Going for gold! South London care homes host sports days for local community

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With the Olympics fast approaching, local care home residents are limbering up for their very own sporting tournaments.

Five Care UK care homes will be bringing Paris to South London as they open their doors for local people to enjoy their own version of the Games.

The event comes as all five homes join The Big Care UK Sports Day, which sees over 130 Care UK homes across the UK host sports days for the local community and showcase what life in a care home is really like.

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Guests can soak up the sporting atmosphere and, for those daring to compete, have the chance to win their own gold medals with an afternoon of fun and games, including egg-and-spoon races, tug of war and sack races.

Residents at Care UK's care homes get active for sports dayResidents at Care UK's care homes get active for sports day
Residents at Care UK's care homes get active for sports day

Local people have five unique events to choose to attend, including:

Amberley Lodge – Saturday 20th July from 10am

Langley Oaks - Saturday 20th July from 11am

Heavers Court – Saturday 20th July from 10:30am

Smyth Lodge – Thursday 25th July from 10.30am

Addington Heights – Friday 26th July from 2pm

Amberley Lodge will be hosting dementia-friendly games for the residents and local community alongside a street tea party with refreshments for visitors to enjoy. Addington Heights will also be offering refreshments to visitors on the day.

Smyth Lodge will also extend the invitation to the community by welcoming local nursery children and parents from The Hospital Day Nursery, to participate in the morning games, alongside residents and the team.

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Langley Oaks will be hosting families and friends to join the residents where they can enjoy afternoon tea and listen to live entertainment from a singer and guitarist. Colleagues will also join residents in the sporting games followed by a presentation of trophies and medals.

Heavers Court will be hosting an exciting morning full of dementia-friendly sporting competitions and refreshments for residents and their relatives to enjoy - complete with entertainment from singer, Paul Betts.

Azalea Moses, Home Manager at Amberley Lodge, said: “We’re delighted to be welcoming the local community to join our own sporting celebrations.

“We are part of a strong community here in South London, and days like this are a fantastic way of bringing us all together for a little healthy competition and to celebrate this year’s summer of sport, all while showcasing exactly what life is like at Care UK care homes.

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“The events not only promise a lot of laughter and enjoyment for all involved, but also is an excellent way for residents to meet and mingle with lots of new faces – and some familiar ones – while keeping active. We can’t wait until kick-off!”

To find out more about The Big Care UK Sports Day, please visit: careuk.com/care-uk-sports-day

To find out more about these homes or to book your place on the event, please visit careuk.com/southlondon

Smyth Lodge, Addington Heights, Amberley Lodge, Heavers Court and Langley Oaks have been designed to deliver the very best standards of care and to enable residents to live active and fulfilled lives. These homes provide residential, nursing and specialist dementia care, as well as respite care.

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