The Tokyo Olympics Inspire Care Home Residents

by Brian Page

The Tokyo Olympics inspired residents at Lord Harris Court to take part in the recent sports day. arranged for them by the care home staff. Events including an egg and spoon race, duck catching and even a sack race, were planned with the safety of the participants a prime concern.

Residents Coral McGuillvray and Angela King engage in a hook a duck game while resident Irene Muggeridge and staff member Neus Amoros cheer on them.


Declaring the event a great success, residents Angela Walmsley, Ann Green, Coral McGuillvray and Joan Parr commented:

“We all agreed that the Sports Day has been a great success. Our fellow resident Roy Gyngell was declared the winner and received a gold medal, and then we all had a lovely cream tea!”


Tracey Esteve, activities coordinator at Lord Harris Court added:

“We had originally planned to hold the special event outside, but the weather wasn’t the best. However, the rain did not stop us, so we held our games indoors as our residents were determined to take part in Lord Harris Court’s Sports Day.” 

Staff members Tracey Esteve, Deane Robinson, Diana Mithiradaas and Lauren Taylor; and residents Joan Parr, Roy Gyngell, Irene Muggeridge and Angela King, celebrating a day of fun games and sports.Lord


Lord Harris Court is operated by RMBI Care Co. which is part of the Masonic Charitable Foundation and provides residential care, nursing care and residential dementia support to older Freemasons, their families and people in the wider community. The RMBIhave has been caring for older people for over 170 years and currently, supports more than 1,000 residents across 18 care homes in England and Wales with a focus on wellbeing and quality outcomes.



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