We’ve had a busy week at Omega Oak Barn with lots of food related activities! We’ve spent time baking, eating old fashioned sweets and playing domino’s.
We had a wonderful afternoon on the 1st August 2019 taking part in BBC Radio Yorks Cake & a Cuppa Event for Yorkshire Day. It was lovely to welcome some of the neighbours along with friends and family into the home.
There were so many delicious home made cakes and scones. Some of us with sweet tooth’s had double (or triple) servings and some to take home!!
Our next event is on Friday 27th September where will will be holding an event to raise funds for MacMillan Cancer Support. More details to follow soon.
Anne Marflitt our Activities Co-ordinator was on Radio York on the 26th July taking about our “Cake and a Cuppa Day which is on 1st August (also Yorkshire Day). Everyone welcome at the home from 3pm for home made cake and a cuppa. Anne gave a brilliant interview. You can listen to it on https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/p07fz8dy Tune in at 1 hour 52 seconds for Annes interview
We would like to say a huge thank you to The Sweeties who put on a live performance of singing and music this afternoon. The Sweeties are all original members of the Thornton Le Dale Ukuleles Strummers Music Group. A wonderful afternoon was had by residents, staff and family members. Tiffany (Deputy Manager) and Ron (Resident) really lit up the dancefloor.
Here are some residents enjoying activities organised by Anne, one of our Activities Co-ordinators. Residents had a great time spending an afternoon “reminiscing at the seaside” and another afternoon themed on “pubs and inns” which involved sampling local beer!
On the 17th July 2019 staff attended a training day which involved a virtual dementia experience. The virtual dementia tour is medically and scientifically proven to be the closest that a person can be given to experience what it is like to have dementia. All staff found the training really beneficial and it gave everyone a greater understanding and empathy as to what it is like to live with dementia.