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Keeping busy is the key to staying independent in later life. Our lifestyle team is dedicated to enabling residents to enjoy a meaningful lifestyle.

When you visit Highmarket House, you’ll find it buzzing with activity and laughter. You might smell an amazing curry or a stew on the hob: one of our gentlemen likes to cook up something delicious for us every week. You might hear us having a singalong to a favourite visiting musician, or see wonderful artworks being made at a creative class. 

We love the regular entertainment staged by visiting dance groups, musicians and magicians. We’ve even had a visit from Elvis. Residents enjoy the pamper sessions that we organise in the hair and beauty salon, and you never know what surprise is in store: at Easter it was more like Highmarket farm here, as residents cuddled visiting rabbits, ducks, chicks and lambs! 

Take a look at our video which shows the type of lifestyles residents enjoy at Highmarket House.

The personal approach to care

Life story books are central to the care we provide. We find out everything we can about your loved one and put it all into one of these books. No detail is too small, from learning a nickname they used to have, to understanding how they like to cut up their toast.

Learning about the people we care for is all-important for ensuring that the one-to-one time we spend with them is as meaningful as possible. We have taken a long-time resident of Banbury to the old fish and chip shop they used to visit, and to Banbury Fair. Another lady likes to write a shopping list and then we take her shopping in town so she can buy what she needs. And when we discovered one lady’s love of penguins we made sure we organised a trip to see these birds at Birdland Park and Gardens.  

Getting out and about

Residents also take advantage of our wonderful location to pop next door into the People’s Park for a stroll. They enjoy admiring the flowers and saying hello to the birds in the aviary. We’ve also had picnics by the river in Stratford Upon Avon, and visited the Butterfly Farm. 

We love the strong community relationships that we have. Students from Banbury College come and do art classes with us, and we have links with local churches too. We’d love to see some younger tots, and are exploring new links with local children’s nurseries and toddler groups. 

Check out our Facebook page to discover what we get up to every day.

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