Going for Gold at Sheffield’s Loxley Park

Staff and residents at Loxley Court gear up for teh Olympics
Staff and residents at Loxley Court gear up for teh Olympics
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ELDERLY residents at a Sheffield retirement complex are going down with a fever - Olympic fever.

Residents from the complex have been going for gold competing in activities from sequence dancing to singing and gardening in an Olympics-style event.

Other activities include ball kicking, quoits, t’ai chi, lycra band, walk for life, try-athlon and various games on a Nintendo Wii console.

Loxley Park, Loxley, is an assisted living complex for seniors.

A spokesman for the complex said: “Loxley Park staff and members are full of Olympic spirit.

“Our champion activities manager Carolyn Slaughter has signed Team Loxley up for a going for gold challenge run by the National Association for Providers of Activities for Older People. In the run up to the Olympics, members and their families, staff and health professionals will be competing.”

NAPA promotes the importance of activity within a care setting and this year’s challenge is all about physical activity.

The spokesman said: “At Loxley Park we understand how vital it is for our members to be physically, socially and mentally well.”

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