Newsletter - December 2017


“Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house
Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse.
The stockings were hung by the chimney with care,
In hopes that St Nicholas soon would be there.

The children were nestled all snug in their beds,
While visions of sugar-plums danced in their heads.
And mamma in her ‘kerchief, and I in my cap,
Had just settled our brains for a long winter’s nap…”

Communion - This will take place on Tuesday 5th December in the main lounge at 10.30am. If in the future you have any favourite hymns, then please let us know and we will try and arrange these for future services. 

Chiropodist – Caroline our chiropodist will be visiting the Home on the 7th December but if you need her services before then, please do let us know and we will arrange a separate visit.

Fitness - Emma, a qualified fitness instructor visits the Home every Wednesday morning for gentle armchair exercises.

Activities- We have planned the following activities for December with Anne. Occasionally these do alter so please look out on the notice board for any changes.


Friday 1st     - Baking

Saturday 2nd    - Reminiscence  

Sunday 3rd   - TV / Movies

Monday 4th  – Making Christmas cards/gifts with Anne

Tuesday 5th  - Activities with Carol

Wednesday 6th   Chairobics (am), Pam’s birthday. Beth singing

Thursday 7th  - Quiz with Anne

Friday 8th     – Board games

Saturday 9th – Les’s Birthday

Sunday 10th   - Nada’s Birthday

Monday 11th      - Orange and Clove Pomanders  with Anne – Margaret’s Birthday + Choir

Tuesday 12th   - Activities with Carol

Wednesday 13th    Chairobics (am), hairdresser and pampering

Thursday 14th   - Baking for the Christmas Fayre

Friday 15th - Bingo

Saturday 16th  - Christmas Fayre 2-4

Sunday 17th      - TV / Movies

Monday 18th – Birthday Tea with friends and family

Tuesday 19th  -  Activities with Carol

Wednesday 20th – Hairdresser

Thursday 21st   – Christmas Flower Arrangements

Friday 22nd  - Carol Singer at 6pm

Saturday 23rd    – Dominos

Sunday 24th  - Christmas Eve

Monday 25th  - Christmas day – Merry Christmas

Tuesday 26th – Boxing Day

Wednesday 27th  – Hairdresser

Thursday 28th  - A Musical Afternoon

Friday 29th     – Board games

Saturday 30th   – Domino’s / scrabble

Sunday 31st  - New Years Eve- Happy New Year!!


Email  - While I appreciate that I already do liaise with some family members by email for either monthly updates or general queries, if this as a family member is something that you would like to happen then please let my self (Chris) know and I can contact you via email with updates or any relevant news. 

Care Plans - If any relatives would like to discuss the Care Plan for their family member or any aspect of the care provided, then please either speak to the Manager or a Senior Carer and we will be more than happy to go through this  with you.


Birthdays - It would appear that December is a very busy month for Birthdays within the home, we have Anne’s on the 3rd, Les’s on the 9th,Nada’s on the 10th,  Margaret.H’s on the 11th,  and Edna’s on the 20th.


Photo’s on the website - If any family member would like copies of any pictures that we put up on the web site then please let me know.


Deepest Sympathy's - The Management and all the staff at Omega Oak Barn would like to pass on our deepest sympathy's to family and friends whose loved ones have passed away.


Students - Some of you may have noticed that we have some students around the home on a Friday afternoon, they are from Ampleforth College, we  as a home feel that it is important to work with local schools and colleges and to enable students the opportunities to experience work within a care setting.  

Carol Singers – we have students from two of the local schools/collages coming in to sing Carol’s. they are on the 8th and 11th December. We also have Carol singers coming into the Home at 6pm on the 22nd.

Christmas Fayre – we are having our Christmas Fayre on the 16th December, from 2pm-4pm, with stalls including; Cakes, Bottles, tombola and Christmas Crafts. We also have Carol singers at 2.30 and a visit from Father Christmas. We will also be having a prize raffle. We hope to see as many people as possible.

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year - Finally from everyone one at Omega Oak Barn we would like to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy new Year.