and make new friends, share experiences and enjoy a cup of tea and slice of cake.

Coffee Morning - 3rd Wednesday of the month

We extend a warm invitation for you to join us as we host our monthly coffee morning, make new friends and take a tour of our home. All welcome.