New care adds Oomph to its activities programmes

26 March 2018

Fast growing care home operator, New Care, is adding extra ‘oomph’ to its already outstanding daily wellbeing and activities programmes.

The forward thinking care provider has teamed up with Oomph, the UK’s leading wellbeing business for older adults, to enhance mental, physical and emotional wellbeing. Oomph drives to positively change the impact of ageing with a clear proposition of a full life for life, and provide innovative exercise and activity solutions as well as engaging trips out for residents.

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All New Care homes now have a number of specially trained in-house Oomphers who deliver the complete Oomph programme for residents including exercise classes, one-to-one sessions and regular meaningful days out. Offering many benefits including a reduction in isolation and improved social interaction, mental stimulation and physical mobility, the programme has been exceptionally well received and is now a firm favourite with residents in all homes who look forward to the daily and weekly classes and exciting excursions.

Chief operating officer at New Care, Cath Fairhurst, commented: “Oomph is all about making the residents happy and providing them with enjoyment and opportunities to socialise while promoting health and wellbeing. Our residents look forward to the oomph sessions and we usually have a full room for every class. “We’ve even seen a huge difference in some residents who did not participate before we introduced Oomph; it has significantly improved their quality of life and they are regulars at the classes and first to sign up for the days out which is great.”

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Resident William Jakeman said: “Oomph is wonderful, it’s something different every day so we never know what to expect.  One day we’re dancing to music with scarves and pom poms and the next day we’re on a day trip to the seaside. It’s all thoroughly enjoyable, well organised and brings us all together for good fun.”

Chief executive at Oomph, Ben Allen, added: “Oomph is delighted to be working with the team at New Care. It is a privilege to be a key partner and support their drive for innovation and excellence across all their homes. We share the same values and entrepreneurial spirit and are so pleased to be adding additional fun and engagement to resident’s activities on an ongoing basis.”