Ashridge Court Care Centre

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Ashridge gets some Oomph!

We’re excited to be partnering with Oomph Wellness, the UK’s leading wellbeing business for older adults, to enhance mental, physical and emotional wellbeing.

Our staff at Ashridge have been trained in Oomph!’s Wellbeing Leadership programme. This will ensure that they are equipped with everything they need to create and sustain a person-centred plan of varied exercise and activities that residents love.

One Oomph! course attendee commented: “I loved learning to tell a story with interesting imagery and adding these to exercise routines!”

The programme also includes a series of skills workshops, including Oomph! Relax, which has been developed in collaboration with expert practitioners of Yoga, Tai Chi and Pilates. The workshop focuses on teaching staff how to deliver flowing exercises, breathing and mindfulness activities to residents. Further workshops will focus on culture, nature and sport.

Brian Cooney, Canford Healthcare CEO said, “At Canford Healthcare we understand the importance of activities for the wellbeing of our residents so they can live full and engaging lives. We are working with Oomph to further develop key skills to ensure that our residents can maximise their enjoyment of life”.

Ben Allen, Oomph’s CEO and Founder, said: “Oomph! are delighted to be working with the Ashridge Court Care Centre team. It is a privilege to be an integral part of the organisation’s wellbeing provision. We will work in partnership to drive innovation and participation across the homes and are excited to be adding additional fun and engagement to resident activities!”