Dee Parks Wheelchair For Good Thanks To Swimming Sessions
Dee, our resident at Hastings Court Care Home and former water baby, thought her swimming days were over following a stroke that left her needing a wheelchair. But thanks to the dedication of team members at Hastings Court Care home, Dee is not only floating free again, but her mobility has improved so much she no longer needs her chair.
At Oakland Care, we focus on mind, body and soul to ensure our residents maintain a healthy lifestyle. As we age, our bodies and minds change, but the importance of maintaining a healthy lifestyle remains of importance.
Dee commented, “I always loved swimming and, up until a few years ago, my husband and I would go to aqua aerobics together,” she said. “Sadly, I lost Mike in 2021, and then having the stroke, I thought my swimming days were over – but thanks to the team at Hastings Court, I was wrong.”
It was the idea of Dan Peacock, Lifestyle Coordinator and Dee is one of a number of residents who take part in weekly sessions at Crowhurst Holiday Village, which has kindly opened its pool and specialist equipment to allow residents, including those with reduced mobility, to enjoy the freedom of floating in a pool once again.
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