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Golf Trip For Two Residents At Burnley Home As Part Of Seize The Day Initiative

A Burnley home arranged for two residents to channel their inner Rory McIlroy and play some golf.

Stephen Bird and Geoff Bowell are residents at MHA Heather Grange and have a keen interest in golf, with Stephen playing at least twice a week before moving into the home.

Staff members Sarah Ashworth and Tracey Keenan accompanied the pair to the Prairie Sports Village, where they played a course of Pitch and Putt as part of their Seize the Day.

Following on from the golf, they all went for some coffee and cake.

The initiative encourages residents to re-experience activities or events from the past or to do something they would like to do for the first time.

The home provides residential and dementia care for 70 residents.

Karys Barnes, admin manager said:

“Stephen loves sports and when we asked him about taking him to play some golf he was very excited.

“The Prairie Sport Village is literally two minutes away from us, so it was very ideal.

“Geoff also has an interest in golf, so we decided to take them both together.

“They had a great day, both were very excited and kept saying they enjoyed it.

“The weather was brilliant and overall, it was a great day out for the two residents and staff.”