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Hartismere Place residents take on their own Olympics




The Olympics may have finished last week, but not before residents at an Eye care home took the opportunity to put their own spin on the games.

This week, 19 residents at Hartismere Place, in Castleton Way, got into the competitive spirit themselves, by going head-to-head in different sports and activities.

Main events included armchair tennis, keep the balloon up, hook-a-duck and fishing for balls – with medallists enjoying homemade ‘Olympic cake’ during a ceremony on July 29.

The cake presented at the closing ceremony of Hartismere's 'Olympic Games'. Picture: Hartismere Place. (50239448)
The cake presented at the closing ceremony of Hartismere's 'Olympic Games'. Picture: Hartismere Place. (50239448)

Home manager Marie Reeves said: “Team members and residents have been enjoying getting into the Olympic spirit, and bringing the games to Eye.

“We have lots of sporting fans living in the home, many of whom were enjoying watching Team GB compete on the television.

“We’re always looking for new and exciting ways to get residents up and active, which is why we decided to launch our very own version of the games.

Hartismere residents and gold medalists Marjorie Herring (left) and Carol Downie. Picture: Hartismere Place. (50239446)
Hartismere residents and gold medalists Marjorie Herring (left) and Carol Downie. Picture: Hartismere Place. (50239446)

“Armchair tennis was a real highlight, and the competition was seriously high.

“We think it should be an official Olympic sport.”



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