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December 2021

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Care home residents dancing, singing and crafting their way to happiness with new Mariposa Care Group partnership

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Mariposa Care Group is partnering with award-winning social enterprise Oomph! to engage residents and staff in a holistic world of wellbeing.

Mariposa Care Group Ltd comprises of 8 older adult care homes and 2 specialist mental health care homes based in the UK. Dedicated to their core values, which are to be generous, responsible and sustainable – Mariposa Care Group provides outstanding, person-centred care for individuals with additional health and care needs. At Mariposa Care Group, “care is at the heart of everything [they] do” – each resident is treated with dignity and respect; with a personalised care and support plan in place which has been built for them, with their wishes, best interests and those of their families at the core.

The 10 homes will have access to expert-led training, as well as Oomph! On Demand, which is Oomph!’s new digital platform. The platform provides engaging exercise and activity content 365 days a year, across a diverse range of topics and meeting a range of interests and abilities.

To drive physical activity, the home teams will be trained in Oomph!’s Exercise Leadership course. This will ensure that they are equipped with everything they need to deliver safe, varied and most importantly, fun, exercise sessions that residents love.

To compliment the training, homes will have access to Oomph! On Demand, which will enable residents to tune into live and recorded exercise sessions, including ballet, salsa and Bollywood dancing. They will also be able to enjoy a wide variety of activity resources, from virtual tours of Scotland, to language lessons, history talks to music concerts from their armchairs.

The site boasts interactive quizzes, activity ideas, an interactive activity calendar and much more. Care home staff and residents will be able to select activities according to their desired wellbeing goal or personal interests.

Miriam Beastall, HR Director at Mariposa Care Group, commented, “The team at Oomph! are bringing something fresh, innovative and just perfect for all the lovely people we care for across our homes. Our Lifestyle teams are just over the moon, helping them be more innovative and effective in their roles.”

Ben Allen, Oomph!’s CEO, commented, “We are excited to be partnering with Mariposa Care Group to drive person centered wellbeing in the homes, to ensure that staff and residents have access to inspirational wellbeing activities 24/7, 365 days a year.”

For further information, please email hello@oomph-wellness.org, or visit www.oomph-wellness.org/on-demand

Older adult in care home enjoys activity

Balhousie Care Group partners with Oomph! to boost its activities programme

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Leading Scottish care provider Balhousie Care Group is partnering with Oomph! to give residents an even wider range of activities.

Perth-based Balhousie, which prides itself on meaningful, person-centred activities, has signed up to give each of its 26 care homes access to Oomph! On Demand, a digital platform providing engaging exercise and activity content 365 days a year.

Oomph! On Demand enables residents to tune into live and recorded exercise sessions, including ballet, salsa and Bollywood dancing. They will also be able to enjoy a wide variety of activity resources, from virtual tours of Scotland, to language lessons, and from history talks to music concerts from their armchairs.

The site includes interactive quizzes, activity ideas and an interactive activity calendar. Care home staff and residents will be able to select activities according to their desired wellbeing goal or personal interests.

Balhousie Care Group’s Luncarty home in Perthshire has been shortlisted for a Scottish Care Award for the meaningful activities it provides.

Sheilah Harvey, Head of Operations at Balhousie Care Group, said: “We’re thrilled to announce this important partnership with Oomph! The digital platform is a sign of the times and, in our minds, an important step in keeping our residents stimulated and occupied every day. The Activities Coordinators in each of our homes will oversee the wide range of activities on offer. At this time of intermittent lockdowns, this programme is another string to our bow in providing high quality care.”

Ben Allen, CEO at Oomph!, said: “Recent times have been very challenging for care home residents. So, we have sharpened our focus on the life-affirming things that older adults can do. The Oomph! On Demand platform is a great opportunity to enhance quality of life in care homes and we are delighted to be partnering with Balhousie to deliver fantastic new opportunities to their residents.”

 

Photo: Fiona Mellanby, resident at Balhousie Dalnaglar in Crieff, tries a Christmas drawing activity with Activities Coordinator Hannah Sneddon. Jane gained local and national press recognition for decorating the care home’s windows with her colourful art.
Link to video here.

For further information, please email hello@oomph-wellness.org, or visit www.oomph-wellness.org/on-demand