Old Station House

Old Station House

Old Station Yard
Abingdon
OX14 3US
United Kingdom

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A warm welcome to our home

  • Dementia Respite
  • Long Term Residential
  • Residential Respite

The specialist environment has been designed specifically to enhance the quality of life of people living with dementia and incorporates a number of features to promote reminiscence as therapy.

Old Station House Staff

Everyone has the option of privacy in their own apartment which is fitted with a kitchenette, en-suite facilities and balcony overlooking the town.

Old Station House Garden

Residents can enjoy the daily social activities going on in the central communal areas or enjoy relaxing on the roof-top sun-terrace in one of the themed areas within the home.

old station house music room

Services & Facilities

Our friendly, professionally trained team are on hand around the clock to support our residents, ensuring they spend their day how they wish and enabling them to enjoy a fulfilling and independent lifestyle.

The attentive care team focus on the individual needs of the residents, with a tailored care plan for each person. Their aim is to improve the quality of life for our residents by creating lovely, comfortable, homely surroundings and by providing care, activities and other services designed around each resident’s needs and wishes.

The team at Old Station House includes a Home Manager, Head of Care, Activity Co-orindators, Dementia Lead, Carers, Admiral Nurse, Housekeeping Team, a Chef and catering team.

Meet the team

The talented chef and catering team prepare tasty, home-cooked meals on site daily from our own kitchens. We source quality produce for our excellent breakfast, lunch and dinner menus. All-day dining is available for lighter meals and snacks and all dishes are carefully balanced to get the best nutritional value and cater for individual dietary requirements and preferences.

Seasonal produce is chosen whenever possible and of course, relatives and friends are always welcome to join us. The menus change daily, and the kettle is always on. Our chef bakes every day so there is always a fresh cake for residents and families enjoy.

Residents are also encouraged to help prepare their own food and to make snacks whenever they choose.

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Download sample food menu

Whether it’s wet or dry outside, we at OSJCT feel that activities are essential in providing the best caring environment to live in.

Hobbies don’t simply stop when living with us at Old Station House. We have a dedicated Activities Co-ordinator who works closely with our residents to create a programme of fulfilling activities and events, tailored around each resident’s requests, hobbies and interests. The programme of events and activities provide a source of fun and laughter, to help each resident live their life to the full and make new friendships.

We are also fortunate to have the support of many volunteers of all ages from the local community, strengthening our links to this thriving market town. Here is a sample of activities on offer:

  • Trips to garden centres, cafés, pubs, sporting events, National Trust parks, wildlife parks, aquariums and museums.
  • Visit from Pets as Therapy Dogs
  • Exercise and wellness activities, for example Seated Yoga, Zumba
  • Fun activities with the local toddler and nursery groups
  • Board game competitions and quizzes
  • Music therapy sessions
  • Gardening
  • Arts and crafts
  • Communal Church services

activities menu

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With so many well-being activities for body and mind on offer, we also recognise that everyone needs some personal space for relaxation and mindfulness for personal reflection. The cosy lounges offer an opportunity for some quiet time or to host family and friends.

And that’s not all:

We’ve had silent discos, hoe downs, Chinese banquets, Oscar parties and so much more.

Many of the activities feature Reminiscence Therapy to aid those living with Dementia to remember events, people and places using sight, touch, taste, smell and sound.

There's never a dull moment within our home, and we run regular activities for all to join in:

  • Coffee mornings
  • Care Home Open Day
  • Summer and Autumn fetes
  • Christmas parties
  • And more…

View our full events calendar below to see more upcoming events taking place at Old Station House.

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Meet the team

Home Manager

Sharon has worked in several care homes within Oxfordshire over the last 30 years. Sharon started as a Care Assistant and progressed up the ladder to Head of Care. Sharon had a 7-year secondment to Wallingford Day Centre as Manager, then transferred back to OSJCT. Sharon was then transferred to Old Station House in 2003 as Head of Care and was promoted to Home Manager in June 2019.

Activity Coordinator

Activities form a core part of the care plan for residents at Old Station House who are regularly are treated to outings and events under the care of Activities Coordinator, Jeffrey Denton. Jeffrey has been with the Trust for 10 years, and strives to come up with fresh and new ideas to keep residents on their toes and excited about life.

Jeffrey loves his job, and says no day is the same as the one before. He is popular with both residents and volunteers, and says he tries to stay positive, eventful and cheerful.

Jeffrey has a NVQ Level 2 in Care and Activities.

In his spare time, Jeffrey entertains with comedy, singing and playing music, and keeps fit with football, squash and badminton.

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Call: 01235 536226

Old Station Yard
Abingdon
OX14 3US
United Kingdom

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