Tennis fun day scores an ace at Braintree care home

By 16th July, 2015 News Comments Off

Residents and staff at The New Deanery residential care home in Bocking, near Braintree, got into the sporting spirit, when the team hosted a Wimbledon fun day for all to enjoy.

Staff at the care home – which in a recent independent survey were rated 100% by residents and relatives, for being professional and effective in meeting their needs – dressed up in their tennis whites for the occasion and put on a real show.

The team set up a net, in The New Deanery’s stunning 10 acre grounds, for the residents, their friends and families to play tennis. For those who didn’t fancy a match, they could indulge in a glass of Pimms and strawberries and cream whilst listening to singer Alan Oakley, who played songs throughout the afternoon.

Jo Crosby, Head of Activities at The New Deanery, said: “The day was such great fun and everyone really enjoyed it. I know it brought back many memories for some of the residents and there was plenty of fun and laughter all round.”

Freda Carter, who is 100 years old and a resident at the home, used to watch Wimbledon on the television when she lived at home and remembers watching Fred Perry and John McEnroe play.

Resident Annette Morran, said: “Myself and my husband both have fond memories of going to Wimbledon in 1966, we even had a picture taken with a monkey when we went.”

Maria Harris said: “I went to Wimbledon many years ago with my husband and watching it with my friends at The New Deanery brought back fond memories for me.”

Residents at the care home were all able to watch Sunday’s final together, which saw Novak Djokovic crowned as Wimbledon Champion for the second year running.

The New Deanery has experienced staff, who are available 24/7 to provide top care for the home’s residents.

To enquire about accommodation and respite care at The New Deanery, please call 01376 328600.