This month we successfully kick-off our very own bi–monthly swimming club.
We have had a few residents who in the past have mentioned that they'd like to go swimming and so we thought it would be a fun way to get the residents out into the community while also getting the benefits of exercising. This is a 1 staff member to 1 resident ratio and for our first week, we took 3 residents out who all loved being back in the water.
The swimming club couldn’t have gone better; our ladies and gent loved being back in the water and swimming, we even caught the start of aqua zumba and one of our ladies started copying the leg moves which was wonderful to see.
The swimming sessions got our residents moving and being in the water made the exercise easier. For some, it was a happy place for them, and this was a way to bring those memories and feelings back. They all enjoyed getting out of the home and it allowed residents and staff to make memories and form stronger relationships.
We are so pleased that we are able to make this a regular trip. We can't wait to visit again with the next group of residents.
If you have a resident here at Trinity House who may like to go swimming, please get in touch and we can add your family member to the list. We will be rotating who we take each week.