Great Oaks receives support from Bobble to celebrate National Hydration Week

The objective of National Hydration Week, which runs from 12th-18th March, is to promote the importance of being hydrated to maintain people’s health and wellbeing, with particular importance for the elderly. Each resident and member of staff at Great Oaks has been provided with a complimentary Bobble reusable water bottle to encourage hydration.

Sue Goktas, Great Oaks’ activities manager, also organised for residents to take part in a fruit cocktail workshop which demonstrated some fun and creative ways to stay hydrated throughout the day.

Ian MacDonald, care home manager of Great Oaks, said: “We are so grateful to Bobble for providing us with the complimentary water bottles for our residents and staff. Hydration is an important part of our residents’ care, which we focus on all year round, and the generous gift of Bobbles will help us to continue to ensure our residents are maintaining the correct levels of hydration in a sustainable way.

“Our in-house catering team are always thinking of new create creative ways to incorporate food and beverages into our residents’ daily diet. Smoothies have proven to be so popular with our residents that we now offer the option of a smoothie on our daily breakfast menu.”

Great Oaks is the latest addition of an established family of care homes managed by Encore Care Homes, with two other care homes in Dorset and Hampshire. The 80-bed care home is fitted with state-of-the-art facilities, which are designed to enable staff to provide the highest standard of 24 hour, personalised care and ensure residents are comfortable and happy in their surroundings.

At the heart of its care culture, Encore is committed to providing respect, dignity and wellbeing to all residents. As a reputable employer, only the kindest and most qualified healthcare professionals are employed. Regular in-depth training and development programmes are also provided to all staff.

For more information please visit or call 01202 087444 to speak to a member of the team, or to make an appointment to view Great Oaks.



Note to editors:

Encore Care Homes manages three care homes in Dorset and Hampshire, Hamble Heights in Fareham and Fairmile Grange on the grounds of Christchurch Hospital.

Great Oaks is the latest addition of an established family of care homes managed by Encore Care Homes.

Encore Care Homes’ values:

Our team delivers the highest quality of person-centred care because we encompass all aspects of wellbeing:

  • Nursing and dementia care
  • Modern and efficient facilities
  • Great nutrition and hydration
  • Engaging, enjoyable daily activities
  • Comfort and companionship

Most importantly we provide the feeling of true homeliness. So much so, that our little community often becomes the extension of the family for residents and relatives.

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