To mark the second week of the Olympic Games, one Burton care home has gone all out to make sure that their residents get the full global experience.
Each of the five communal rooms within the purpose-built home has been transformed into a different Continent ready to host activities throughout the week.
The home’s 50 Residents were then issued with passports, split into 5 teams and assigned to a Continent for a week of competition. Each Continent then played host to themed activities each day with traditional Asian bangra and European flamenco dancing proving a big success. Traditional food was on the menu from around the globe including exotic fruits from Africa and mini-barbeques from Australasia. The enthusiastic staff team provided the perfect backdrop with traditional costumes and decor.
Mount Pleasant residents Harold and Elsie told us:
“We have been transported around the World in just a week. We can’t go on holiday so this has definitely been the next best thing. We have had had a wonderful week and we’re so grateful to all of the Mount Pleasant staff.”
Residents were awarded a silver star for attending the activity and a gold star for taking part. At the end of the week, all the stars were totalled and the team with the most were awarded special ‘Mount Pleasant Medals.’
Anne-Marie Robinson, the Mount Pleasant Manager added:
“We put a lot of emphasis on the benefit of activities, so it is brilliant when everyone gets so involved. It has been wonderful to hear the residents reminiscing about their holidays when they are in each ‘Continent’ – they have thoroughly enjoyed the Olympics being in Great Britain this summer.”
Located on the edge of Burton-on-Trent, Mount Pleasant is a modern care home providing residential and specialist dementia care for up to 50 elderly people. The home is run by the family-owned Caring homes Group, which was founded in 1994 by mother and son team, Helena and Paul Jeffery.