Abbey Grange hosted an Opening Ceremony with afternoon tea, complete with spectacular Olympics themed cakes created by the home’s chef Louise Wilson. The ribbon was cut by resident Annie to declare the Oomph-lympics open and their wonderful torchbearer William carried the torch made by the residents. The home was decorated with flags and a banner featuring forget-me-not flowers and Olympic rings.
“We’ve had a fantastic time during our Olympics themed week,” said Home Manager, Kerry Peach “The artistic swimming was definitely the highlight, the residents were laughing so much, it was wonderful to see everyone joining in and enjoying themselves.”
Activity Coordinators from Country Court, the operator behind Abbey Grange, have been receiving training from partner activity provider, Oomph Wellness to help run the events. Each home across the country will be leading residents in Boccia, bop-fit, artistic swimming and an open event of their choice. Abbey Grange got their games underway with an afternoon of balloon volleyball complete with a singalong to get everyone feeling motivated.
The Oomph-lympics are just one of the many activity initiatives that Country Court provide for residents. Providing stimulating activities in care homes is one of the most crucial elements of maintaining health, happy residents. By enabling residents to participate in meaningful opportunities, their physical, emotional, social, cognitive and sensory skills are strengthened. These five skills complete the wellbeing of a person and help maintain good physical and mental health.
Each home in the Country Court Group will be completing their ‘Oomph-lympics’ events throughout September, with prizes awarded for the best in class of each category. Updates will be posted regularly on the Country Court Facebook page.