Fresh ideas: the Olympic Games experience

Journal article citation:
Nursing and Residential Care, 14(8), August 2012, pp.425-427.
MA Healthcare Ltd.
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The 2012 Games can help to bring a great deal of fun and a great atmosphere into the care home. This article discusses how residents, staff and visitors can come together and enjoy a memorable experience during the Olympic and Paralympic Games. A number of ideas are suggested for staff to implement including: forming teams to find out about and support different countries; in-house Olympics including games such as ten pin bowling; decorating the care home; themed evenings; and outdoor activities. A garden party is a great opportunity to raise funds for a local charity. Local newspapers will be keen to report how the Games are affecting the local community, and therefore contacting the local media can provide an opportunity for some publicity to raise the profile of the care home.

Subject terms:
leisure activities, older people, sport, care homes;
United Kingdom
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