Lifestyle

The carers and Residents at Oak Tree Mews enjoy playing an important part in their local community. The home encourages an atmosphere of fun and inclusion and runs a weekly programme of events, which includes talks and demonstrations from local people willing to share their knowledge and talents.

Performers from the area regularly visit and entertain Residents with songs, sketches, singing and dancing, and members of neighbourhood groups, volunteers and other locals often drop in for a cup of tea and a chat. Assisted by suggestions from our Residents, our Wellbeing Coordinator organises a varied year-round programme of things to do. Many Residents take pleasure in hobbies, including baking, writing, gardening, dancing, painting, quizzes, and playing chess. Some enjoy being a member of the Residents’ forum.

There’s plenty to do outside the home too, and Residents enjoy trips to nearby places of interest to them, such as animal sanctuaries, the theatre, gardening and shopping centres.

By getting to know each individual Resident, our carers are able to encourage everyone to take an active part in the life of the home. Simple pleasures are hugely important: the morning walk, feeding the birds, a little light weeding, baking cakes for one of our fundraising tea parties, laying the dining table, arranging flowers or distributing the post each day. But we also know and respect that our Residents value having some time alone too and we want these moments to be as joyful as any other.

Our garden can be a lovely place to enjoy a quiet cup of tea or socializing with family and friends.

Food and Nutrition

Our chef prides himself on making mealtimes a special, stimulating part of each day. Meals are as much about providing nutritious, tasty food as they are about enjoying a social occasion.

Residents are served three meals a day, as well as a mid-morning snack and afternoon tea. We use fresh ingredients, locally sourced wherever possible, with the emphasis on providing delicious seasonal meals. We understand the nutritional needs of older people and create meals that offer the correct calorific and nutritional content. We consider meals to be a fundamental part of every Resident’s care plan.

Eating is a social and an emotional experience, and our dining room is designed to create a relaxed and happy atmosphere, with menus that offer plenty of variety. We make a point of celebrating birthdays and special occasions, as well as national festivities such as St Andrew’s Day, Mother’s Day and Burns Night.

We can cater for special diets. Our chef is often asked to recreate a favourite classic dish. This can trigger a lively conversation and all kinds of memories, discussions and laughter.

Breakfast

Free range eggs with bacon. Creamy scotch rolled oats porridge. Grapefruit and mandarin segments. Tea, Coffee, Orange or Cranberry juice.

Lunch

Slow roasted loin of pork with sausage and apple stuffing served with braised red cabbage broccoli florets and roast potatoes.

Dinner

Selection of freshly prepared sandwiches and pork pie with homemade soup.

A selection of tea and homemade cakes are available throughout the day.