Residents of Denmead Grange care home try out new exercise classes to mark Older People’s Health and Fitness Day

Denmead Grange pensioners took part in a variety of activities on Wednesday 25 May, designed for a wide range of physical abilities, including walking and chair exercises followed by a relaxation session.

Created to inspire age-appropriate physical activity, the national day was launched to raise awareness of the importance of staying active to maintain strong and healthy joints and muscles, and to encourage changes in diet and lifestyle. lifestyle for an overall improvement in well-being and disease prevention.

Abbie Johnston, Managing Director of Denmead Grange, said: “Senior Health and Fitness Day is a great opportunity to try something a little different, you never know until you try – you might find a whole new hobby that you really enjoy.

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Residents of Denmead Grange.

“We had a great day trying out all sorts of new activities, from chair exercises to relaxation sessions. We all had a great time, even some of our staff were put to the test.

Pam, a resident of Denmead Grange, said: ‘I’m all for trying new things – never thought chair exercise would work, but absolutely loved it. I can’t wait to have another try!

Denmead Range’s Enrichment Program keeps residents active and provides a daily choice of engaging physical, mental and spiritual activities tailored to residents’ interests and abilities.

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Denmead Grange is run by Barchester Healthcare, which provides high quality care in its care homes and hospitals.

The home provides dementia care, residential care and respite care.