Motion Exercise CIC and Sheffield City Trust Make Care Home Resident’s Swimming Wish Come True!
Edith went for her swim earlier today and had a whale of a time. Speaking of her time in the pool Edith said: “I absolutely loved it, it was like I was at school again. As soon as I got in it all came back to me!”
Using the disabled hoist pool side staff were able to lift Edith and gently lower her into the pool.
Zeezy, Founder and CEO of Motion Exercise said: “I’ve delivered our Motion Exercise sessions to Edith’s Care Home every week since lockdown in 2020. It was through chatting to Edith and Vicky, the Activities Coordinator, that we learned about her wish to go swimming. I’m so pleased that we’ve been able to make it happen. I expected Edith to be good at swimming, given her role as ‘Swimming Captain’ while in high school, but even I was impressed with how well she did.”
Over the last four years, Motion has delivered recurring sessions to over 400 Motioners in care homes and lunch clubs. Zeezy continued: “Our mission is to improve the health and happiness of older adults, through physical activity and meaningful human-connections. We’re grateful to be able to do this alongside fantastic people from Sheffield City Trust, the care homes we work in and our wider support network, ensuring that our Motioners (participants) are at the heart of everything that we do.”