Throughout January and February 2019, a number of stimulating day trips and events were arranged for the residents of Victoria Care Home in conjunction with OOMPH Wellness and Out and About. Two events that recently received rave reviews from residents was Knowsley Safari Park and Reedley Bistro.
Residents set out on the OOMPH mini bus to Knowsley Safari Park, where they enjoyed the impressive wild animal safari! They roamed around the park in the warmth of the mini bus viewing lions, tigers and monkeys, the sea lions seemed to be the most loved of the whole day. After they had completed the 5 mile safari, it was time to settle down with a hot cup of tea and cake at the café on the park before heading home for tea.
Later in the month, the Activity Coordinator arranged an outing to Reedley Bistro which is situated on the Leeds Liverpool Canal. The Residents were able to look out at the amazing views whilst enjoying a lovely meal and conversation together. Many of the Residents really enjoyed watching the barge boats pass them by.
Activities like these are thoroughly enjoyed by both Residents and Staff and have been found to have a therapeutic benefit.