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30th Jun, 2022

Balsall Common care home residents take aim

Sarah Mason 19th Aug, 2021

RESIDENTS at a Balsall Common care home have been taking part in exercise classes.

Everyone 4 Sport have been leading archery sessions at Harper Fields care home for all to have a go at.

Ian Poole, Director of Everyone 4 Sport said: “Taking part in physical exercise as we age is so important.

“Not only does it get our joints moving, it stimulates our brains, promotes mental wellbeing and encourages us to engage with others. It was with this in mind that we first started to offer our sporting activities to care homes.

“The arrival of our coaches at these venues is eagerly anticipated and the uptake of the activities is excellent.

“The sports are carefully chosen to include all levels of skill and mobility – even curling can be played from a chair.

“The sport on offer is wide-ranging, including botcha, inclusive tennis, archery, multi-skills, table tennis and basketball – something for everyone, all physical abilities and interests.”

During the lockdowns the sports and fitness company worked with Solihull Council and Solihull Active to provide assisted living villages and care homes with equipment to use as well as online video support.

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