Residents and staff at Oakview Lodge Care & Nursing Home in Welwyn-Garden-City have been enjoying their very own Olympic Games this week with a range of Olympics and sport-themed activities. Named the ‘Country Court Oomph-lympics’ (through a combination of the 2 companies running the event), Residents have been trying their hand at Boccia, bop-fit, artistic swimming and other events.
Oakview Lodge hosted an Opening Ceremony with afternoon tea, complete with flags, banner and torch all made by the residents, their banner featured pictures of all the residents. Residents spent time making their own Olympic torch during their arts and crafts activities.
Activity Coordinators from Country Court, the operator behind Oakview Lodge, 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. Oakview Lodge got their games underway with a morning of basketball. The highlight of the week was the closing ceremony with medals for everyone who took part.
“We’ve had a fantastic week of sporting activities” said Rachel Davies Activity Coordinator “The residents have all been very keen to get involved and join in. They’ve tried table tennis, basketball, golf and the croquet was definitely a highlight! It’s been great to see people having fun and hearing so much laughter in our home.”
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.