CARE home residents in Halstead are limbering up for its very own sporting tournament with this year’s Olympic games edging ever closer.

Later this month, Care UK’s Colne View in Dame Mary Walk will be bringing Paris to Halstead as it opens its doors for residents to enjoy their own version of the Games.  

The event comes as Colne View joins The Big Care UK Sports Day, which sees more than 130 Care UK homes across the UK host sports days for the community and showcase what life in a care home is really like.  

Guests can soak up the sporting atmosphere and, for those daring to compete, have the chance to win their own gold medals with an afternoon of fun and games.

Activities include egg-and-spoon races, relay races, and knockout volleyball tournaments. 

Visitors can also enjoy a Paris-themed banquet, including cheese and wine, pastries, French-themed mocktails, and desserts, all thoughtfully prepared by the home’s talented head chef. 

Monica Boldeata, home manager at Colne View, said: “We’re so excited to host our very own sports tournament, which promises to be a memorable day for everyone who comes along.    

“Keeping fit is important for all ages, but exercise has many additional benefits for older people, from reducing the risk of falls to increasing wellbeing and confidence.

“Here at Colne View, we know just how important physical activity is, so we always encourage residents to stay active – and hosting our very own sports day is the perfect way to do just that.  

“We have some very competitive and skilled residents who have been warming up in preparation for some community competition. We can’t wait until kick-off.”

The event is on Friday, July 26, from 10am to 4pm.

To book a place at the event, contact customer relations manager Kim Richardson on 01787 389474 or email