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Lime Court receive silver medal in the Winter Deconditioning Games

Lime Court Care Home is celebrating this week as they have been awarded a silver medal in the Winter Deconditioning Games.

The deconditioning games are all about encouraging older people to stay active, and raising awareness about the effects of deconditioning. This refers to the lower activity levels that people experience during long stays in hospital and the impact this has on their fitness.

The deconditioning games were set up to promote chair-based activity in care homes and encourage people to maintain their activity levels, to limit the effects of deconditioning.

The project, which is a collaboration between Prosper and Essex County Council, takes place on a fortnightly basis and involves five local care homes connecting virtually to take part in activity sessions together. To support these sessions, each home was gifted with an activity pack which included a boccia set, a rainbow parachute, dance ribbons and a floor basketball.

Residents have really enjoyed being a part of these sessions. Not only because the activities they take part in are fun, but because it’s also an opportunity to meet other people living in care homes in the local community.

These sessions have also had a very positive impact on the people living at Lime Court. It has encouraged people to maintain their activity levels, whilst also increasing independence and social skills. Everyone looks forward to the session each fortnight and people always come away with smiles on their faces.

After the noticeable difference these sessions have made to the lives of the people they care for, Lime Court was awarded a silver medal by Prosper and Essex County council. This is a wonderful achievement for a home achieving wonderful things!