Posted: Wed, 14 Sep 2016 15:26
Moat House Card Home in Burbage have been crowned the winners of the 'Leicester-Shire & Rutland Twilight Games', in a presentation held on 12th September.
To celebrate the 2016 Rio Olympic and Paralympic Games and to allow for our older generation to feel involved, residents in a number of care settings across Leicestershire and Rutland have been involved in the 'Twilight Games'.
Leicester-Shire & Rutland Sport (LRS) have developed a programme of activity which enables our older generation in care settings, to participate whatever their level of ability and mobility.
The specially adapted games are aimed at assisting people with their co-ordination, concentration and mobility but above all to have fun and enjoy the social and wellbeing benefits of being active with others.
Not only have the care homes been active but they have also embraced the cultural aspects of the 2016 Rio Olympic and Paralympic Games.
The local care settings involved were:
- Gretton Court and St Johns – Melton
- Oakhouse Residential Home – Rutland
- Moat House Care Home & Parkhouse Grange – Hinckley & Bosworth
- Longcliffe Nursing Home – Charnwood - Spirit of the Games winners
Each care setting took part in the games in a competitive and spirited manner throughout the week of 15th-19th August. They took part part in activities such as Sitting Volleyball, Bean Bag Throw, Petanque, Mini Boccia and Audio Basketball.
Moat House Care Home, who were representing Team GB, were presented with the inaugural Twilight Games Shield after they topped the table with the most points following the week of competition. They celebrated their achievement by making a Team GB inspired cake for the residents and staff to share and playing another game of Sitting Volleyball!