Sunshine – Wednesday 27th May, 202

Our Residents made the most of the lovely bank holiday sunshine, as a small group sat outside in the garden and had their lunch together.


We have been making the most of the lovely weather by going around the garden most days topping the bird feeders up, only to discover the squirrels are getting clever and opening up some of the feeders!

On our travels we also saw a bumble bee which Residents were happy to watch. Many different birds have been around our garden and we often hear a pheasant too.

Later in the week, we decided to do a wildlife craft theme in the lounge. Residents got creative by colouring in bird and butterfly cut-outs which we hanged on our little tree which we think looked very good.

We would like to inform all visitors that we are having gates put up to ensure Residents can move freely in the garden without any risk. This is not to stop you visiting, you are still welcome to visit as long as you let Reception know then we can open the gates for you. Thank you for your understanding during these times.

We would like to say a huge thank you to Holly Stanton and Nicky Bevis who lovingly baked us cakes #cakesforkeyworkers

Thank you to Sandra, our Deputy Manager who nominated us.

From the Oakwood House team.

VE Day – 9 May, 2020

Here at Oakwood House we celebrated VE Day on the 8th of May 2020 by firstly observing the minute silence in the lounge with some of our Residents.

Afterwards, we offered glasses of sherry or lager if anyone preferred, the sherry was by far more popular!

Residents then went to eat lunch in the dining room where war time music was played in the background and tables decorated with old picture postcards. Residents enjoyed a roast beef dinner with all the trimmings.

After lunch, Residents enjoyed taking part in a VE Day themed quiz followed by music which a few Residents had a sing along to.

We also want to say a huge thank you to Norwich City FC who donated us a delicious cake, drinks and a signed shirt and thank you to everyone else who kindly bought us sweet treats.


This week we celebrated a Residents 93rd birthday. Staff sang happy birthday to him while presenting him with a lovely birthday cake baked by our Chef, Nathan.

Residents also enjoyed some gentle seated exercises in the week. As the weather has been nice, Residents loved being taken around the garden. We have noticed how lovely the trees are looking now.

We have also been chatting about Residents memories of VE day and some of their stories are very funny.