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February 18, 2020

Concorde wish comes true for care home resident

We were recently delighted to take a group of residents from Camberley Manor, TLC Care, on a very special trip to Brooklands Museum. Greg, the Hotel Services Manager at Camberley…
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February 7, 2020

Abbey Healthcare staff and residents get some Oomph! with wellbeing partnership!

Speaking of the impact on the home after training, a member of staff said, “One resident who doesn’t normally join in with activities, started smiling and showed signs of happiness…
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January 28, 2020

Exercise sessions give 101-year-old care home resident new lease of life

Phil is an incredible 101-years-old. He’s a resident at Whitefriars Care Home in Stamford, part of The Orders of St John Care Trust and has recently discovered a passion for…
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December 20, 2019

Care home residents celebrate festive season with trips out

Inspired by the festive season, we asked care homes using our Out & About minibus trips service to capture photographs of their trips in December. The winner, Regency House, a…
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December 11, 2019

Reeling them in! Care home residents enjoy fishing trip

A recent Oomph! trip to the a sensory farm meant that residents at Lostock Lodge, a Country Court Care home, could cast their bait and reel in their catch of…
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November 25, 2019

Oomph! Release Annual Impact Report 2019

We’re delighted to release our brand new Oomph! Impact Report 2019. This has been an inspirational year for us, our clients and the residents we support.  Here are some highlights…
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November 22, 2019

Care home trip to observatory brings back memories for resident

A recent Oomph! trip to Jodrell Bank Discovery Centre held special memories for one care home resident at Ashbourne House, Greater Manchester. Bill Ramsbottom, Oomph! Conductor, tells the story... "Naomi…
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November 21, 2019

It’s Never ‘Just’ a Garden Centre

Garden Centres are a popular choice of destination for residents who are going on Oomph! trips, but these aren't always perceived as the most exciting selection. Oomph!'s Lead Conductor in…
September 25, 2019

Outstanding Oomphers! at Cherry Tree Court

Following a recent exercise training session, Cherry Tree Court, a Together Housing scheme, has seen some great physical, mental and emotional benefits for residents. Our Regional Wellbeing Coordinator, Stefan, tells…
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September 13, 2019

Helping to bring music to everyone in the UK with dementia by 2020

Oomph! are working collaboratively with BBC Music Day to help bring music to everyone in the UK with dementia by 2020, using BBC Music Day as a platform. The fifth…
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August 13, 2019

Resident Wish To Revisit Beloved Wetland Centre Comes True

A special Oomph! trip enabled Lostock Lodge Care Home to make a wish come true for one of their residents as part of the Country Court Care ‘Make a Wish’…
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August 8, 2019

Westgate Healthcare gets some Oomph! with new partnership!

We are partnering with Westgate Healthcare, to engage residents in awesome exercise classes and creative activities, as well as regular trips out. Taking a whole-home approach to activities, staff in…
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August 5, 2019

Avante Care & Support partners up with Oomph! enterprise!

We are partnering with Avante Care & Support, a leading UK Care provider, to engage residents in awesome exercise classes and creative activities, as well as regular trips out. Taking…
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July 25, 2019

How to create a dementia-friendly garden

As we welcome the warmer weather, kicking off our Oomph! Nature workshop and some fantastic summer trips, we get expert advice from Nicky Roeber, Online Horticultural Expert at Wyevale Garden…
June 12, 2019

Exciting research project to investigate Oomph! effect

Introducing... Shiva Shangari Manoharan We are excited to be match funding a PhD studentship with Bournemouth University. This will investigate the physical and psychological effects of Oomph! in older adults.…
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May 29, 2019

How to drive inclusion in care home activities

Last week brought us 2019’s Dementia Action Week, giving us time to reflect on this year’s theme of inclusion. Craig Taylor-Green, a Regional Wellbeing Coordinator at Oomph!, gives his thoughts…
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April 15, 2019

Making wishes come true at blackpool tower ballroom

A special Oomph! trip enabled Lostock Lodge Care Home to make a wish come true for one of their residents as part of the Country Court Care ‘Make a Wish’…
April 3, 2019

Belong partners with Oomph! to adopt ‘whole team’ approach to wellbeing

We have partnered with Belong, a leading UK care organisation, to extend the wellbeing and activities programmes in place across its seven care villages. The partnership has seen Oomph! roll…
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March 28, 2019

Goal! Resident wish kicked off with trip to Notts County Football Club

New Care has been getting out and about on Oomph! trips. One recent trip for The Grand Care Centre scored a goal with residents, who went to Notts County Football…
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March 21, 2019

Formula 1 fan and care home resident “thrilled to bits” to recieve photobook and momento

Country Court Care homes have been going on regular Oomph! trips, and as a result of this, our drivers (or Conductors), are really getting to know the residents at the…
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February 27, 2019

5 Top Tips for getting your care home creative

With the launch of our Oomph! Create workshop, Heather, from The Lightbox Museum and Gallery, has some top tips for bringing art into your care setting: Enjoy the process of…
February 21, 2019

Partnership with Arthritis Action to improve strength, balance and co-ordination

We have teamed up with UK Charity, Arthritis Action, to deliver exercise programmes designed specifically for older adults with arthritis. For the first time, a collaboration between Oomph! and Arthritis…
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February 18, 2019

Country Court Care gets some Oomph! for their residents!

“Another great day! Buzzing atmosphere, happy residents, happy carers. Well enjoyed by all despite the cold weather!” One member of staff commented after a recent trip. We have partnered with…
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January 29, 2019

Kingsley Healthcare gets even more Oomph! with programme roll out!

Following the success of the Wellbeing Programme in 13 Kingsley Healthcare homes, a further 12 homes are due to be trained to deliver awesome exercise classes and creative activities for…
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January 23, 2019

Sanctuary Care gets some Oomph! with “life-changing” new partnership

85-year-old resident Colleen Keen, who brands herself as an ‘Oomph! Girl’ said: “The classes are liberating. I used to struggle with circulation, especially in my ankles but now the classes…
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January 17, 2019

Falls at Victoria Nursing reduced significantly… with regular Oomph! exercise sessions

Falls have reduced significantly at Victoria Nursing Group’s Chartwell, within 6 months of beginning Oomph! exercise sessions in the home. Between August 2017 and January 2018, the home recorded 17…
January 16, 2019

Wigan gets some Oomph! with new partnership

Wigan Council has partnered with us to train staff and residents as part of a Sport England subsidised programme, which aims to get the over 55s from inactive to active…
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January 2, 2019

Sculpting new skills… Care home staff use their artistic license

Staff from Orchard Care Homes have been sculpting out new skills at our workshop that focused on painting, sketching and modelling with clay, ready to take their newfound talents back…
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December 21, 2018

Care homes get arty to celebrate Oomph! Create-mas

In the spirit of Create-mas, we're showcasing residents' Christmas themed artworks that have been entered into our Oomph! Create competition. Inspired by the new workshops that we're running in partnership with…
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December 20, 2018

Residents to get creative with new Art Gallery partnership

Oomph! have partnered with The Lightbox gallery and museum in Woking to design a brand new workshop for care home staff. Staff have been sculpting out new skills that focus…
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December 18, 2018

The closing generational gap…

Walking into a care setting for older adults, you might be surprised to see children’s tricycles in the gardens and toys in the lounges. But, thanks to intergenerational care and…
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December 13, 2018

Somerset Care gets out and about with Oomph!

We have partnered with Somerset Care, a leading UK Care Group, to provide engaging trips out for their residents. Trips are running for 26 Somerset Care homes, who will be…
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December 6, 2018

School pupils jived into the 50s, with the help of Barty House residents

Oomph! work in partnership with Canford Healthcare, a leading UK provider of care homes, to take residents out and about on trips to local destinations. A recent trip took residents…
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October 29, 2018

Care home resident’s wish comes true with reminiscent trip to Northern Ireland

Oomph! work in partnership with TLC Care Group, a provider of care homes across Herts, Surrey, London and Cambridgeshire, to train and support homes, with wishes and ambitions making up a…
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October 23, 2018

World Alzheimer’s Day at Sutton Court

This World Alzheimer's Day on Thursday 20th October, film crews visited Sutton Court where a special Oomph! exercise session was taking place to mark the day. “Oomph specifically helps people…
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October 17, 2018

Canford Healthcare gets some Oomph! with new wellbeing partnership!

We're excited to be partnering with Canford Healthcare, a successful UK Care provider, to deliver awesome exercise classes and creative activities for their residents. Taking a whole-home approach to activities,…
Care HomeOut and about
October 9, 2018

WCS Care gets some Oomph! with new wellbeing partnership!

We are partnering with WCS Care, a leading UK Care Group, to deliver awesome exercise classes and creative activities for their residents, as well as engaging trips out. Taking a…
Care Home
October 2, 2018

Inspiring others to create a whole-home approach to wellbeing

On a regular basis I visit care homes to support the delivery of their wellbeing programmes, and I often hear that it’s an uphill battle to encourage others to support…
Care HomeCommunityOut and about
September 17, 2018

Oomph! Annual Impact Report 2017/18

We’re delighted to release our brand new Oomph! Impact Report 2017/18. This year, we've achieved amazing scale, positively changing the impact of ageing for record numbers of older adults across the…
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August 16, 2018

Springhill Care Group teams up with wellbeing specialist

We're partnering with Springhill Care, a leading UK Care Group, to provide engaging trips out for their residents. Springhill Care Group, which operates three care homes across the UK, will…