Foot­ball club staff drill care home res­i­dents

Macclesfield Express - - MOTORING -

RES­I­DENTS at Inger­s­ley Court care home were put through their paces by train­ers from Mac­cles­field Town Foot­ball Club.

Rep­re­sen­ta­tives from the club vis­ited the care home to get res­i­dents in the com­pet­i­tive spirit with games based on hand-eye co-or­di­na­tion.

It was one of the ac­tiv­i­ties at the care home which aims to boost things like mem­ory and hand-eye co-or­di­na­tion to slow down the on­set of de­men­tia and Alzheimer’s.

Ch­eryl Brooks, ac­tiv­ity co-or­di­na­tor, said: “The res­i­dents ab­so­lutely loved it. We played a tar­get game with bean bags, and it got quite com­pet­i­tive be­tween the res­i­dents. A few peo­ple were also glad of the ex­cuse to talk about Mac­cles­field Town’s per­for­mance this sea­son.”

Mac­cles­field Town agreed to pro­vide free tick­ets for res­i­dents to at­tend home games.

Sue Duck­ers, home ser­vices man­ager, said: “The club be­ing in­volved with com­pet­i­tive game ac­tiv­i­ties is a fan­tas­tic

● Train­ing staff from Mac­cles­field Town Foot­ball Club met res­i­dents at nger­s­ley Court care home in Bolling­ton

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