Care home resident’s get ‘Olympic’ medals

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RESIDENTS at a Wearside care home received medals for taking part in the centre’s own Olympic-style event.

Bridget Phillipson, MP for Houghton and Sunderland South, visited the Pavillion Care Centre to present medals for their participation in the home’s own Olympic Games.

Ms Phillipson congratulated everyone at the home on their efforts in the Pavillion Olympics.

The games at the Houghton home included a series of events which spanned a week, with dominoes and Connect 4 proving particular favourites.

One of the medal winners was resident Frank Farry, who celebrated his dominoes success with his family and was presented with his medal by Mrs Phillipson.

The MP was also shown around the home’s newly-improved facilities.

The refurbishment being done means more elderly people will be supported at the home, which can currently cater for 35.

The Pavillion Care Centre is part of European Care Group and once its refurbishment is complete, it will provide tailored care and support for up to 68 elderly people.

The home delivers person-centred care, identifying people’s goals and ambitions and focusing on enablement and the promotion of personal dignity.

Home manager Marie Shillaw said: “Everyone at Pavillion found the Olympics to be so exciting.

“We are all so proud of Team GB and their fantastic successes.

The residents really enjoyed taking part in their own games.

“It was great to have our MP come along to do our own medal presentation – let’s hope we see some more Team GB gold medals in the Paralympics.”

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