Wimbledon Experience at Nursing Home
By Hatherleigh Care Village | Wednesday, July 11, 2012, 10:40
Wimbledon experience at Nursing Home
Staff at the award-winning Edenmore Nursing Home were keen to ensure that the residents did not miss out on the excitement of the Wimbledon final at the weekend.
The residents have spent the last couple of weeks enjoying watching the tennis on wide screen TVs with fresh strawberries and cream along with endless cups of tea.
But on Sunday they joined the 16.9 million viewers watch Andy Murray take part in the men's singles finals, something that hasn't happened in the UK since Bunny Austin 74 years ago.
Nursing Home manager, Elizabeth Thompson, told us "Wimbledon is the oldest tournament in the world, just because some of our residents may not all able to go outside of the home for activities doesn't mean that they shouldn't join in the excitement.
"It was even more exciting because it's the first time in 74 years that we have had a British player make it to the finals.
"It has been a pleasure watching residents and staff cheer on their favourites as they battle it out for the championships"
The nursing home is popular with local healthcare professionals and is registered for 47 nursing beds. Its 24 hour care team specialise in dementia and use a bespoke care planning tool to provide individualised care plans for all residents.