Crouched Friars residents throw a good right hook

Our residents at Crouched Friars were put through their paces recently when they got involved with some boxing lessons.

We recently welcomed Chloe who runs GFitness, to the home to challenge residents with boxing training.

Residents were very inquisitive and loved to practice their stamina and strength with the trainers.

Paulina Eagle, home manager at Crouched Friars, commented: “We are always trying to introduce our residents to new activities and boxing was something they had never tried. It’s been a great way for them to exercise, whilst also providing mental stimulation.

We all had so much fun and enjoyed letting off steam!”

Boxing is a great sport for seniors as it provides both mental and physical stimulation – it also tests balance, which in turn helps to reduce falls. Because pads are used, it is a safe and fun exercise for older people.

Following the recent Government guidance regarding visiting rules, the Colchester-based home continues to follow strict safety procedures and are now allowing Covid safe visits to home.

Crouched Friars are pleased to be still welcoming new residents to the home. They have specific procedures in place, to continue to support families who are looking for care for a loved one, whilst minimising the risk for residents and staff.

The Residential Home has a team of dedicated care staff who provide around the clock dementia and residential care for residents.

For more information on Crouched Friars, or to take a look around the home, please call 01206 572647 or visit www.crouchedfriars.co.uk.

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