Borough Care, the largest not for profit provider of care for older people in Stockport, has partnered with Oomph! to provide its residents with more day trips out to destinations further afield. Oomph! provides wellbeing and activity programmes specifically designed for older people. Borough Care will work with the Oomph! Out & About service, to offer residents regular visits to places of interest. Oomph! Out & About provides a tailored programme of fully managed excursions, which make it easier to keep elderly residents connected to the people and places that matter to them.
Each of Borough Care’s eleven homes will participate in one Oomph! trip each month. Recent trips have included a day at the seaside in Blackpool, a chance to see the animals at Chester Zoo and a visit to Knowsley Safari Park.
Commenting on the Oomph! partnership, Sophie Gardiner, Area Support at Borough Care, says:
“At Borough Care, we believe people should continue to do the things they love and that a person’s life shouldn’t come to a standstill when they move to a care home. We are committed to providing a wide range of activities, to ensure our residents live an enriched life and are able to participate in everything they wish. The link up with Oomph! offers people the chance to get out and about in a safe environment.”
Matt Hamblin, Senior Business Manager at Oomph!, says:
“We are excited to partner with Borough Care, to ensure that all residents live a full life for life. Research shows there are proven health and wellbeing benefits of continuing to get outdoors as you get older so we are delighted to be able to provide this service for Borough Care residents.”
The health and wellbeing benefits to Borough Care residents, participating in the Oomph! trips, include the excitement of doing something different; the opportunity to reminisce by revisiting places they may not have visited for many years; improving relationships with fellow residents through shared experiences; and spending more time outdoors in the fresh air, which is beneficial to both a person’s physical and mental health.