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Posted by: Caroline Hall, on 23/03/2015

Putting the Oomph! back into activities

Sussex Housing & Care are pleased to be able to continue working with Oomph Wellness for another year.

We have trained staff at each of our four care homes – Woodlands in Crowborough, Oakwood Court in Haywards Heath, Ardath in Bexhill and Saxonwood in Battle - to become leaders in providing Oomph! activity and exercise sessions.

We are proud to continue to embrace the Oomph! approach - which is:

“To truly live a happy, fulfilled life when we are older we continue to want and need the same fundamental things:

  • To be stimulated, engaged & delighted by what we do every day
  • Physical activities we enjoy to keep us healthy, limber and alert
  • To stay connected to the people and communities that mean most to us”

Oomph! provides a set of complementary services to enhance the mental, physical and emotional wellbeing of older adults.

Their training and support packages are designed to work together to help leaders deliver everyday mental stimulation, regular and fun physical activity, and new experiences and connections for those in our care. 

We currently have three members of staff at each home who are either activity or exercise leaders, and we have seen some fantastic sessions taking place. Some of the most popular sessions include bingo, arts and crafts, pet pals, and of course the fantastically fun exercise sessions.

Maureen, a Carer and Oomph activity leader at Oakwood Court care home says, "Enthusiasm in regards to activities has definitely increased and so has the variety! I feel a lot more confident in delivering activities." 

For further information about each of our four care homes please click here.

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