Care Home Residents Zoom To Fitness

Residents of Wren House Care Home in Warminster haven’t let recent visiting restrictions get in the way of their regular exercise regimes, with fitness classes being streamed direct to the home on Zoom.

Hannah, who leads the armchair fitness classes, would normally visit Wren House every week, to keep residents active but since the temporary restriction of non-essential visitors to the home in March, staff have arranged for the sessions to be conducted via Zoom.

Lynn Boon, manager of Wren House Care Home, said: “Over recent weeks, we’ve had to look to all kinds of new ways to keep our residents connected and ensure they don’t miss out on anything they would normally enjoy.

“As part of this, we’ve brought the 21st Century to Wren House, not just enabling our residents to have video-chats with their loved ones, but making sure their regular activities like exercise classes and music sessions can still go ahead.

“The health and happiness of our residents are our top priorities at Wren House and we’re doing everything we can in these unprecedented times to keep our residents fit and active.

“We also had a fantastic time on VE Day, thanks to Warminster Action Group for the goodies they sent us from Poundland.”

Pauline Taylor, a resident of Wren House Care Home, added: “Using all this technology is quite new to many of us, but it’s been a good experience and opened up lots of news opportunities while we’re having to stay safe.

“We love our weekly exercises, so I’m glad the staff have been able to find a way for them to continue! It’s so nice to be able to see our Hannah again.”

 

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