Wednesday February 12 2020

Care home sports day keeps residents fit and active

Staff at a Shropshire care home have been helping residents to stay fit and healthy after organising their very own sports day.

Care home sports day keeps residents fit and active

A specially designed indoor track and finish line meant not even the dreary winter weather could put a dampener on the afternoon fun at Innage Grange in Bridgnorth.

Home manager Claire Childs, who came up with the idea of a winter sports day along with activities coordinator Di Carter, said: "We had an absolutely fantastic afternoon. Residents took part in all sorts of activities from traditional egg and spoon races to wheelchair races.

"We created our very own indoor sports track complete with finish line and everyone had such a lot of fun. Who says sports days are just for school fields in the middle of summer?

"It's important no matter how old you are whether you are seven or 70 to keep fit and active and we encouraged residents to do as little or as much as they wanted to.

"Those that didn't want to take part still enjoyed participating in the day by spectating and supporting those trying out the events."

Residents at the home on Innage Lane are supported daily to take part in a wide variety of activities which support their physical, social and mental wellbeing. They are also encouraged to take part in sensory, relaxation and reminiscence activities.

The home also has a busy cafe which can be used by residents, their families and friends and there is a dedicated hairdressers salon on site which provides hair and nail treatments.

It caters for older people requiring residential and nursing care and specialises in caring for people living with dementia.

For information about the home, which is operated by the not for profit organisation Coverage Care Services, visit the website https://www.coveragecareservices.co.uk/.

"It's important no matter how old you are whether you are seven or 70 to keep fit and active and we encouraged residents to do as little or as much as they wanted to"
Claire Childs

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