Optalis is pleased to announce that it has been awarded a contract to provide care and support services for an Extra Care scheme in Abingdon – our first substantial contract in Oxfordshire.
This week is national Carers Week, aiming to raise awareness of caring and the challenges Carers face. Optalis is hosting a Cafe for Carers on Friday 19 June to offer support and a few hours respite.
Optalis is encouraging members of the public to find out more about dementia by attending a free Dementia Friends information session on Saturday 16 May. Sign up here!
Easthampstead Rotary Club has been supporting Pinehaven Day Service over the past year through taking part in a number of events and activities.
RemPods are scenes which 'pop' up and can help change the quality of life for people currently living in care homes who suffer from a form of dementia.
On April 1, 2014, Optalis took over the support provision for two of the borough’s Extra Care homes; Alexandra Place (Woodley), and Beeches Manor (Wokingham). Optalis are providing on-site staff support 24 hours a day, seven days per week, to both services.
Optalis’ first ever exhibition was unveiled at the Mall Gallery in Wokingham this month. Clients Create was officially opened by Wokingham Borough Mayor Cllr UllaKarin Clark on April 1, who was on hand to say a few words and spent a great deal of time talking with customers and their families.
Pinehaven Day Centre has been spruced up in time for spring by volunteers from Easthampstead Rotary Club.
On Tuesday January 7, representatives from three local stroke clubs visited Optalis' Head Office at Trinity Court to be presented with donation cheques.
On Friday December 20, staff from the Wokingham branch of Waitrose and a film crew of six visited Suffolk Lodge Care Home to help out with the residents’ Christmas lunch, and film the afternoon’s events! Waitrose staff helped serve drinks and food, allowing Optalis support staff to sit and assist more than 30 residents with their lunches.
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