We have been training hard this week at Oake Meadows Care Home in Taunton. Very soon our residents will be competing in a sporting event that we have organised with another local care home.
Our residents take these things seriously and have spent much time perfecting their bingo, skittles, and target shooting (foam darts only!). Following the training events, Leroy was a gracious winner overall, with Andree and Colin close second and third. We cannot wait for the main event!

We’d all like to take a break and head to the spa every once in a while. At Oake Meadows Care Home we love to treat our residents to regular pamper sessions.

We are very lucky to have a member of the Bliss Hair Salon team from Taunton who pops in to assist with hairstyling, as well as an Aromatherapist who offers massages to our residents. In addition, the Oake Meadows activities team organise regular in-house manicures, face packs, and fizz events, with the occasional trip to our local spa too.

Not only do our residents enjoy these sessions, but they also have great benefits for physical and mental well-being.

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This week, residents from Oake Meadows Care Home in Taunton went on a road trip to explore the local area. Ray was really happy to see Galmington, as he lived there for many years. While Vince enjoyed the beautiful Somerset countryside.

As it is summer, it would have been rude not to have visited the seaside. So we made a quick trip to Minehead to get some sea air too!

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Local trip out for Oake Meadows residents

Residents from Oake Meadows accepted a kind invitation from Trull Church volunteer, Julia, to join the local community group in Angersleigh for a tasty meal and beautiful piano music. Stanley tucked into the Steak Casserole, Margaret loved the Caesar Salad, while Kathleen and Dennis really enjoyed the Raspberry Meringue.

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Oake Meadows enjoy calypso fun!

Residents at Oake Meadows recently enjoyed an exotic cocktail and calypso party. Senior Carer, Kelly said: “We wanted to celebrate the warmer weather and everyone loved this colourful and vibrant theme; especially the rum!”

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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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Justin Diash entertained the residents at Oake Meadows recently with a selection of 60s music, including Buddy Holly and Gary Cooper songs. He is a big favourite amongst everyone and new resident Frank said: “This music is incredible. He is Ace!”

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Residents at Oake Meadows felt competitive as they took part in a Skittles match. Preparations are underway for a sports event against other local care homes, so some warming up is needed! Andree won, with Brian coming in a close second.

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Brian from Oake Meadows enjoyed a day out watching his favourite Cricket team, Somerset take on Surrey at the County Cricket Ground. “I hope they can win this game. They are playing well, but I want to catch one of the balls.” Brian said.

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