Lambwood Heights residents will go for gold as they prepare to take part in their very first Olympic games

Our residents at Lambwood Heights Care Home are gearing up to participate in their very first Olympics games. As the 2020 Tokyo Olympics have been postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic, the home thought it would be a great idea to host their own version of the games and keep spirits flying high.

Going for Gold

Residents will be going head to head in a number of different events and challenges to be crowned champions. Events will include an egg and spoon race, rhythmic gymnastics with ribbons, bean bag shot-put and many more.

Along with the events residents will also be trying to keep fit by completing a 5-mile distance between them across the duration of the games. Preparations are underway as the lifestyles team will be making a custom-made Olympic torch before the opening ceremony of the games.

The importance of sports

The games will begin week commencing Monday 27th of July and challenges will take place throughout the week. The events will aim to give residents a fun and enjoyable experience of sport whilst highlighting the importance of physical activity within a care setting.

Lifestyles Manager Aimee Basham said, “It is so important to have fun events like this to keep everyone going in day to day life, but especially while we are still shielding.

The Lambwood Heights Olympics will not only be a good laugh, but have a great health benefit for both residents and staff. Our residents are always up for trying new things and love a bit of sports, so we will do our best at re-creating that Olympics atmosphere!”

Aimee Basham


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