When the going gets tough, our services get active

Find out how our services have been keeping active during lockdown!

Over the last few months, our services have been coming up with creative ways to keep moving at home and keep the people we support active.

Without access to the community or their normal routine, here’s how they’ve been managing to incorporate exercise into their days!

A session with Mr Motivator!

At Twyford House, residents have been having fun with some keep fit sessions in the living room! The people we support love the enthusiasm from Mr Motivator who has them moving and laughing in a morning!

Watch Adam and staff member, Hayley take part in a session below:

A little goes a long way!

At Longmore Road, the ladies have been using dancing sessions to relieve stress and keep moving. They’ve been putting on some music and keeping fit as a way of downtime. If the residents have struggled for a few days, they encourage each other to get involved.

Watch Zeila and staff in one of their sessions below, encouraging Mandy to join in after feeling unwell for the last few days:

Joining Joe in a PE class!

Some of our Supported Living residents in Wiltshire DCA have been tuning in to a Joe Wicks PE class each morning! They’ve been really enjoying doing this together and keep themselves fit and healthy!

The residents have also been having fun playing games outside, like piñata (a great active game for everyone to play) on Damon’s birthday!

It also means they can treat themselves at the tuck shop they have made in the shed at the bottom of their garden!

Yoga sessions

The residents at Red House have been looking after themselves by taking part in some yoga sessions in their dining room.

Yoga helps with everyone’s flexibility, gets everyone moving and helps the people we support feel relaxed!

Having fun!

Across our services we have seen all sorts of indoor and outdoor games. It’s a great way for everyone to keep exercising whilst having fun!

At the Knowls, they’ve been playing cricket in the garden, at Heather House they’ve been playing swingball and at Drakes Place they’ve held a ‘Beach Sports Day!’

Lots of people we support have also been on their daily walks looking for rainbows. Being unable to go out in the community hasn’t stopped some of the people we support getting some fresh air. Having many put up rainbows in their own windows – it’s a great way to encourage everyone out to see how many they can spot!

You can find out more about what our services have been doing in lockdown in our latest issue of Zest magazine: https://www.voyagecare.com/news/zest-summer-2020-is-here/

We’re keeping you safe at Voyage Care

We remain focused on adhering to all the latest government guidance and advice relating to the global spread of COVID-19 (Coronavirus). The health and wellbeing of the people we support and our staff teams remains our highest priority. To learn more about what we are doing, visit our COVID-19 (Coronavirus) resource area.

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