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December 2019

Care home residents celebrate festive season with trips out

By Out and about

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 Hallmark Care Home in Cardiff, won the competiton with their fantastic photograph, pictured above. You can check out some of the other entries below…

Reeling them in! Care home residents enjoy fishing trip

By Out and about

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 the day… Bill Ramsbottom, Oomph! Conductor, tells the story…

“On a recent trip, I took 3 ladies from Lostock Lodge, Northwich, on an Oomph! Out & About tip to Hope View Sensory Farm in Leigh, Lancashire. 

One of the activities at Hope Sensory is assisted fishing with volunteers in a small – but well stocked – pond, which was thoroughly enjoyed by all three ladies. The volunteers loaded the bait on rods, which had a fixed line and could be easily held by the residents. At the end of the activity, each of them received a small trophy for their participation in it.  

Because they had enjoyed the trip so much and obtained so much pleasure from fishing, I decided it was a worthy cause to produce a keepsake certificate on parchment card for each of them, for Mary (who caught, without doubt, the largest fish), for Ann (who caught a whopping 14 fish) and for Cath (who thoroughly enjoyed the experience).”



To find out more about getting your residents Out & About, email hello@oomph-wellness.org or call 0203 601 6363