Betty and Pattsy take gold for Team GB (Great Baddow)

28 Jul 2021

To celebrate the opening week of the Tokyo Olympics, residents at one of our Essex based Care schemes have been keeping active by taking part in a mini-Olympics of their own. The resident games included events such as the bottle roll, toss the caber, tin can challenge and zimmer-frame archery  – a firm favourite amongst the competitors. Betty and Pattsy took the chocolate gold medals on the day, with all other participants awarded with a rosette.

As part of their role, our dedicated key workers support the residents to live healthy and engaging lives, working with the residents to provide a diverse range of activities to help maintain their health and wellbeing. The activity programme is constantly evolving as the team work with the residents to create new sports and games suited to their needs - hip hop armchair dance and armchair boxing are the latest classes currently being considered.

Kathryn Dale, Lifestyle & Wellbeing Lead said: “Our activity programme makes a massive difference in helping our residents to maintain a healthy body and mind. We have lots of weekly activities, such as: skittles, using bean bags, balloon tennis and much more... the firm favourite amongst residents is our carpet bowls competition - we play every week for a little silver cup - the comradery and competitiveness is incredible!”

The Essex based care scheme provides 24-hour personalised nursing and care to residents, aged between 73-99, some living with dementia. The home also provides respite care, in addition to specialist care for conditions such as Parkinsons, stroke rehabilitation and intermediate reablement for those not quite able to return home following a stay in hospital.

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