Old people have Olympics of their own at care home

Ashlyns Care Home sports day.
Ashlyns Care Home sports day.

OLD people and their carers had an Olympics of their own during a care home’s sports day.

They took part in six games including blindfolded penalty shoot-out and the whacky wheelchair race during the event at Ashlyns Care Home in Chesham Road, Berkhamsted.

Manager Diane Delicate said: “Our staff and residents had a fantastic time and everyone felt very patriotic at the end.”

Winning team The Zimmers beat two other teams to win the contest.

They stood on a podium and were given a trophy while singing the national anthem as the Union Jack was raised.

Sabina Bell, who lives at the home, said: “Congratulations to the staff, who were such good sports. The organisation and attention to detail was nothing short of inspiring.”