Joe, 90, chal­lenges care staff

Macclesfield Express - - MOTORING -

A 90-YEAR-OLD care home res­i­dent is inspiring his neigh­bours and staff to get fit.

Joe Smith lives at Be­long Macclesfield on Kennedy Av­enue and has been work­ing with Bar­bara Tait, fit­ness in­struc­tor.

Joe has back­ing a chal­lenge for staff to join him in the gym and try to keep up.

Caro­line Ray, gen­eral manager at Be­long Macclesfield, took up Joe’s chal­lenge.

Bar­bara Tait said: “The best way for staff here to fully ap­pre­ci­ate the ef­fort that we’re ex­pect­ing of res­i­dents in the ex­er­cise stu­dio is to ex­pe­ri­ence it for them­selves.

“Staff that feel the benefits of regular ex­er­cise are bet­ter em­pow­ered to en­cour­age res­i­dents to do the same.

“Part of the Be­long ex­er­cise ser­vice is to ed­u­cate res­i­dents, their fam­i­lies and the staff that work with them about the benefits of ex­er­cise.”

●● Be­long Macclesfield res­i­dent Joe Smith and Gen­eral Manager Caro­line Ray

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