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Ormskirk Care Home adds Oomph to it’s activities programme

Stocks Hall Staff: (L-R) Craig Smith, Betty McLoughlin, Joseph Ball, Erin Wilkinson, Brenda Gardner

A care home in Ormskirk is adding extra ‘oomph’ to its already outstanding daily wellbeing and activities programmes.

Stocks Hall Care Home, Nursery Avenue, Ormskirk have partnered up with the UK’s leading wellbeing business for older adults, Oomph! to provide training for staff at the home.

The Oomph Wellness training sessions focus on familiar music, reminiscence-led imagery and sensory props which are particularly effective for people with dementia. These help create a fun ‘party’ atmosphere that people living at the Home can enjoy and look forward to.

Oomph stands for ‘Our Organisation Makes People Happy,’ and is an award-winning social enterprise dedicated to enhancing the mental, physical and emotional wellbeing of older adults.

Staff from the home participated in the training that aims to equip teams with everything they need to develop and deliver 360° wellbeing and activities programmes that reach every individual in their care.

The participants are taught how to lead safe, fun and engaging exercise sessions for people living at the Home of all abilities. The World Health Organisation recommends 150 minutes of physical activity on at least three separate occasions per week for older adults with poor mobility.

All the staff are excited to see the benefits that regular Oomph! can achieve.

Activities Staff, Brenda Gardner says “With support from Oomph! we can look forward to offering even more dynamic ideas that are tailored to people’s individual needs. Oomph!’s fun, inclusive and interactive exercise and dance classes are proven to make so many people happier and healthier.”

Activities Staff, Betty McLoughlin said “We’re very excited to be on board with Oomph! It’s such a fresh and exciting new initiative for us to be involved and will certainly enhance our existing Activities programme at the Home.”

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