Lancashire care home adds extra ‘oomph’ to wellbeing and activities programme

A care home in Ormskirk, Lancashire has added an extra ‘oomph’ to its daily wellbeing and activities programme.

Stocks Hall has partnered with leading wellbeing business for older adults Oomph! to provide training for its staff.

Activities staff member, Brenda Gardner, said: “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.”

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The Oomph Wellness training sessions focus on familiar music, reminiscence-led imagery and sensory props, which are particularly effective for people with dementia.

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 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.

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