NCS Volunteers at Oakdale

22 JULY 2019 | POSTED BY TRACY SYCAMORE

NCS is a life-changing programme open to all teenagers aged 15-17 to discover who they are and what they can do. NCS is a four-phase programme specifically designed to provide a variety of new experiences. It is run over a 4 week period, 2 of the weeks being a residential trip. 1.Adventure – Outdoor Pursuits, 2.Discovery – skills for independent ...

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National Care Home Open Day

02 JULY 2019 | POSTED BY TRACY SYCAMORE

Oakdale Celebrated this years open day with children from the local pre-school, families and friends. This years theme was art in care and they enjoyed lots of art projects togther in the garden. ...

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Afternoon Tea with a view

20 MAY 2019 | POSTED BY TRACY SYCAMORE

On Wednesday 8th May some of the residents at Oakdale visited the Cliffs Pavillion in Southend-on-Sea to enjoy a sumptuous Afternoon Tea accompanied by beautiful views accross the estuary and along the seafront, including the world famous pier. All who attended had a wonderfull time. ...

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Halloween Fun at Brambling Lodge

19 NOVEMBER 2018 | POSTED BY TRACY SYCAMORE

Brambling lodge held a Halloween Party for their Residents and the children of the staff. They enjoyed Apple Bobbing, Mummy dressing, A Pinata and lots more, this was then followed by a Buffet Tea with lots of homemade Halloween cakes. It was a wonderful party and thoroughly enjoyed by all. ...

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Wish Tree Project

19 NOVEMBER 2018 | POSTED BY TRACY SYCAMORE

Acaia House granted another wish for a special resident on 16th October. Kitty wanted to go swimming and had a fantastic time. Many thanks to Folkestone Sport Centre for kindly donating the session. ...

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Wish Tree Project

11 OCTOBER 2018 | POSTED BY TRACY SYCAMORE

Acacia House have been busy making individual wishes come true with their Wish Tree Project. In August Gladys, who will be 99 this December, had the time of her life when her wish came true to take a flight in a helicopter. It was a very emotional day for all involved. ...

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An Afternoon at the Opera

11 OCTOBER 2018 | POSTED BY TRACY SYCAMORE

Oakdale Care Home recently took some family members to Ingatstone Hall to watch a performance by The Connaught Opera. The Opera was to Commemerate the 100th Anniversary of WW1. It was a magical afternoon and everyone had an amazing time. ...

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Oakdale Activities Visit

12 SEPTEMBER 2018 | POSTED BY TRACY SYCAMORE

On Saturday 8th September Our Activities Coordinator Maureen took one of our residents, Jo, to our local Cats Protection Re-homing Show. Jo was a little nervous about leaving our home but this was far outweighed by the excitement of visiting the show. They took a taxi to Rayleigh with Jo chatting all the way and as they got nearer her face lit up when she sa...

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Annual Open Day

03 SEPTEMBER 2018 | POSTED BY TRACY SYCAMORE

On Saturday 25th August Oakdale held their Annual Open Day and Summer BBQ. We had a large turnout of family, friends and neighbours to see our Local Deputy Mayor officialy Cut the Ribbon to open our day. They all enjoyed our BBQ, live entertainment, stalls, raffles, games and treats for the children. The rain held off and the Sun came out and we raised &p...

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