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September 15, 2020

How To Dance Your Way To Better Wellbeing

”The dance is over, the applause subsided, but the joy and feeling will stay with you forever.” Jack McKechnie, our expert Lead Wellbeing Coordinator, talks us through the five steps…
Care HomeCommunity
September 11, 2020

A Quick And Easy Introduction To Line Dancing

Line dancing is a choreographed dance with a repeated sequence of steps in which people dance in lines or rows, all at the same time. It is said to have…
Care Home
August 19, 2020

The Benefits of Dance For People Living With Dementia

Dance is seen as a viable therapy for those living with dementia because it combines physical and cognitive stimulation, which could maximize impact on neuropathy and cognition. Jack McKechnie, our…
Care Home
August 12, 2020

Top Tips For Developing A Painting – Part 3: Adding Detail

In this three part special, we give top tips for beginners to pick up their paintbrushes - no matter what their ability. Now we've covered the foundations of sketching here,…
Care Home
August 5, 2020

Top Tips For Developing A Painting – Part 2: Starting To Paint

In this three part special, we give top tips for beginners to pick up their paintbrushes - no matter what their ability. Now we've covered the foundations of sketching here,…
Care Home
July 29, 2020

Top Tips For Developing A Painting – Part 1: Sketching

In this three part special, we give top tips for beginners to pick up their paintbrushes - no matter what their ability. We start the series with our top tips…
Care Home
July 22, 2020

Oomph! Create Series: Scrapbooking How-To

The third topic in our Create mini-series is: Scrapbooking. Scrapbooking is a great activity for expressing your creativity, and a fantastic way to showcase the exciting things you've been up…
Care Home
July 14, 2020

Oomph! Create Series: Creating Collages

The second topic in our Create mini-series is: Creating Collages. Edgar Degas said “Art is not what you see, but what you make others see”. A "collage" describes both the…
Care Home
July 8, 2020

Oomph! Create Series: See What You Say

The first topic in our Create mini-series is: See What You Say. Ralph Waldo Emerson said, “Every artist was first an amateur”. Creative activities provide opportunities for everyone, regardless of…
Care Home
July 6, 2020

Top Tips For Older Adults Starting To Exercise

The popularity of home workouts has increased exponentially with the Covid-19 pandemic - keeping fit and healthy is vital for mental and physical wellbeing, especially at a time when we’re…
Care Home
July 2, 2020

Care home residents focusing on the positives with new way to stay connected with loved ones…

Residents of care homes across the UK have been using a template that aims to connect them with their loved ones. As visitors are currently unable to go into care…
Care Home
June 29, 2020

Kicking off the Care Home Oomph-lympics

Would you expect to see synchronised swimming in a care home? How about golf? The Olympic Games might be postponed until 2021, but that won’t stop residents across the UK…
Care Home
June 24, 2020

Oomph! Relax Series: Mindfulness

The third topic in our Relax mini-series is: Mindfulness. In Eastern Philosophy a strong ‘chi’ makes you alive, alert, and present in your mind, body and soul. A weak chi…
Care Home
June 17, 2020

Oomph! Relax Series: Breathing

The second topic in our Relax mini-series is: Breathing. Within Eastern Philosophy and practice, the breath is viewed as our life force - if we didn’t breathe, we wouldn’t be…
Care Home
June 10, 2020

Oomph! Relax Series: Morning Pages

During unprecedented times, Oomph! are keen to support with stimulating and varied content for older adults. As part of this, we are releasing resources based on our Oomph! skills workshops.…
Care Home
June 3, 2020

Oomph! Culture Series: Bring Exhibitions to Life

During unprecedented times, Oomph! are keen to support with stimulating and varied content for older adults. As part of this, we are releasing resources based on our Oomph! skills workshops.…
Care Home
May 27, 2020

Oomph! Culture Series: One Word Stories

During unprecedented times, Oomph! are keen to support with stimulating and varied content for older adults. As part of this, we are releasing resources based on our Oomph! skills workshops.…
Care Home
May 20, 2020

Oomph! Culture Series: How To Write Your Own Limericks

During unprecedented times, Oomph! are keen to support with stimulating and varied content for older adults. As part of this, we are releasing resources based on our Oomph! skills workshops.…
Care Home
May 14, 2020

Care home brings community together with street exercise session!

At Ruddington Manor in Nottingham, part of the New Care Group, the care home’s residents have been smiling and waving to local people during the weekly clap for key workers.…
Care Home
May 12, 2020

Oomph! Culture Series: Mind, Body & Soul

During unprecedented times, Oomph! are keen to support with stimulating and varied content for older adults. As part of this, we are releasing resources based on our Oomph! skills workshops.…
Care Home
May 7, 2020

Care home residents share their VE Day stories to celebrate 75 years

To celebrate the 75th anniversary of VE Day, care homes across the UK will be honouring the day on the 8th May. To mark the occasion, residents at Parkfield House…
Care Home
May 5, 2020

Oomph! Sensory Series: Music Memories

During unprecedented times, Oomph! are keen to support with stimulating and varied content for older adults. As part of this, we are releasing resources based on our Oomph! skills workshops.…
Care Home
April 29, 2020

Heart-warming Stories That Are Spreading Positivity During Lockdown

Although many older adults across the country are being affected enormously by the current Covid-19 situation, there are positive stories of love, light and laughter being shared online during the…
Care Home
April 29, 2020

Engaging Virtual Support For Resident Wellbeing

“Things are different but it’s amazing how you adapt - thank you for all the good activity resources, it makes our job a lot easier, and a bit more fun!”…
Care Home
April 29, 2020

Oomph! Sensory Series: Engaging The Sense Of Touch

During unprecedented times, Oomph! are keen to support with stimulating and varied content for older adults. As part of this, we are releasing resources based on our Oomph! skills workshops.…
Care Home
April 22, 2020

Oomph! Sensory Series: The Psychology of Colours

During unprecedented times and at a time when the care sector is being affected enormously by the current Coronavirus situation, resident wellbeing is even more important than ever.  As part…
Care Home
April 21, 2020

20 Ways To Look After Care Home Residents’ Wellbeing During Lockdown

During unprecedented times and at a time when the care sector is being affected enormously by the current Coronavirus situation, resident wellbeing is even more important than ever.  As part…
Care Home
April 16, 2020

Oomph! Sensory Series: Experiencing the World

During unprecedented times and at a time when the care sector is being affected enormously by the current Coronavirus situation, resident wellbeing is even more important than ever.  As part…
Care Home
April 8, 2020

Oomph! Nature Series: Mind, Body and Soul

During unprecedented times and at a time when the care sector is being affected enormously by the current Coronavirus situation, resident wellbeing is even more important than ever.  As part…
Care Home
April 1, 2020

Oomph! Nature Series: A Game To Explore The Senses

During unprecedented times and at a time when the care sector is being affected enormously by the current Coronavirus situation, resident wellbeing is even more important than ever.  As part…
Care HomeCommunity
March 26, 2020

FREE fun and simple at-home exercise programmes for the over 60s

Now that the UK is on lockdown due to the global Covid-19 outbreak, wellbeing is even more important than ever, to ensure that we remain stimulated mentally, physically and emotionally.…
Care Home
March 25, 2020

Oomph! Nature Series: Taking Cuttings

During unprecedented times and at a time when the care sector is being affected enormously by the current Coronavirus situation, resident wellbeing is even more important than ever.  As part…
Care Home
March 19, 2020

Oomph! Nature Series: 5 Steps To Mental Wellbeing

During unprecedented times and at a time when the care sector is being affected enormously by the current Coronavirus situation, resident wellbeing is even more important than ever, to ensure…
Care Home
March 16, 2020

Top tips for engaging care home residents to maintain a healthy diet

It's National Nutrition and Hydration Week this week, so our Regional Wellbeing Coordinator, Georgie, provides some top tips on how you can use food and drink to engage residents... It’s…
Out and about
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…
Care HomeOut and about
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…
Care Home
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…
Out and about
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…
Out and about
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…
Care HomeCommunityOut and about
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…
Out and about
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…
Out and about
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…