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Twilight Games

To celebrate the 2016 Rio Olympic and Paralympic Games and to allow for our older generation to feel involved, residents in a number of care settings across Leicestershire and Rutland have been involved in the 'Twilight Games'.

Leicester-Shire & Rutland Sport (LRS) and Melton Borough Council have developed a programme of activity which enabled our older generation in care settings, to participate whatever their level of ability and mobility.

The specially adapted games were aimed at assisting people with their co-ordination, concentration and mobility but above all to have fun and enjoy the social and well-being benefits of being active with others.

Not only have the care homes been active but they also embraced the cultural aspects of the 2016 Rio Olympic and Paralympic Games.

In Melton, residents at Gretton Court and St Johns Court were busy making their own Olympic themed crafts, flags and bunting in order to decorate the lounge to create a great atmosphere for their very own sporting event – The Twilight Games!

Each care setting took part in the games in a competitive and spirited manner throughout the week of 15th-19th August. They participated in activities such as Sitting Volleyball, Bean Bag Throw, Petanque, Mini Boccia and Audio Basketball.

After the Twilight Games, each setting had a Presentation of medals for each of the participants, a commemorative framed certificate of participation and a well-earned cup of tea and chocolates!

We also featured on BBC Radio Leicester – the piece can be listened to via this link;

BBC Radio Leics Sound Bite

BBC Radio Leics Sound Bite

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