Oomph! stands for ‘Our Organisation Makes People Happy!’ Oomph! is the UK’s leading wellbeing business for older adults. We enhance mental, physical and emotional wellbeing through innovative exercise and activity solutions - training and supporting staff to provide awesome exercise, creative activities and engaging days out. We’re united by the unshakeable belief that everyone deserves a great life. A quality life. A full life. So it’s our job to ensure that however old you are, you’re able to live life to the full. Whatever your passion, interest and physical ability, our team of dedicated experts work with you to enjoy it. We have one life, let’s give it some Oomph!
- 20 November 2018
- Local Alliances:
- Merton Dementia Action Alliance
1. Action Plan
1. The National Dementia Declaration lists seven outcomes that the DAA are seeking to achieve for people with dementia and their carers. How would you describe your organisation’s role in delivering better outcomes for people with dementia and their carers?
We believe that to truly live a happy, fulfilled life when we are older the same rules apply - we continue to want and need…
• To be stimulated, engaged & delighted by what we do every day
• To do physical activities we enjoy to keep us healthy, limber and alert
• To have new experiences & connections that expand our horizons
We have created a new program in the borough of Merton, called ‘Walk ‘N Talk’, to help connect older adults to services in the community through walks that have quizzes at various ‘checkpoints’ in town. Walk leaders scan QR codes on a poster at each checkpoint in order to unlock questions to carry out the quiz, whilst finding out about services that the checkpoint provides.
We are very keen to make this as accessible as possible to all, including those living with dementia. We hope to gain the knowledge and skills needed to make these 'walk N Talk' sessions truly dementia-friendly.
2. What are the challenges to delivering these outcomes from the perspective of your organisation?
We need to test the activity as much as possible to pitch it at the right level and ensure the technology involved is user-friendly.
Pilot 'Walk N Talk' sessions at Merton Dementia Hub
To hold a number of sessions at the Merton Hub, initially as indoor walks around the premises and moving on to some farther afield in spring 2019.
- Being implemented
Staff to become Dementia Friends
All staff to attend a Dementia Friends session, to be organised with the help of the DAA Co-ordinator
- Being implemented
To work with other Merton DAA members to ensure a good spread of activities happens in the community.