Spring has Sprung at Oaken Holt

At Oaken Holt care home in Farmoor, Oxfordshire, one of our more popular activities for our residents is the regular flower arranging sessions we hold here and that take place in our conservatory.

To make this activity extra special for our residents, as it was also Mother’s Day on the 26th March, we purchased some daffodils and then went into our grounds to collect some blossom twigs so we could make some seasonal displays. We decided not to pick the daffodils that grow in the parklands on the Oaken Holt Estate as we know how much everyone loves looking out and seeing the beautiful spring flowers.

Our residents really enjoy these sessions as they can explore their creativity, discuss which colours go well together and the different arrangements they are working on and also happily advise each other on their displays. It really encourages a lot of social interaction and conversation.

One resident commented that daffodils ‘signal the start of spring’ and they certainly brought a little sunshine and colour into our activity and day.

Once the display vases were complete they were taken to our residential, nursing and coach house, so that all our residents, relatives and visitors could admire them over the weekend and they did. They really brought the sense of a new season into our homes for all to enjoy.

Another popular activity is our art and craft classes and to further celebrate the start of spring we decided to colour some blossom trees. The residents find the activity relaxing and therapeutic, deciding which colours to use and which picture to choose.

This activity complimented Oaken Holt grounds, as the blossom trees on the driveway up to the home are covered in white and pink blossom. The daffodils are nodding their heads in appreciation as the cars and pedestrians walk by.

Set within 23 acres of beautiful gardens and parklands in the heart of rural Oxfordshire, Oaken Holt is a magnificent country estate offering residential and nursing care of the very highest standard.

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.

 

Spring has sprung at Oaken Holt

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