6th October 2020; Residents and staff at Neale Court Care Home in North Hykeham have been enjoying their very own Olympic Games this week with a range of Olympics and sport-themed activities. Named the ‘Country Court Oomph-lympics’ (through a combination of the 2 companies running the event), residents have been trying their hand at Boccia, bop-fit, artistic swimming and other events.
Neale Court hosted an Opening Ceremony with afternoon tea, complete with flags, banner, medals and torch all made by the residents. Their banner featured forget-me-not flowers as their chosen mascot to represent dementia care. The team at Neale Court were awarded best overall Oomph-lympics event for the Country Court group for putting in the most effort and encouraging their residents to engage and participate in the activities.
Activity Coordinators from Country Court, the operator behind Neale Court, have been receiving training from partner activity provider, Oomph Wellness to help run the events. Each home across the country will be leading residents in Boccia, bop-fit, artistic swimming and an open event of their choice. Neale Court got their games underway with an Olympic rowing activity with residents lined up in their ‘boats’ paddling their oars and getting plenty of exercise.
“We’ve had a fantastic week of sporting activities,” said Home Manager Becky Hunt “The residents have all been very keen to get involved and join in. They’ve tried rowing, basketball, golf and even weightlifting! It’s been great to see people having fun and hearing so much laughter in our home.”
The Oomph-lympics are just one of the many activity initiatives that Country Court provide for residents. Providing stimulating activities in care homes is one of the most crucial elements of maintaining healthy, happy residents. By enabling residents to participate in meaningful opportunities, their physical, emotional, social, cognitive and sensory skills are strengthened. These five skills complete the wellbeing of a person and help maintain good physical and mental health.
Each home in the Country Court Group will be completing their ‘Oomph-lympics’ events throughout September, with prizes awarded for the best in class of each category. Updates will be posted regularly on the Country Court Facebook page.
For more information about Neale Court Care Home please contact Home Manager, Becky Hunt on 01522 682 201 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.