Residents at Whitebriars Residential Care Home, specialist dementia care based in Bexhill, East Sussex, had a wonderful sunny afternoon enjoying trishaw rides along Bexhill promenade.
‘Cycling Without Age’ are a wonderful initiative who provide trishaw rides to local care home residents. The voluntary organisation wants to give the elderly “personal interaction, put the wind in their hair and smiles on their faces”.
Whitebriars residents took it in turns to be picked up from their home and were taken along the seafront in style. This is something that Coast Care Homes has been involved in in the past but because of the pandemic it has been two years since their last trishaw experience.
The Whitebriars residents had a fantastic afternoon,
One resident said “Oh my, I can remember being in a tuktuk in Sri Lanka, it must have been 50 years ago, it was Ceylon in those days”. She is still talking about it today.
Another resident exclaimed “We are out, we are out” with a huge smile.
Activities Co-ordinator Martha Linfield said, “It brought instant joy to the residents, they were smiling and waving to passers by the whole time”
Lynda and Kevin Dewhurst, the owners of Coast Care Homes said,
“At Coast Care Homes we aim to make day-to-day life in our homes as fulfilling as possible for every individual resident. Our core belief is to promote choice and independence within a loving and stimulating environment. The trip along the seafront by this unusual mode of transport, from a great bunch of volunteers has been wonderful. We really appreciate their hard work and efforts, particularly on one of the hottest days of the year! We are always looking for great stimulating activities for our much-loved residents, this was certainly a big hit”