Cottingham Care Home Takes Gold In Resident Olympic Games

Residents of Magnolia House care home in Cottingham celebrated Tokyo 2020 in style with their own version of the Olympic games.

The home, based on Hull Road, set up for a full day of events by decorating the lounge with Olympic rings and a crowd, while residents made medals and a discus for the events.

In teams of four, residents took part in ‘home-friendly’ events, including indoor swimming, balloon tennis, discus and Frisbee toss. Staff also competed in a tug of war and water pistol shooting.

Activities coordinator Sue Smith acted as judge and umpire, ensuring that all rules were followed to the letter.

At the closing ceremony, representatives from each team took to the podium to receive their medals, celebrating the end of the games.

Sue Smith said: “As with all our activities we like to encourage all our residents to take part, Tokyo 2020 was a good excuse to have extra fun!

“Residents were given the opportunity to participate at all levels. We love for all our residents to take part as it’s not the winning that counts, it’s the fun and laughter we share that creates lots of lovely memories!

Mavis, a resident, said: “We all enjoyed the day. We were all happy and no long faces! I enjoyed the discus. We all had a good laugh!”

Another resident, Yvonne, said: “I enjoyed the balloon tennis.”

 

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