Fluffy and four-legged creatures delight Oaken Holt residents and guests

Furry and four-legged friends drew smiles on the residents and guests of Oaken Holt  and Wytham House this week. Oaken Holt Estate’s much-loved farm day returned over the weekend, bringing a Shetland pony, ducks, rabbits, goats and lambs to our care homes in Farmoor.

Farms2ewe brought the animals in their droves to delight and entertain residents and their families. Stalls and games were also laid on.

While having a tour of Oaken Holt, Oxford West and Abingdon MP Layla Moran was introduced to the creatures.

She said:

“It was lovely to meet residents and their families, as well as the dedicated staff, at such a caring home.

“The Farm Day was a wonderful event and I am very much looking forward to my next visit to Oaken Holt.”

Care home manager Sherrie Hume said:

“It was a lovely day and a pleasure to welcome our new local MP to come and have a look around the estate.

“The residents enjoyed petting the rabbits and ducklings, and for those residents that were unable to attend, the people from Farms2ewe took rabbits and ducks to the rooms.

“As always the visiting relatives really enjoyed the Farm Day.”

The Oaken Holt estate is set in a magnificent country estate located in the peaceful village of Farmoor offering the perfect blend of tranquillity and accessibility with Oaken Holt providing residential and nursing care of the very highest standard for up to 55 elderly residents. Wytham House, our specialist dementia home is also located on the Oaken Holt estate.

If you would like to find out more about life at Oaken Holt care home, or to arrange a visit, please contact the home by calling 0808 223 5529 or email oakenholt.reception@caringHomes.org.

Featured Image: Oxford West and Abingdon MP Layla Moran makes some fluffy new friends. Picture: Michael Hogan

Wytham House

Home Manager

Amanda Cordery

Address

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

Contact
0808 223 5402
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Oaken Holt

Home Manager

Liz Day

Address

Eynsham Road,
Farmoor,
Oxford,
Oxfordshire,
OX2 9NL

Contact
0808 223 5529
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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