Care South’s Alexandra House care home in Parkstone was delighted to open its home for a special family fun day with the AFC Bournemouth Community Sports Trust team.
Residents welcomed lots of family members and friends, including many of their children and grandchildren for a fun day of sports in the garden. Everyone took part in football-themed activities including football skittles, football skills tests and throwing competitions. Many of the children donned AFC Bournemouth kits, and the team rewarded those attending with lots of goodies, including branded scarves, football shirts and AFCB clocks.
Lauren Taylor, Home Manager at Alexandra House, commented: “It was such a great day, which residents in our care loved. Seeing all their family members enjoying themselves, and particularly seeing their grandchildren and great grandchildren running around and having so much fun really meant the world to residents. For us, it’s always about trying to enrich residents lives and days like this are just so enjoyable for everyone, and really help build lasting memories for residents in our care, which is really rewarding for our team.”
Steve Cuss, Head of AFC Bournemouth Community Sports Trust, commented: “It was fantastic to see everyone come together and socialize and just have lots of fun. There was a real family feel and we were delighted to see so many residents getting involved. There are so many physical and mental benefits to keeping active and we really enjoy seeing the benefits during our weekly visits to Care South’s homes.”
The visit from the community sports team was thanks to the ongoing partnership between AFC Bournemouth Community Sports Trust and Care South, which began in 2014. The partnership allows residents, home care clients and staff to get involved in a variety of activities, including meeting players, coffee mornings, walking football and visits to the Vitality Stadium.