A massive thank you to The Misses Barrie Charitable Trust and BOOST (Building On Overlooked Sporting Talent) for their recent grant awards. These will help facilitate regular golf skills throughout the year for some care homes and day centres that are part of our 60+ Active Communities Project.
Through our innovative “no-frills” format age & physical mobility do not prevent participants from taking part. We have players with dementia, limited mobility and in wheelchairs – the average age being 84.5 years old (oldest 102!). The elderly in day centres/care are not usually engaged in stimulating activities and through golf we have inspired participants to try other activities like laughing yoga and armchair aerobics. Our aim is to keep as many people active in the centres as possible, with some healthy competition too.
Feedback shows the value of the activity sessions:
“It’s been great to see our clients enjoying the golf sessions, they look forward to them every week” (Staff member at Barnfield Care Home).
“Community Golf is really enlivening our social group, it gives them more physical energy and there’s always a lovely upbeat mood.” (Staff member at Elmwood Centre).