Staff training gets a bit of Oomph!

Birch Green Activity Team with Donna Price (bottom, middle) Regional Wellbeing CoordinatorA new exercise regime has been implemented to boost the health and wellbeing of residents at Birch Green Care Home.


Staff were given a bit of Oomph – a wellbeing programme which has been designed in partnership with key national sports encouraging older adults to get fit.


Gill Seddon, activities co-ordinator at Birch Green, said: “This is a fantastic initiative and we can’t wait to have some fun with the residents, but most importantly boost their health. There are so many benefits of doing these kinds of sports and we can’t wait to see the results.”


The programme also includes a series of skills workshops, including Oomph Sport which aim to make exercise as engaging as possible, to encourage inactive residents to take up physical activity and try something new – or rediscover lost passions.


Residents at Birch Green can now choose from clock cricket, slipper soccer and armchair volleyball from the homes activities schedule – these sports are especially adapted to fit the needs and abilities of residents, with the new content ensuring that exercise sessions are continually fresh and exciting.


Ben Allen, Oomph’s CEO and Founder, said: “Oomph! is excited to be working with the team at Birch Green Care Home to bring awesome activities and engaging exercise classes to their wellbeing programme. We are delighted to be adding additional fun and engagement to resident activities, and working together to ensure that residents live a full life, for life”

Additional workshops include relaxation, culture and nature.


Vicky Sudworth, General Manager of Birch Green, said: “We are delighted to introduce the Oomph programme and I am looking forward to seeing some positive results. The staff couldn’t wait to show everyone what they had learned.”



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