In the middle of May our homes took on a variety of challenges to get all of our residents moving and grooving as part of NAPA’s Well-being Walks. The aim was to improve physical, psychological and social well-being, whilst raising money for a charity who support activity and well-being across our industry.
Amberley Hall had a great time taking on indoor circuits with hoola-hooping, indoor badminton, bowling, target practice and more. Ashlynn Grange took on similar challenges, but made a day of inter-community games with a torch ceremony and cake auction. While Avocet Court tackled circuits around the home and gardens and Aria Court residents braved the weather to complete various walks around the home and local parks!
The Central Support Team meanwhile, took on a collective walk equivalent to the 103 miles from our head office in Essex to Amberley Hall, our farthest flung home, in Norfolk!
We’re so proud to have raised £1,640 so NAPA can keep up their fantastic work. Hilary Woodhead – NAPA’s Executive Director said, “The NAPA Year of Moving and Grooving 2021 is a campaign to support the care sector to prioritise physical activity, with the aim of improving physical, psychological and social wellbeing. On the 15th May we invited care homes and supporters to take part in The NAPA Wellbeing Walk, a sponsored walk with a difference! NAPA members and supporters across the country embraced the challenge, walking round the garden, along the promenade, into the woods, over the moors – we have seen it all! Thank you to Athena Care Homes, whose dedication to wellbeing is exceptional, your generous donation will help us support care homes to prioritise wellbeing – we couldn’t do our work without the support of teams like Athena”.
A huge thank you once again to our teams and residents for being such great sports and for all their hard work and fundraising!