Blog: Easter hops into Langford View Care Home in Bicester

Residents have been enjoying a range of Easter and spring-themed activities over the last few weeks, in preparation for the special Easter weekend.

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Blog: Eggcellent new arrivals settle in at Spencer Court

Baby chicks have arrived at Spencer Court in Woodstock, bringing joy to residents and the team just in time for Easter

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Blog: Lake House engage with local emergency services

Lake House care home, operated by The Orders of St John Care Trust, held a brunch to welcome Banbury police officers to the home. An engaging event which was enjoyed by all with one resident inviting them back for a sing-a-long!

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Blog: Langford View welcome police officers to Blue Light Coffee Morning

Langford View recently welcomed officers from Thames Valley Police to their ‘Blue Light’ coffee morning during which the officers were offered a free bacon sandwich and hot drink.

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Blog: Spencer Court spruce up garden for summer

Spencer Court recently invited green-fingered friends, families and members of the local community to their annual Garden Spruce Up Lunch.

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Blog: The Elms Care Home intergenerational project with Gloucestershire Academy of music

The Elms in Stonehouse has worked with their local primary school to make music with the support of Gloucestershire Academy of Music.

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Blog: Spencer Court raises money for Dementia UK’s Admiral Nurses

Spencer Court Care Home in Woodstock opened its doors on Wednesday 6th March and welcomed the local community along with family members of those living with dementia for a very special afternoon tea.

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News: OSJCT employees prepare for five mile run in aid of the Oxford Children’s Hospital Charity

A chance finding has led to a group of employees at The Orders of St John Care Trust (OSJCT) to partner with the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) on the Oxford Children’s Hospital Charity five mile run in March 2019.

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Blog: Langford View boogie to silent disco for ‘I Can’t Believe It’s a Care Home’ competition

Langford View residents and employees got disco fever recently and boogied away to a silent disco ran by Sweet Silent Disco!

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Blog: I Can’t Believe It’s a Care Home across Oxfordshire

Oxfordshire homes got into the spirit of OSJCT’s Trust-wide ‘I Can’t Believe It’s a Care Home’ competition and have been challenging perceptions by showcasing the unexpected activities their residents like to do.

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Blog: Langford View residents inspired to learn about dementia from Admiral Nurse after TV programme

Langford View residents were very moved recently by a television programme in which former actress Dame Barbara Windsor and her husband spoke frankly about her Alzheimer’s diagnosis.

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News: A Reunion of Pure Chance at OSJCT Longlands care home in Oxford

Two sisters, Doreen Morgen (88 years old) and Cynthia Steedman (87 years old), met after nearly four years apart at OSJCT Longlands and with thanks to Lea Mason, the home manager at Longlands.

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News:  An Intergenerational Playgroup at OSJCT Isis House Care Home in Oxford

Isis House in Oxford, operated by The Orders of St John Care Trust (OSJCT), held an intergenerational playgroup for residents and young children the care home.

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News: Engaging with the Forces to bring new experiences to residents of Witney Care Home

Madley Park House, operated by The Orders of St John Care Trust, held a tea dance at the home on Valentine’s Day and were joined by military personnel from RAF Brize Norton.

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Blog: Langford View Beat the January Blues

Now the excitement and festivities of Christmas are over the January blues can tend to creep in. This phenomenon is reported to be at its height towards the end of the month with many affected.

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Burns Night at Marston Court

Blog: Highland fling in Oxfordshire care homes

There has been a distinctly Scottish feel to the activities taking place this week in care homes operated by The Orders of St John Care Trust (OSJCT) to mark Burns Night.

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News: Motorbike-loving resident’s dream comes true at Stirlings

When Lisa Duffy, Manager of Stirlings Care Home in Wantage discovered resident June Willis’ lifelong love of motorbikes, she was determined to make sure June could fulfil a dream of going for a spin once again.

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Blog: Oxfordshire care home residents take to the ice

Residents of The Meadows Care Home took to Oxford Ice Rink recently to try out a fairly unusual new hobby: ice skating.

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News: Father Christmas and his reindeer bring festive magic to Langford View

Langford View had a great start to the festive season when some special visitors attended their Christmas Jumper Day coffee morning: Father Christmas and two of his reindeer!

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BLOG: Santa Claus is coming to Langford View Care Home in Bicester

Langford View is welcoming a very special visitor to its coffee morning on 14th December: Santa and two of his reindeer will be stopping by!

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NEWS: Bolivian Black Capped Squirrel Monkeys Swing into Madley Park House

Two squirrel monkeys called Malcolm and Mitchell surprised residents with a visit to Madley Park House, a care home operated by The Orders of St John Care Trust (OSJCT).

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NEWS: Langford View wins award for quality for the second time

Langford View Care home in Bicester has been awarded the Earl of Gainsborough Award for Quality for the second time at the prestigious OSJCT Chairman’s Commendations and Awards Ceremony.

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NEWS: Oxfordshire care homes celebrated at Chairman’s Commendations and Awards Ceremony

The shining stars of care homes across the county have been celebrated at The Orders of St John Care Trust’s annual Chairman’s Commendations and Awards Ceremony, held on Wednesday 7th November, in the Chapter House at Lincoln Cathedral.

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Respite Care at The Orders of St John Care Trust

BLOG: Short breaks, peace of mind with Respite Care at OSJCT

The Orders of St John Care Trust (OSJCT) provides a person-centred approach to Respite Care, ensuring that every resident can relax in the knowledge that our dedicated team are there to support them for the duration of their stay.

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BLOG: #teamstirlings pedalathon success!

The team at Stirlings absolutely smashed their £350 fundraising target and ended up raising over £1200 over two fundraising events!

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BLOG: Acts of kindness at Langford View

Residents from Langford View Care Home in Bicester were the happy recipients of acts of kindness over the summer when the Facebook group ‘Bicester Acts of Kindness’ agreed to send postcards to the home from their holidays.

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BLOG: #teamstirlings walk and cycle their way to fund minibus

The residents and team at Stirlings Care Home in Wantage are taking part in a number of sporting activities over the next few weeks to raise money for their very own minibus.

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BLOG: Seasonal treats at Langford View coffee mornings

The residents and team at Langford View enjoy marking the seasons, and autumn is no different.

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BLOG: Former champion runner competes for Langford View Care Centre at Oxfordshire Sports Day

Residents from Langford View Care Centre in Bicester donned their running shoes and sports attire and joined other Oxfordshire care homes run by The Orders of St John Care Trust (OSJCT) to participate in the Trust’s Oxfordshire Sports Day at the Kings Centre in Oxford.

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BLOG: Stirlings Care Home in Wantage holds a summer fete with a twist

There was toe-tapping aplenty this weekend when the Wachumba drummers joined The Orders of St John (OSJCT) care home, Stirlings, for their summer fete in Wantage on Saturday.

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BLOG: Stirlings’ summer fete set to be an afternoon of fun

If you are wondering how to spend your Saturday afternoon this weekend, Stirlings Care Home in Wantage has the answer! Go along to the home between 1.30pm and 4pm to join in with the fun and games planned for its annual summer fete.

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Langford View’s summer fete set to be an afternoon of fun in the sun

If you’re thinking about how to spend your Saturday afternoon this weekend, Langford View Care Home in Bicester has the answer! Go along to the home between 2pm and 4pm to join in with the fun and games planned for its annual summer fete.

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Paro the robotic seal

Robotic seal Paro visits OSJCT’s Langford View Care Home in Oxfordshire

It’s not every day a baby seal visits a care home.

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OSJCT Care Leader fights cancer with the aid of Henlow Court colleagues

Steph Hill is a very special member of The Orders of St John Care Trust (OSJCT) family. The dedicated Care Leader has been with Henlow Court care home in Dursley for two years.

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#Hatchwatch chicks from #OSJCT’s Stirlings Care Home are all grown up!

Chicken update: the Stirlings chicks are all grown up!

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OSJCT Care Home in Wantage get involved in Dementia Action Week

Stirlings Care Home gets involved with Dementia Action Week by running free Dementia Awareness Workshops.

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Royally named new Day Care Centre opens at OSJCT’s Marston Court

New Day Care Centre royally opens at OSJCT's Marston Court, Oxford

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Oxfordshire Employee Awards

Oxfordshire Care Homes celebrated at Employee Awards

Care Home Open Day at Stirlings

Care Home Open Day at Stirlings

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Care Home Open Day 2018 arrives at Longlands Care Centre

On Saturday the 21st of April the residents, residents, their relatives and the community celebrated National Care Home Open Day at Longlands.

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Love is in the air at Tonwsend House

Nothing quite says ‘I love you’ like a romantic dinner for two. And with Valentine’s Day just around the corner, there’s no time quite like the present for Ann and John Gomm to celebrate their long romance.

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Stirlings' Family event

Success for Stirlings’ Family Engagement Event

Taking that first leap from home into care can be a daunting and overwhelming experience

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Christmas Elf at The Meadows

19-year-old Courtney Hughes delivers Christmas gifts to the residents at The Meadows for a sixth year.

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Charlie and Pringle

Penguin Visit

Two furry friends brightened the day of our Madley Park residents when they waddled into the home.

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Paro the Robotic Seal

At OSJCT we’re always looking at different ways to enhance the well-being of our residents so we were thrilled when we were introduced to Paro, the robotic seal by Agnete (Aggy) Petersen, an MSc student of Anthropology at Aarhus University in Denmark.

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Oxfordshire’s Winter Wonderland

Residents and employees danced the afternoon away at this years' Christmas Party.

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Royal Opening for Chilterns Court Care Centre

HRH The Duke of Gloucester performed the official opening of Chilterns Court Care Centre in Henley-on-Thames on 15 November.

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First Harvest Festival in Oxfordshire

Around 60 people joined us for Harvest Festival in Oxfordshire which turned out to be a real success.

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Oxfordshire Trust in Bloom Competition 2016

Results of Oxfordshire's Trust in Bloom Competition 2016

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90 Glorious Years Oxfordshire Summer Party

Over 180 people attended this years Summer Party including residents, employees and volunteers. A great day was had by all and we are now looking forward to the next event!

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The Order of Malta Awards 2016

Huge congratulations to medal recipients who received their awards at The Order of Malta’s St John’s Day Ceremony, which was held at Brompton Oratory in London on 24th June

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Langford View one of first in country to help residents fight off dementia by gathering memories

Therapy which sparks the memories of those living with dementia has been hailed a success for the residents of our Bicester care home. Langford View has become one of the first care homes in the country to introduce a course to get residents thinking back.

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Residents at The Meadows become super sleuths for Lizzy McBain’s storymaking sessions

A beloved music hall performer has been murdered and 93-year-old Audrey Chalmers may be the only person who can solve the mystery. It is only pretend, but this project is designed to stimulate the same “little grey cells” as a real-life mystery and keep residents’ neurons firing on full power.

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Oxfordshire Care Homes Celebrate Dignity Action Day

The Orders of St John Care Trust, one of Oxfordshire’s leading care home providers, will celebrate this year’s Dignity Action Day by hosting a range of events designed to provide a truly memorable day for residents and their families, care staff and communities throughout the county.

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Oxfordshire Residents Dickensian Christmas Party

Roasted Chestnuts, mulled wine, mince pies and a touch of Charles Dickens 'Christmas Carol', this years residents Christmas party was Dickensian themed.

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Oxfordshire Employee Awards 2015

British Seaside Summer Party

Oxfordshire's Summer Fun Day

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Trust in Bloom Oxfordshire Results

Oxfordshire Trust in Bloom Garden Competition

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Older People Deserve a Voice - Your Vote Counts!

We're making sure our residents have the opportunity to have their say on issues that directly affect all of us. Make sure you exercise your right to vote at the General Election. REMEMBER, your vote really matters!

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Lord Remnant unveils Foundation Stone for new Henley-on-Thames care centre

On 11 February, the Rt Lord Remnant, CVO, unveiled the Foundation Stone for the Trust's new, state-of-the-art care centre at a ceremony on the site of the former Townlands Community Hospital in Henley-on-Thames.

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Longland’s resident honoured by British Red Cross

Residents Star in Film

Spencer Court residents had the experience of a life time when they attended a film premiere - of a film in which THEY were the stars!

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Oxfordshire Staff Awards Ceremony

More than 100 care home staff from across the Trust's Oxfordshire homes were recognised for their excellent work and commitment at the Staff Awards Ceremony held at Oxford Town Hall on 18 September.

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