At Oak House, we’re all about enjoyable, personalised activities and meaningful experiences.
Our colleagues support residents to keep busy and independent in whatever way is right for them. Some people love our daily activities, which range from arts and crafts to quizzes and games, music sessions to entertainment from local performers, and evening pyjama parties. Other residents enjoy doing one-to-one activities, or helping out around the home.
During COVID, we’ve done our best to keep life as normal as fulfilling for residents as we can. That’s included adapting activities, such as sports and exercise, so it’s socially distanced and safe, and using home tablets to bring entertainment into the home and stay connected by new means. Of course, when the weather’s good, we’ve also been able to enjoy relaxing and playing games outside in the home’s beautiful garden space.
Join a club
Our clubs – which cover activities including knitting, cooking and quizzes – often inspire residents to discover new interests, and if there’s a hobby or group that your loved one wants to continue in the community, we’ll make sure they’re able to do so. For example, some residents go to the Lions Club while a couple of gentlemen go fishing.
Making the most of the area
Here in Slough, we’re close to everything, from Windsor Castle to Wisley gardens, Runnymede to racing circuits. We take advantage of our location to get out and about whenever possible, to nature reserves and garden centres, for river trips on the Thames or to a cosy country pub for lunch.
We also enjoy getting together with residents from other local Care UK homes. Our team members have done an Alzheimer's Memory Walk together, we attend each other’s events, and we get together for picnics.
We’re always keen to hear new ideas for activities and events. If you or your loved one has a great idea – tell us, and we’ll do our best to make it happen.
During COVID, we’ve been able to continue these relationships as well as build new ones, using technology such as tablets as well as traditional methods to keep in touch with loved ones. We’ve even made some new friends in our wonderful community who have supported us during this time.