Fun and laughter was had by all. The Shaddow Pantomime Company to put on a voluntary performance for Lashbrook House Care Home. The residents were enthralled, from watching the set being created from the lights and music to the colourful visual costumes of all the characters. Everyone followed the story and interacted with the appropriate boos and hisses as the plot unfolded. Christina MacMillan, who previously worked for the BBC, included some ad-lib sections into her performance. Everyone laughed – including the cast! After the Pantomime, when ice creams were served, Christina commented “That was such good fun do they have to go?” Many of residents and resident’s families commented how much they had enjoyed the show. Especially Philippa the daughter of Tom Harman Smith who commented – “Tom smiled through the whole performance”!
John Killick and his wife Rosemary celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary with a special private lunch in the Somerset Suite with family. Rosemary has also spent some time at Oaktree for respite care following an operation so knows many people here.
They had a lovely lunch, champagne and a cake showing that life doesn’t have to stop when you live at Oaktree.
The team at Oaktree Court submitted a fantastic application for Maureen and Evelyn who were just narrowly pipped at the post by winner Sam.
The Oomph! Factor judges were incredibly impressed by all nominations and they said it’s fantastic to see the impact that Oomph! is making to your residents.
Andy Kirby Manager at Oaktree Court said ” we are so impressed with OOMPH and the positive impact it is having on our residents in the home. ” The residents really look forward to the OOMPH sessions as do all the staff and families.
Louise Light Leisure and Lifestyle Manager found out there were a number of residents who enjoyed knitting. She spoke to Sara Taylor a Lashbrook Volunteer and asked if she had any knitting skills. Sara told us that is she is knitting blanket squares for the Royal Berks Special Care Unit. The organisation is called Buscot. Some of our residents who use to knit were keen at first to just watch. Ida Dunning one of our residents was quite interested and asked Sarah all about the knitting. Ida doesn’t usually sit for very long during activities but she sat for the whole session and was happy to chat and crochet, Ida is also quite hard of hearing, but she couldn’t stop chatting about what she was doing. She commented ‘ I really am enjoying this” The home know has a Knitting Circle for the residents who want to join in. “Louise said it great that not only are they knitting but they are doing it for a good cause”