International Dance Day
This week, residents and team members at Grace Care Centre have been showing off their dancing moves in the countdown to International Dance Day on 29 April.
Langford View's church service to remember HRH The Duke of Edinburgh
Resident at Langford View in Bicester have always been able to join a weekly church service. Since COVID-19 ministers have run online services via zoom, connected to the TV..
This week the Sunday church service was dedicated to the memory of HRH The Duke of Edinburgh, with prayers, readings, memories and special hymns.
Many spoke about how they were feeling and some shared memories of meeting or seeing HRH The Duke of Edinburgh. Residents at the care home in Bicester said that they had really enjoyed the service.
100 year old Phyllis delighted to be reunited with son William
As Digby Court welcomed visitors to their new visiting room, it was wonderful to see Phyllis and William, reunited. Phyllis celebrated her 100th Birthday during lockdown but this has not dampened her spirits. She said that all she wants is for her son William to be happy and safe. William has continued to support Digby Court throughout. He said: "The team are great and doing a sterling job."
Carers receive food and books on Annual Global Youth Day
A group of young people from the Seventh Day Adventist Church in Oxford decided to give something back to their local communities on Annual Global Youth Day (20 March) by donating food and books to employees at Spencer Court Care Home in Woodstock and Isis House Care Centre in Oxford, both operated by The Orders of St John Care Trust (OSJCT).
Volunteer’s virtual visits
For volunteer Janet Lawrence, the first lockdown last March meant her regular weekly befriending visits to Larkrise Care Centre in Banbury had to cease temporarily. Knowing how much Janet’s visits mean to residents and to Janet herself, Larkrise Home Manager Lyndsay Sard asked if she would like to continue speaking to residents speaking to residents over Skype instead, which she has been doing ever since.