Dorset Dementia Care Home Keeps Resident Golfers In The Swing

KeepsGolf fans living at a Dorset dementia care home have begun monthly visits to one of their nearby courses to help stay in touch with their favourite sport and have fun.

The first group of five residents from Colten Care’s Fernhill home at Longham near Bournemouth spent an afternoon on the driving range at Ferndown Forest Golf Club.

They practised shots in the company of the club’s golf pro Jane Miles whose dad Mike, a former 3 handicap, now lives at the home.

Jane said: “He loved everything about coming here today. It was really happy and enjoyable for him.”

Also attending was Ben Scavolo, a member of Parkstone Golf Club for more than 40 years, and Arthur Bradbury, who played semi-pro football with a spell in the 1960s Manchester United youth team under the legendary Matt Busby, before taking up golf at the age of 37.

They were joined by fellow Fernhill residents and golfing enthusiasts Michael Fey and Ken Cobb.

Ann-Marie Knight of Fernhill’s Companionship Team said: “Many of our residents have enjoyed sport during their lives and really appreciate the opportunity to stay hands-on if they can. We’re only too pleased to help make that happen.”



















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