Care home residents get in on Games act

Linlithgow Care Home residents participated in a Commonwelth games themed fun day.
Linlithgow Care Home residents participated in a Commonwelth games themed fun day.
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Linlithgow Care Home residents have taken part in a Commonwealth Games competition with seven other homes in Scotland.

Over 50 residents and 40 members of HC-One staff attended the event organised in honour of the upcoming Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.

The day was organised into 10 fun events in which residents competed in to win points for their care home.

Particularly popular events included ‘hook-the-duck’ and ‘floor-curling.’

There was something for everyone and all residents took part in at least one event with many trying their hand several times at their favourite activities.

Unfortunately, though the local team did not emerge victorious. That honour went to Murrayfield House Care Home from Edinburgh.

Everyone who took part enjoyed it hugely and the event is now set to become an annual occurrence.

HC-One’s Linlithgow manager, Margaret Davidson, said: “Everyone had a brilliant time.

‘‘It was wonderful to see residents getting active and enjoying in some friendly competition with fellow HC-One residents.

“We are delighted that this will become an annual event and will certainly be returning next year.”

HC-One managing director, Paula Keys, said: “Events that bring our homes together are special.

‘‘HC-One aim to provide the kindest possible care and giving our residents the opportunity to spend time with others in a fun and safe environment is an important part of that.

“We look forward to getting even more HC-One care homes involved next year so that more residents can enjoy such a great event.”