Residents at Harmony House enjoyed a new sensory session. OMI representative, Russell, bought along an interactive table and let us have a go at playing the games and exploring our senses with the different programmes. The residents enjoyed being the judging panel and deciding if the applications were suitable for them and their friends at the home. We are looking forward to our next visit and starting to fundraise for our own sensory machine, so that all the residents in the home will be able to benefit through the new and exciting sensory games.

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Hope House resident, Craig spent a great afternoon flying drones with staff member Loukas. Craig said “I have really enjoyed this afternoon flying drones with Loukas.”

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Hope House residents recently enjoyed a visit from 8 owls, courtesy of Talons Birds of Prey. They helped the residents to learn about the owls and also to hold and stroke them. Resident Margaret said “I used to look after birds during the war, aren’t they lovely!”

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After all the good fundraising work of the Manager and her team at White Rose, they have now been able to purchase and install their new summer house and lovely decking area. With donations from residents’ families, they have also been able to buy all new plants and decorations too!

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Oake Meadows in Taunton is pleased to announce an exciting collaboration with the local Waitrose store in Wellington. The store recently raised £373 for the Home, and future plans include volunteers working on projects around the Home and spending time with residents. “We are really looking forward to making a positive impact in our community and Oake Meadows is a perfect fit for our outreach ambitions” said Waitrose representative, Veronica.

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Residents at Oake Meadows continue to cuddle and care for a variety of animals at the home. Kathleen stated: “These bunnies are so cute and I love holding them. They are so happy here.”

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Broomfield Court held a fundraising event on Saturday 18th May 2019 in the local area, with entertainment being provided by an Elvis tribute, followed by a DJ.

The fun consisted of raffles, a silent auction, games and various football cards to help raise over £2000 (with funds still coming in!). The funds are to be used to enhance the experience for residents in the outdoor spaces, which will include water features, a raised pond and various sensory focal points.

Broomfield Court Manager, Daniel Jenks said “I would like to thank all that helped us reach this target, both internally and externally to the company.”

Well done everyone!

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Staff and residents at Harmony House love an early morning dominoes session with Christine, and today, we had a visit from Cole too. We enjoyed a cup of coffee and some cookies.

We always look forward to our weekly dominoes sessions and enjoy the friendly competition!

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Hope House residents Geoff and Jean wanted to take Holy Communion at the local church, All Saints. Geoff is a regular and likes to go every week, although it was Jean’s first time at All Saints. She said “it’s a beautiful church and I would love to come back next week.”

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Some of the residents from Hope House enjoyed watching a bowling match yesterday in the lovely weather at the local park. Geoff and Ernie both said “I’ve had a wonderful time, it’s nice to watch, especially with the weather being so nice.” There’s now a copy of the bowling timetable at the home, so that plans can be made to go and watch the upcoming matches and cheer on the local team.

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