Glastonbury Court care home in Bury St Edmunds competed in a county-wide sports day event hosted at a neighbouring care home.
The Care UK team at Mills Meadow in Framlingham welcomed residents and care teams from eleven Care UK homes across the county to compete in traditional sports day challenges in a bid to be crowned the winning home.
Residents and team members from Glastonbury Court on Glastonbury Road, took part in a host of events including a sack race, a three-legged race and an egg and spoon race, with the grand finale being a tug of war.
Teams were also joined by representatives from Suffolk County Council and everyone took part in a fun World Cup-style penalty shootout.
Residents built up an appetite after a busy morning of fun games and were treated to a delicious barbecue prepared specially by the home’s chefs. Later, teams took part in an Olympic-style awards ceremony to crown the day’s winner, Hartismere Place.
Marie Reeve, home manager at Mills Meadow, said: “The Suffolk sports day is always a highlight for residents and care teams alike, and we were delighted to attend this fantastic event once again.
“We are fortunate to be part of a strong care home community here in Suffolk, and days like today are a brilliant opportunity to bring everyone together for a day of fun, laughter and to celebrate the year’s achievements. This year’s event did not disappoint, it was wonderful to see the residents and care teams working together and making new friendships.”
Glastonbury Court’s home manager, Sharlene Van Tonder, who helped organise the event, added:
“The annual sports day is always a highlight for us, as not only is it a fun opportunity to compete in light hearted games and events, but it also provides both physical and mental benefits for residents. It offers a valuable opportunity to bring older people in the area together, increase social interaction and reduce feelings of loneliness.
“I would like to say a huge thank you to all of the Care UK homes for taking part, and to everyone at Mills Meadow for letting us host the event at their home – we’re already looking forward to next year!”