Elvis has entered the building at Wytham House

Wytham House residents recently welcomed all round musical entertainer and performer Paul Dummas and one of his little buddies Elvis to our care home in Farmoor, Oxfordshire.

Our residents and team were all eagerly awaiting his arrival and he truly did not disappoint. Not only did he keep us all amused with his show full of variety, comedy and impressions but he thoroughly entertained us with his fantastic ventriloquist show which was hilarious.

With his many jokes up his sleeve and an array of puppets, our residents laughed, sang and clapped their way throughout the afternoon show. From our residents reactions, what brought the most joy was his performance with his puppet, Elvis, who wowed us all with his amazing songs, dance moves and left us in the words of the King, ‘all shook up, mm mm mm mm, yay, yay, yay’. Who knew that an Elvis puppet could bring so much fun and jollity to our home?

At Wytham House, we believe an active life is a happier and more fulfilling life and activities are an important part of life at our home. A key member of our team is our Activities Coordinator, Liza who works with each resident to ensure everyone has an opportunity to participate in activities that have real meaning for them and bring pleasure to their lives, whether it is a hobby or interest they have built up over a lifetime or a brand new experience.

Our clinical team also work with our Activities Coordinators to ensure our activities contribute to our residents’ physical and mental wellbeing, although simple enjoyment is of course the number one priority.

We are always looking for new ways to bring fun and laughter to our home and with the great comments received and the smiling faces all round, we definitely achieved this with Paul’s visit.

All our residents clearly enjoyed the day and we look forward to our next event. We’ve got lots planned for March including a seated dance class for all abilities, lots of arts and crafts sessions, a new gardening club now that the weather is getting better and our own choir. Watch this space…

To find out more about life at Wytham House, our events and activities, or to arrange a visit, please contact us on 0808 223 5402 or manager.wytham@caringhomes.org.

 

 

Wytham House

Home Manager

Amanda Cordery

Address

Oaken Holt,
Eynsham Road,
Oxford,
Oxfordshire,
OX2 9NL

Contact
0808 223 5402
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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update
To Whom it may concern,

RE: A message from the CEO and Clinical Director

At Caring Homes we are following the latest Government advice and stopping visitors to all our homes, except for essential visits by healthcare professionals who will be required to adhere to strict protocols.

We understand that this may be very difficult for families but we are clear in our duty to ensure we protect the health, safety and wellbeing of our Residents and Colleagues as our top priority.

We want you to know that you can contact your loved ones through calls, emails, video and social media and we will support our Residents to view any messages you send over. We are confident that the teams in our homes are doing all they can to ensure that life remains as comfortable and sociable as possible. There will be a full programme of activities delivered by our in-house health and wellbeing teams.

We hope you will understand and support these actions and any further subsequent measures we might need to put in place.

Yours sincerely