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Cherry Garth Care Home in Holmer Green to host Road Worlds for Seniors kick-off event on Mon 2nd Sep 2019

| August 29, 2019

Cherry Garth Care Home in Holmer Green is to host the Road Worlds for Seniors kick-off event on Monday 2nd September 2019.

The Road World for Seniors 2019 Championship is a virtual cycling event that will take place throughout September 2019 alongside the 2019 UCI Road World Championships in Yorkshire . It is supported by British Cycling, Sport England, Care England and The National Care Forum (NCF).

The virtual cycling event encourages older people and people with dementia to take part in competitive sport and virtually cycle all over the world using Motiview, a concept which allows older people to virtually cycle through a choice of 1,700 locations on stationary bikes, with a video projection that plays whilst the person pedals.

The combination of exercise and visual stimulation increases activity levels in older people and gives them the opportunity to revisit familiar places from their childhoods and other important points in their lives.

This element of Motiview is especially important for those who live with dementia, as it provokes fond memories of familiar locations, such as their home town, or favourite holiday location, sparking conversations that bring the memories back to life. Everyone who participates will be rewarded for their efforts, with additional awards going to those who have cycled the furthest, and the care teams that have provided the best support.

During the event Vic Rayner, the Executive Director of the National Care Forum will join Kelly Hartley, manager of Cherry Garth care home (which is run by The Fremantle Trust), who has been identified as one of the NCF’s Rising Stars.

*Source of article : Press release on behalf of The Fremantle Trust.

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