Residents at Four Seasons Health Care Group care homes have been joined by members of their local communities at the opening of the new ‘Four Seasons Feel Good Club’. The club will run in all Four Seasons Health Care and brighterkind care homes across the UK, to bring residents, carers, family members and people living in the local community, the opportunity to get together for a series of fun, feel-good activities throughout the year.

At The Laurels Care Home in Sunderland, players from Sunderland AFC officially opened the club and joined in with a game of ‘Slipper Soccer’, played by residents from the comfort of their armchairs. Katie Kitching and Mollie Rouse swapped their usual midfield positions and became goalkeepers, with residents taking penalties against them, cheered on by guests at the event. And at Pennine Lodge Care Home in Carlisle, children from the local primary school devised a special PE class for residents and led them in a keep-fit activity before enjoying an intergenerational get-together over a selection of healthy smoothies.

Leanne Walsh, who heads up the care provider’s Magic Moments activities programme, said: “Our new Four Seasons Feel Good Club is proving to be a real hit with our residents and includes a wide range of activities to benefit the mind, body and soul. The club is open to everyone, so it’s a great way to keep our residents connected to their local community. We hope people living locally to our care homes will come along and join us for future sessions – it’s free, fun and a great way to meet new people.

“We’ll be hosting activities every month, with something for everyone, whatever their interests and abilities.  From exercise classes to laughter yoga, adapted sports and games to singing classes and social get-togethers for a cuppa and chat, and reminiscence sessions.”

Operating under the Four Seasons Health Care and brighterkind brands, Four Seasons Health Care Group has over 60 care homes across the UK, caring for 4,000 people. The group provides long-term and respite residential and nursing care for older people and is an award-winning, sector leader with an innovative approach to specialist dementia care.